Adraki Paneer ~ Ginger Paneer

Ever since we have shifted, I have got into this new habit. I don’t know how good or how bad it is but I must say that it makes me feel that despite trying out so many recipes and posting them on the blog, I still feel I have a long way to go!!! Before my cookbooks were in a hide-out thanks to a lack of space, but now since HD has got a special bookshelf done, I have spread my collection into the top rack. Each night, I pull out a different book, sometimes repeating the book if I feel I haven’t gone through it properly, and flip through the recipes. Some enthrall me, some make me feel that I should make them immediately, some I would like to ignore (read pickles!!! I am no fan of pickles, my recipe index clearly shows so!!! Hehe…). It makes me feel that I have much to learn, much to cook, much to try… At the same time, I know I keep cooking, keep trying new recipes and keep retrying if I don’t get it right. Since I am not doing much cooking these days, I do this to keep my interest burning… πŸ™‚


My folks at home except my B are not fond of paneer. So hardly they find its way to the table. The only times I was able to feed them without them knowing was when I made the Malai Kofta and the paneer soya cutlets. When the paneer kathi rolls were made, Rasha was hell bend at pulling out the paneer from the rolls but a stare from me, and the poor thing was off to eating it. πŸ™‚ Sometimes, you have to roll your eyes an extra bit to get the kids to eat. I always feel it easier to feed the adults than the kids – seriously, today’s kids are over choosy! Coming back to paneer, this recipe was chanced through while browsing my cut-out scrap book. The name of the recipe was “Paneer FM” since it was made by an RJ from a local radio station, but seriously I hated the name. Then I sat scratching my head as to what to call it. The paneer had an overpowering ginger taste and then the name hit me. I sat searching through the net to see if there was a dish as such and there was, with some variation from the below recipe. Those who love ginger, this is one dish to try. B and I enjoyed it with some chapathis, HD and the kids had just the masala without touching the paneer… Grrr….



Adraki Paneer ~ Ginger Paneer

Course Main
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 1 pack 135 gm tomato paste
  • 1 heaped tsp ginger paste
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 200 gm paneer cubes
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the paneer cubes in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside. Thaw the green peas well.
  • Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the onion along with salt and saute till wilted.
  • Add the tomato paste, ginger paste and green chillies and cook till oil floats on the top.
  • Ensure to stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the pan.
  • Now add in the masala powders and saute for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the thawed peas along with the water and cook till almost done.
  • Finally add the paneer and cook till the mixture totally dries up. Adjust the salt.
  • Serve warm with rotis!
  • You may garnish with chopped coriander leaves, which I didn't do as I didn't have any!

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  1. yummy!! I love paneer and this looks delicious!!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  2. Love any paneer dish! This looks totally yum!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  3. I love paneer in every form but seeing "adraki" got me coming here.:) I love anything adraki! Your dish looks really good!!

    1. Thank you so much Kanak… πŸ™‚

  4. love the flavour of ginger…

    1. Thank you so much Amrita…

  5. Love paneer but nvr mke them! This one looks delicious

    1. Thank you so much Shazzy…

  6. paneer in any given form yaa my fab.,.wit ginger tis shd be grt one

    1. Thank you so much Kalpana…

  7. lokks delicious.. lovely colour

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  8. Sounds very tasty. Even I love reading cookery books daily and feel the same way πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Priya… πŸ™‚

  9. Lovely paneer dish, looks yummy..

    1. Thanks a lot Sona…

  10. thats really a different recipe.. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks a lot Laxmi… πŸ™‚

  11. i m sure it must have vanished quickly.. very unique..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  12. this looks yum with ginger in it.

    1. Thank you so much Linsy…

  13. Looks delicious .Love it

    1. Thanks a lot Beena…

  14. Rafeeda, I did the same when we moved to our new place 3 years back. Hubby put up a shelf specially for all my cookery books. I went through them again and again. I still do that… its fun. Love your adraki paneer looks so tempting. Would have to make this for myself as hubby is not a big fan of paneer.

    1. Good to know that I am not alone in that habit!!! Thank you so much Mayuri… Hope you make it and enjoy it….

  15. Assalamualaikum Rafeeda,
    looks soo delicious…
    iam not Paneer fan, but drooling over this pic.

    1. Waalaikumussalam warahmatullah… thank you so much Farheen…

  16. The paneer looks yum. Adraki sounds so much better than RJ. :))
    He hee what all hassles to make some one eat a preparation. Here he comes and starts digging the paneer curry to see if there is another veggie he can eat in that and I go kozhikal therayuga anoo..:)))

    1. Hahaha… athenkikshtayi!!! Ennum kozhi undakki koduthaal veetilillulavarku santhoshameyavoo… :T Thank you so much Meena… πŸ™‚

  17. Looks so tempting,nice recipe dear,thanks for sharing

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

  18. wow raffy that dish title is quite perfect.. i love paneer dishes πŸ™‚ i will love to try them

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  19. Panneer loooks so yummmy…with ginger is a new try for me!

    1. Thank you so much Ree…

  20. wow..this sounds so flavorful with ginger and spices,yummy to go with some rotis πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  21. we love paneer ,looks to good

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  22. love paneer in any form ..this looks real yumm

    1. Thank you so much Ruxana…

  23. Hey this recipe looks very interesting.Will surely try this. I too run this food blog and post lot of paneer recipes.thanks for sharing.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you for coming by…

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