Paneer Kofta Recipe – Stuffed Paneer Kofta Curry


Paneer Kofta (पनीर कोफ्ता) – This is yet another classic Punjabi recipe of North Indian cuisine. This paneer recipe has two separate parts, first make kofta with paneer and then make cream-based gravy. Whether you are looking for paneer kofta recipe to serve it as a snack or as a curry with gravy for sumptuous meal, this easy recipe will satisfy your needs and excite your palate.


  • 350 gm. Paneer (Cottage Cheese)

  • 2 tbsp. Maida

  • 2 tbsp. Corn flour

  • a pinch of Baking soda

  • 2 chopped green chillies

  • Cooking oil for deep frying

  • 1 tbsp. freshly chopped coriander leaves

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 tsp. Cumin seeds

  • 1 tbsp. Tomato puree

  • 200 gm. (not sweet) Cream

  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder

  • 2 meduim onions (ground)

  • 2 tsp. coriander powder (Dhania Powder)

  • 2 green chillies

  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder


Crumble the paneer and knead very well. Mix the paneer, maida, corn flour, baking soda, 2 chopped green chillies, and salt. Shape into balls and deep fry in the oil. Keep aside these koftas.


Heat the oil. Add cumin seeds (jeera) in it. Fry for a minute. Add the ground onions and fry the paste very well. Add the tomato puree, red chilli powder, coriander powder, and turmeric powder. Fry the paste in medium heat till the oil leaves the side of the pan. (approx 10 min). Add cream, salt to taste and half cup of water. Bring to a boil on full heat. Reduce heat and simmer for at least 15 minutes.

Add the koftas to the gravy just before you serve. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with Roti, Puree or Nan.

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