Dum Aloo Banarasi (Stuffed Paneer)

| May 7, 2014 | Reply



  • Potatoes (medium sized)-5
  • Paneer (cottage cheese)-60 gms (2-3 tablespoons approx)
  • Tomatoes-4
  • Laung (clove)-2
  • Black pepper (whole)-5-6
  • Dalchini-1 small piece
  • Hing (asafoetida) – a pinch
  • Cumin seeds (jeera)-1/4 teaspoon
  • Ginger-1/2 inch
  • Green chilli-1
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Dhania (dry coriander) powder-1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder-1/2 teaspoon
  • Kasoori methi- 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cashew nuts-2-3
  • Cream – 2 tablespoons
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Chopped coriander for garnis


  1. Peel off the skin of the potatoes and Cut them into halves from the center.
  2. Make a hollow in the center of each of the potato to stuff in the paneer filling.
  3. Next, heat oil and Deep fry hollow potatoes till they turn golden brown in color
  4. Once done, take them out on a paper towel that will soak the excess oil.
  5. Prepare the filling next, mash the paneer & add 1/4 teaspoon salt & 1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder & mix them well.
  6. Stuff this filling inside each half potato.
  7. Keep these potatoes aside.
  8. Next, grind tomatoes, ginger & green chilli together & keep it aside.
  9. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a pan and add hing, laung, dalchini & whole black pepper.
  10. As they crackle, add jeera (cumin seeds), then add the tomato, ginger & green chilli puree prepared.
  11. Add turmeric powder.
  12. As the tomatoes start leaving oil, add salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder & dhania powder.
  13. In the meantime, grind a little quantity of water & cashew nuts together.
  14. As the tomatoes leave oil, add the cashew nuts & water mixture to them.
  15. As they are cooked well, add a little quantity of water & bring it to a boil.
  16. Once boiled, add approximately 2 cups water to the tomatoes & cook for 15-20 minutes till the gravy is well cooked.
  17. Add 2 tablespoons cream to this gravy & boil it again for another 5 minutes.
  18. Add the potatoes stuffed with paneer to this gravy
  19. Boil them together for 5-6 minutes.
  20. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

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