Dahi Paneer (Falahari)

Paneer is the most loved and preffered source of protien for vegetarians. It has a nuetral flavour that can be paired with any gravy. Usually gravy options served with paneer is more or less the same in all Indian restaurants around the world. I had gotten bored with the same gravy therefore I thought of trying something different, with mildly spiced diced paneer cubes in thick sour yet creamy gravy.

Cooking TimePrepration TimeTotal Time
20 minutes 10 minutes 30 minutes


  1. Paneer – 200 gms (diced)
  2. Plain Yogurt/Curd – 200 grams (room temperature)
  3. Cashew Paste – 3 tbsp
  4. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  5. Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp (optional)
  8. Roasted Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Rock salt/Sendha namak – as per your taste
  10. Ghee – 1 tbsp
  11. Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  12. Curry Leaves – 3 nos
  13. Ginger & Green Chilli Paste – 2 tbsp
  14. Corriander – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  15. Green Chilli – 1 (slit)
  16. Mint leaves – 5-6 (garnishing)


  1. In a mixing bowl add plain yogurt along with chilli powder, pepper powder, roasted cumin powder and give it a good mix, and Keep it aside
  2. In another mixing bowl, add some ghee, rock salt, ginger & green chilli paste and microwave it for 20 seconds. Then add freshly chopped corriander and cubed panner and gently mix everything and keep aside.
  3. Place a cooking pot on medium heat, once hot add cooking oil, cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds sputter, add curry leaves and slit green chilli.
  4. Add the prepared curd mixture and give it a stir. Now add the cashew paste and cardamom powder and continue stirring until the gravy comes to a boil. You can stop stirring, but continue cooking the gravy until you observe the gravy has separated from the oil.
  5. Meanwhile place a frying pan on medium heat and once hot add marinated cubes of panner and toss it gently until they have a golden coloured layer on it.
  6. Pour the gravy in a serving bowl or dish, gently place the panner cubes and garnish it with mint leaves or corriander leaves.

I know Dahi Panner is an unusual combination, but trust me it is worth trying. I also had second thoughts while preparing it but I personally enjoyed the combination. Try and share your feedback in the comment section below.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Wow, definetly a must try!


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