Khoya Paneer Recipe | How to Make Khoya Paneer Curry

by Rachna
Khoya Paneer

Khoya Paneer is a recent addition to my recipe repertoire. It is so tasty that the entire family demands that I make it. And I have to make copious quantities too. Khoya is unsweetened milk solids and its addition makes the curry thick and rich not to mention delicious. This khoya paneer recipe is definitely a festival recipe and will delight your guests. Make it this Diwali and make your festival special.

Here’s how to make khoya paneer:Khoya Paneer

Khoya Paneer

Khoya Paneer Recipe

Rachna Parmar
This khoya paneer recipe is easy and really very tasty. It is perfect to pack in your kids lunchbox and absolutely lovely as a Diwali treat. Do try.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Total Time 14 mins
Course Main Course | Curry
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Servings 4 people
Calories 364 kcal


  • 200 gm. Paneer or cottage cheese
  • 100 gm. Khoya
  • 2 large onions finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. ghee
  • 2 tbsp. cashew nut paste or powder
  • 1 tsp. jeera or cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. garam masala
  • ½ tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. crushed kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat ghee in a kadhai. Add cumin seeds and allow to sputter. Now add onion and ginger garlic paste. Cook for about 5 minutes till the raw smell is gone and onion is golden brown.
  • Now add the tomatoes and green chillies (if using). Saute well till the paste becomes mushy.
  • Break khoya into small pieces and add to the paste. Cook till the khoya melts into the paste. If you want you can blend the masala paste in a blender after cooling it down.
  • Now add turmeric powder, garam masala, coriander powder along with cashew nut paste. Add some water to thin down the gravy. Add salt, sugar and cook the curry with a lid on low flame for about 10 minutes.
  • Add more water if needed. Check the seasoning and now add the paneer cubes. Cook for about 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle kasuri methi.
  • Khoya paneer is ready to serve. Serve it hot with rotis and rice.


  • You can fry the paneer pieces if you like. I prefer them as is.
  • Don’t overlook the paneer or it becomes stringy.  Hence add it towards the end.
  • You can also add mushroom if you like or fresh/frozen peas to the curry.
  • I use store bought khoya but you can make your own khoya if you like.
  • Khoya Paneer is a really tasty and rich recipe that is mildly spicy. You can add more chilli powder if you like it hotter.


Nutrition Facts
Khoya Paneer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 364 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 14g88%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 165mg7%
Potassium 221mg6%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 200IU4%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 453mg45%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Shailaja V -

Looks so yummy! Such a paneer glutton I am. So is Gy. 😀

Cashew paste, which brand do you recommend? Have never made cashew based curry because I thought the cashew gravy would take too long to make. But I didn’t know there’s a store-variety available.

Image Earth Travel -

Looks deliciously amazing!

Modern Gypsy -

This looks really nice. I haven’t heard of khoya paneer before; I think I will give it a try!

Shalzmojo -

Gosh I love paneer like anything and this one is being saved to try on soonest! Love the pics Rachna – very vibrant and that PIN is just gorgeous!

Soumya Prasad -

Wow, this looks like such a creamy and rich dish! Will definitely try it out.

Damyanti Biswas -

I’ve bookmarked this! Thankyou ?


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