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Paneer Kadhi ~ for Summer Days

Unusual and distinctive, paneer kadhi has much potential. At the beginning it may seem undefined and unclear, but at the end, it assumes clear and unmistakable identity that is fascinating and enchanting.

Dried mango powder (Amchur), ginger powder (sonti) and kasoori methi adds to the mystique, giving a deeply memorable taste to paneer kadhi.

Homemade Yogurt, Dried Ginger, Kasoori Methi and Paneer


In a small sauce pan, heat a teaspoon of oil.

Add and saute the following ingredients in the order mentioned:

Urad dal, cumin and mustard seeds – half teaspoon each
Green chillies, slit in the middle – 4
Finely chopped onions and fresh green peas – half cup each
Dried mango (amchur), ginger(sonti) & kasoori methi– half tsp each
Turmeric, sugar and salt to taste or quarter teaspoon each
Small, bite-sized paneer cubes, about 12 to 15

At the end, add about two cups of fresh homemade yogurt. Whisk the yogurt, thoroughly mixing with sautéed spices. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve warm with chapatis or rice for a delightful meal.

Paneer Kadhi with Chapatis and Pickled Cucumber ~ Our Meal Today

Thank you Musical for suggesting Paneer Kadhi name to this recipe.
Recipe Adapted from Annita’s “My Pleasure and My Treasure”
Yogurt is prepared with 2% milk (so, the thin watery like consistency on whisking).


What brought on this paneer craving, you might ask?

Party at a restaurant. A platter of most delectable paneer pakoras. Slim pickings, thus born a paneer state of mind.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Ginger & Sonti,Paneer,Yogurt (Thursday July 5, 2007 at 9:23 pm- permalink)
Comments (26)

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26 comments for Paneer Kadhi ~ for Summer Days »

  1. Wow!!!! Paneer again….who can’t like paneer…Keep them coming Indira. [:)] Would luv 2 see a recipe for paneer pakoras from you.

    Comment by Kavya — July 5, 2007 @ 9:40 pm

  2. This is so different. Looking at the name I was expecting something pickle-like. Two milk products in one dish is indeed unique.

    Comment by Suganya — July 5, 2007 @ 9:53 pm

  3. Its a paneer spree at your place and a ‘fight your temptation’ spree for us ! I have to use up the paneer I bought tomorrow :))

    Comment by Priya — July 5, 2007 @ 9:57 pm

  4. Kavya: I actually bought a big slab of paneer to prepare paneer pakoras. But suddenly the weather has turned too hot here to deep-fry. So all these other recipes.:)

    Suganya: It’s like majjiga pulusu or lightly cooked kaalan, but with paneer. It’s a good unique.

    Priya: This paneer spree is because I couldn’t fight the paneer pakora temptation. 🙂
    Have a happy paneer weekend!:)

    Comment by Indira — July 5, 2007 @ 10:10 pm

  5. Ah! Paneer again :0 you are giving me ideas 🙂 its a simpler, gentler cousin of a very old fashioned Punju dish, hardly anyone makes it now a days…..the paneer kadhi!! i’ll make your achaar paneer too, as i ahve penty of paneer from my weekend excercise 🙂

    did i hear pakoras 😉 i guess i’ll make them too, after talking abt that halwai recipe in the morning 😀

    Comment by musical — July 5, 2007 @ 10:19 pm

  6. hey this a totally new recipe for me..thnx so much.. luks tempting..

    Comment by sushma — July 6, 2007 @ 2:41 am

  7. its raining paneer here indira and i am loving it 🙂 when i read the title, i thought u r using achaar masala but i should have expected to find something more exotic 😀 both ur recent paneer recipes sounds really simple to make. hope u do post recipe of paneer pakora someday.

    Comment by sia — July 6, 2007 @ 3:54 am

  8. Indira- I have just made panir, and then found your post! I’ll try this. I am wondering: is this recipe Andhra or Hyderabadi-Moghlai? Very unusual… this is the first time I’ve seen panir with yoghurt!

    I cannot resist panir pakoras either… 🙂

    Comment by pelicano — July 6, 2007 @ 3:59 am

  9. beautiful recipe, indira. the yogurt addition makes it refresshing for summer.

