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Paneer Kolhapuri | No Onion No Garlic Paneer Kolhapuri
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Paneer Kolhapuri | No Onion No Garlic Paneer Kolhapuri

Paneer Kolhapuri is a very popular Kolhapuri dish which is rich in Paneer and spices. Usually served with Chapati, poori or any Indian Breads. A freshly ground Kholapuri masala is first made which is then cooked with tomato-cashew gravy along with soft paneer chunks. This No Onion No Garlic Paneer Kolhapuri subzi is good with fried rice or pulao also.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Accompaniment, Paneer Varieties, Veg Gravies
Cuisine: Indian Recipes, North Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Mixer Grinder


For Kolhapuri Masala

  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • ½ tsp Peppercorns
  • 2 tbsp Grated Coconut
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds

For Gravy

  • 200 gms Paneer Cubed
  • 3 Tomato
  • 1 tbsp Cashews
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Coriander Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 nos Green Chili
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves For Garnishing
  • 1 tsp Salt adjust as needed

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds


  • Soak the cashews in warm water for 5 minutes

Preparing Kolhapuri Masala

  • Dry roast the Kolhapuri masala ingredients except coconut till we get nice aroma. Then add coconut and fry till coconut turns light brown
  • Grind everything to a coarse powder. Kolhapuri Masala is now ready.
  • In a mixer jar add tomatoes, ginger, green chili and soaked cashews and grind it to a smooth paste

Preparing Gravy

  • Heat oil / butter in a pan. Add cumin seeds and allow it to sputter. Add ground tomato+spice+cashew paste and stir well
  • Then, add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric  powder and salt and allow the tomato masala to cook in low flame till the oil oozes out and the masala becomes thick
  • Then, add the kolhapuri masala which we ground in step 2. After adding the masala, the mixture becomes very thickAdd water to adjust the consistency. Allow the masala to cook for couple of minutes. 
  • Then add the paneer cubes and allow the paneer to cook with the masala for couple of minutes Finally garnish with coriander leaves and switch off the flame
  • The delicious Paneer Kolhapuri Ready to serve!



Serving: 0.5Cup | Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g