52+ Best Paneer Recipes on the Internet

From impossibly-delicious Indian restaurant classics to tasty vegetarian fusion, here are the best paneer recipes out there.

Palak Paneer and Butter Paneer recipes with naan.

The Best Paneer Recipes on The Internet

As you might know by now, our half-Indian family is big on Indian food.  

I adore making paneer – check out my article How to Make Paneer for an easy homemade recipe here. 

This DIY Indian cottage cheese is super easy to make (10 minutes to prep and no major tools needed). 

Marinate Paneer Ingredients

Otherwise, store-bought paneer works just fine.

Here us a bucket-load of wildly-delicious recipes for you to try!

Butter Paneer Curry

Butter Paneer in a pan with a spoon.

This authentic Butter Paneer curry is a beloved favorite in our half-Indian family. 

Serve it with a slap of my homemade naan bread.  If you love this recipe, don’t forget to try my butter chicken!

Saag Paneer

Easy Saag Paneer Curry Recipe

Check out my quick and delicious saag paneer curry recipe.

A 30-minute curry and the perfect answer to kiddies eating greens! (Also see: Palak Paneeer Vs Saag Paneer)

Easy Malai Kofta (Paneer Kofta)

Malai Kofta on a plate with a spoon.

Guys, this incredible malai kofta recipe is not to be missed. 

I travelled India making sure to get my perfect version of this recipe, and it won’t disappoint.

Marinated Paneer

Showing how to marinate paneer.

Once you learn how to marinate paneer with this super-delicious, quick and easy recipe, you’ll be constantly throwing paneer on the grill, in the air fryer, in the oven, and in a pan on the stove.

Marinated paneer also makes any paneer curry 100x more delicious.

Palak Paneer

Palak Paneer recipe in a pan with a spoon.

My 3 half-Indian boys will each eat a pound of spinach when it’s cooked in this delicious palak paneer.

This creamy, restaurant-style spinach curry is the ultimate in comfort food.

Paneer Cheese Ghotala

Paneer Cheese Ghotala

Hebbars Kitchen gives us this utterly delicous street-style paneer recipe.

It is made with grated paneer and a spice-loaded gravy. This recipe is a great dinner or lunch option when you need something extra cozy.

Honey Chilli Paneer

Honey Chilli Paneer

Try this sticky, delicious paneer recipe from Cupcakearee.

 Its a great homemade alternative to takeaway and full of luscious flavor.

Spiced Paneer Wrap 

Spiced Paneer Wrap in Plate

How good is this idea for a paneer-filled wrap from The Last Food Blog?!

This is such a such a fun idea using paneer – partnered with silky yogurt and a vibrant mango chutney. Ah, so good!

Chana Paneer

Chana Paneer

Check out this chana paneer recipe from Slimming Eats.

I love this dreamy, hearty recipe – it’s a great one to add to your weekly meal rotation; its filling and full of whole ingredients.

Paneer Musallam

This recipe for paneer musallam from My Heart Beets is a brilliant center-of-the -table dish.

If you’re looking for a vegetarian showstopper, this one is special occasion-worthy, guys. 

Koftas In Spicy Sauce

Koftas In Spicy Sauce

This recipe is courtesy of the wonderful Yotam Ottolenghi.

You’ll love it for its charred onions and green salsa on the side, wow!

10. Thai Paneer Satay

Thai Paneer Satay in plate

Grab this recipe from Naturally Nidhi! 

How good is this recipe to pass around at your next party or barbecue? You’ll love that its made with bright and rich ingredients like coconut, lemongrass and Thai curry paste.

Tikka-Grilled Paneer Skewers

Tikka-Grilled Paneer Skewers

Staying skewered, here’s an easy-going recipe from Sweet C’s.

These marinated paneer skewers make a great veggie main course or a side to grilled meats.

Zucchini Paneer Fritters

Zucchini Paneer Fritters

How fun is this recipe from Vege Home Cooking? 

Golden and crispy on the outside, a touch spicy and soft in the center – let’s go!

Paneer Sliders

Paneer Sliders

Flick over and check out this super fun recipe from The Global Vegetarian.

If you want to introduce paneer to your kids – this is a great recipe to start with. 

Crispy Paneer Fingers 

Crispy Paneer Fingers 

Here’s another kid-friendly paneer recipe to make at home.

These crispy paneer fingers have it going on – light, crisp, soft-centered. They’re delish!