    Comment by bee — July 6, 2007 @ 4:27 am

  10. I always thought they added some achar to this dish. Now I know what really goes into it.

    Comment by Gini — July 6, 2007 @ 5:59 am

  11. I landed up on your site following links from elsewhere. Looks like you have a community following. Keep up the good work. Its definitely going to “rain” paneer at my home from today.

    Comment by Meera — July 6, 2007 @ 7:58 am

  12. How unfortunate am I ? For everyone’s shock – 2 things that has no entry in my kitchen -Paneer and Eggplants ! I cannot stand the smell / taste . I admire the craze and cravings of many of my friends … but my taste buds are weird !

    Happy “Paneering” Indira and others! 🙂

    Comment by Soumya — July 6, 2007 @ 9:07 am

  13. Lovely recipe and pictures. I have to try this. Could you please let me know where you got those bowls that looks just the right size to serve indian food. Thanks

    Comment by sp — July 6, 2007 @ 9:52 am

  14. Hi Indira, really lovely and fantastic paneer recipe. I want to try this asap. Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Jyothi — July 6, 2007 @ 10:04 am

  15. Hi!
    This dish looks delicious! easy to prepare too! Pics are lovely!

    Comment by usha — July 6, 2007 @ 10:35 am

  16. wow… just when i thot the other dish was amazing… you come up with another tasty yet simple paneer dish… I have never heard about this dish before and I am so excited to try it.


    Comment by spandana — July 6, 2007 @ 11:32 am

  17. Fresh ideas for paneer! Yay. Thanks a bunch.

    Comment by GG — July 6, 2007 @ 4:02 pm

  18. Mmmmm … Delicious 🙂

    Comment by Sangeeta — July 6, 2007 @ 4:32 pm

  19. Hi Indira
    The paneer dish(es) look great and enticing! We tried Preets a few weeks ago.. I think I will stick to your recipes though! I seem to have better luck with it than Preets! 🙂 Service was really slow which can be huge NO NO with no-attention span children.

    Comment by archana — July 6, 2007 @ 8:35 pm

  20. Hi Indira,

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    please spread the message

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    Comment by friend — July 6, 2007 @ 8:56 pm

  21. Thank you all for your nice comments on this different kind of recipe.

    Musical: I wish I had known about Paneer kadhi title. I think it’s more appropriate than the achaar paneer title.:)
    I look forward to your paneer pakora recipe.

    Pelicano: Traditional Andhra cuisine is completely unaware of paneer and paneer dishes. Paneer is totally a north-Indian thing.
    About this recipe, – I got it from Annita’s blog. I think it’s a promotional recipe by Amul company which sells paneer and other milk products in India.

    Archana: I agree that their service is slow, but the food is really great and fresh tasting. We loved the clean presentation and portion sizes.

    Lost Foodblogger: Thanks for posting the link here about join the marrow registry campaign.

    Comment by Indira — July 7, 2007 @ 7:02 pm

  22. Indira garu,
    I have a huge slab of fresh paneer lying in the fridge, will go and make achaar paneer today for lunch 🙂 Awesome recipe as always!

    Comment by Deepa — July 8, 2007 @ 8:43 am

  23. This turned out great! Super Quick and Easy to boot.

    my $0.02: – The Saunth (ginger) is prob not needed. Kasuri Methi has such a strong flavor it doesnt really matter if you add dried ginger or not.
    – for some more flavour I substituted curry leaves for the daal, also added peas to it.

    BTW Dont really get why you called it “Achaar paneer”.. nothing achaar like about it…It is more like a “Kadhi”.
    anyways whats in a name, the dish came out great!
    Thanks for the recipe.

    Indira replies:
    It started out like achaar paneer but somehow by the time it reached the dining table turned to Kadhi paneer.
    Well, I changed the name. I hope you are happy now.:)

    Comment by Kavita — July 19, 2007 @ 11:38 am

  24. I loved your blog , it’s got some very sumptuous recipes. i can see you are a very meticulous cook. I liked this Paneer Kadhi recipe and am gonna make it soon. I infact cook something similar (I omit the sonth, turmeric and peas and instead make it with tomato puree/sauce and cream)

    Comment by Sonali — April 29, 2008 @ 6:09 pm

  25. Hi,
    I tried out your recipe minus the onions and we liked it a lot. Just posted the same on my blog too. Thanks for sharing.

    Hi EC,
    It’s nice to know that you tried and liked this recipe. Thanks for taking time to letting me know.

    Comment by Easycrafts — May 7, 2008 @ 4:06 am

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