Paneer Bhurji 

Paneer Bhurji in plate with onion slices

Dassana’s Veg Recipes gives us a wonderful and fully-flavored paneer Bhurji.

This recipe is basically a spiced paneer scramble. It’s a deeply comforting and cozy meal.

Palak Paneer Paratha

Palak Paneer Paratha

How AMAZING is this recipe from Living Smart and Healthy? 

This is a great option for leftover palak paneer or if you want to make something a little different – it is a great dish for kids, too!

Paneer Kathi Rolls

Paneer Kathi Rolls

These paneer kathi rolls are very easy to make as a fun lunch option. 

You can whip them up in 30 minutes, so keep this recipe in mind for a simple, speedy lunch.

Paneer Ghee Roast

Paneer Ghee Roast

Look at the golden glow of this lip-smacking recipe from Whisk Affair. 

This recipe is all hot and sassy, so make it for those with a decent tolerance for heat.

Tawa Paneer

Tawa Paneer

Cook with Manali has this delicious recipe for Tawa Paneer on her site. 

It’s a semi-dry dish; great if you’re not into lashings of sauce with your paneer. 

Cheesy Schezwan Sliders

Another slider recipe with paneer, I know. I couldn’t resist sharing this recipe from Cook With Manal.

I love the idea of a soft, tasty slider made with bright Indian flavors and ingredients. So good!

Paneer Kheer

Paneer Kheer

Fun Food Frolic shares a beautiful recipe here for paneer kheer.

A cardamon and saffron laced sweet paneer recipe that will lul you to sleep after an evening of feasting. 

Paneer French Fries

Paneer French Fries

Ah man, Shelly Food Spot presents these golden delicious paneer French fries.

I love this as a fun alternative to potato French fries; the ultimate in yum food! Serve them alongside a veggie burger.

Paneer Pakoda (Stuffed)

Paneer Pakoda

My Tasty Curry delivers this fun stuffed paneer pakoda recipe.

This is a great little appetizer idea if you’re searching for one. Easy to make and eat! Your guests will be impressed.

Paneer Kabab (With Corn)

Paneer Kabab

Cook, Click, and Endevour makes a mean paneer kabab– give them a go!

These paneer kababs look like a lot of work, but they are made with only a couple of easy-to-access ingredients. They’re great for a buffet or snack!

Paneer Flatbread (Kulcha) 

Paneer Flatbread

Cooking Carnival shares their paneer kulcha recipe with us, and you’ve got to try it.

You can put this flatbread in an oven, stovetop, or air fryer. It’s a party-pleaser for sure.

Paneer Ajwaina

Paneer Ajwaina (Tikka)

If anything, check out the beautiful picture of this bright and inviting recipe.

Serve it up with a side Basmati rice naan and fresh coriander.

27. Paneer Dogs

Paneer Dogs

Ah, these are super fun! Try Zheelicious’s recipe for hotdogs made with paneer.

These are really fun and easy to whip up over the weekend when you are in the mood to make vegetarian hotdogs.

Garlic Paneer

Garlic Paneer

This crispy garlic paneer dish from Foodvedam reminds me a lot of haloumi cheese as an appetizer. 

This easy recipe is full of aromatic herbs and spices and can be whipped up in no time at all.

Paneer Puff

Paneer Puff

How fun is this paneer puff recipe from Aromatic Essence?

These make a crowd-pleasing snack to pass around! Such a fun way to use paneer.

Paneer Fried Rice 

Paneer Fried Rice 

Don’t you love this Indo-fusion recipe from Whisk Affair?

It’s loaded with veggies (bell peppers, carrots and other favorites), sauces and wonderful aromatics like ginger and garlic. 

Methi Paneer

Methi Paneer

Rumki’s Golden Spoon delivers a sensational methi paneer recipe for you guys to try.

I love it for its spice blend of cumin, turmeric and cloves. The fenugreek leaves give it a delicious touch of aniseed, and the vinegar balances it all out. It gets finished off with a splash of cream- you’ve got to try it!

Paneer Chilli Cigars

Paneer Chilli Cigars

How yum do these paneer chilli cigars look from Tarla Dalal?

These make the perfect little crispy snack that everyone will love.

Creamy Matar Paneer

Creamy Matar Paneer

Cubes and Julienne’s brings us a restaurant-quality matar paneer for you to make. 

The paneer (as the central protein) and green peas gets simmered in a velvety cashew, onion and tomato gravy. The taste and texture are out of this world delicious.

Paneer Dosa 

Paneer Dosa 

Another beautiful recipe from Cook, Click and Devour; paneer dosa.

This pretty masala dosa gets filled with herbs and spices – think garam masala, chilli, tumeric and other vegan delights. I love how the lemon juice lifts the flavors in this.  A great starter or lunch idea!

Smoked Tandoori Paneer Sandwich 

This incredibly delicious sandwich from Cook with Manali is such a fun alternative to a regular grilled cheese sandwich.

It features a bright and tasty cilantro chutney that flavors the sandwich beautifully. I love to stir chutneys like these into my curries to freshen them up – great for something rich like paneer butter masala.

Chenna Poda

Chenna Poda

Here’s a fun recipe by Dassana’s Recipes; Chenna Poda. 

This is basically a cake made with fresh paneer, sugar, and flavorings. This wonderful cake gets baked in banana leaves (you can use parchment paper, don’t worry!) and served in slices. 

Sweet Paneer Shells 

Sweet Paneer Shells 

These fun and festive sweet paneer shells by Cookilicious are a fun way to use paneer in a dessert.

They’re quick to make and look really impressive! I love the way they’ve been garnished with pretty little edible petals.

Sugar Coated Paneer

Sugar Coated Paneer

Blended with Spices gives us this recipe for Chena Murki (Sugar coated paneer).

They are made with sugar, paneer, cardamom, and rose water and have the dreamiest flavor. These are traditional bengali sweets and lovely to serve with afternoon tea.

Paneer Burfi

Paneer Burfi

Burfi is a popular Diwali sweet – here’s a fun recipe from Ruchi’s kitchen to try your hand at making them.

Guys, these paneer-based desserts are so much fun to make; I hope you’ll try this one for burfi. 

Paneer + Peppers (Paneer Jalfrezi)

Paneer and Peppers recepie

Indian Veggie Delight gives us this wonderful recipe, full of flavor and bright colors. 

I love this as a 15-minute quick and tasty saute for lunch. It has a medium-heat level and is loaded with paneer – our favorite Indian cottage cheese!

Shahi Paneer

Shahi Paneer

Check out Kuch Pak Raha Hai for this wonderful paneer recipe!

This paneer-based recipe features an unctuous, silky tomato and cream gravy flavored with black-green cardamom, red chili powder, and a load of other spices. 

Paneer Naan Pizza

Paneer Naan Pizza

 Vegetarian Roots brings us this paneer naan pizza!

I love this fun tandoori paneer naan pizza – whata way to play with flavors!

Scrambled Paneer + Veggies 

Scrambled Paneer

Here’s a skillet pan recipe from Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen to delight!

This is a really fun and tasty breakfast option and makes a fantastic vegan alternative to scrambled eggs

Paneer Naanchiladas

Paneer Naanchiladas

How fun are these naanchiladas from My Vegetarian Roots?

Filled with crunchy veggies and tikka flavors – these Indian-style enchiladas will be a hit!

Paneer-filled Waffles 

Paneer-filled Waffles 

I just love these waffles by Vegan Risha – how fun is this idea? 

These waffles have the perfect crispy exterior and soft, fluffy interior. 

Paneer Potato Rosti

Paneer Potato Rosti

Tarladalala give us this recipe for crunchy, hearty paneer and potato rostis!

Amp up your rosti game by adding paneer to the mix. They also have a little bite of green chili.

Paneer Gulab Jamun

Paneer Gulab Jamum 

Fun Food Frolic delivers the most wonderful syrupy paneer treats that are SO delicious. 

These treats are made with a handful of simple ingredients and get deep-fried in ghee before being steeped in cardamon-laced syrup. Dreamy!

By the way, here’s my traditional recipe for gulab jamun.

48. Paneer Afghani

Paneer Afghani

Bliss Of Cooking delivers this recipe for a creamy, aromatic, and rich curry. 

The paneer gets marinated and pan-fried, then coated in a super (yum) cream and yogurt-based gravy.

Crispy Thread Paneer

Crispy Thread Paneer

Grab this fun appetizer idea from My Food Story. These little bites look and taste so good!

The marinade loads up the paneer in this recipe with tons of tasty goodness. 

Paneer Biriyani

Paneer Biriyani

I adore a good biriyani, don’t you? Check out this paneer biriyani from Swasthi’s Recipes.

This is a labor of love for sure – perfect for celebrations; it’s special occasion-worthy. 

Palak Paneer and Butter Paneer recipes with naan.

52+ Paneer recipes

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
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Last Updated on February 18, 2024 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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