Thursday, 24 October 2013

Spicy Chettinad Cottage Cheese/ Masaledaar Chettinad Paneer/ Spicy Paneer Dry Dish/ Spicy Chettinad Paneer for Spice Lovers

Spicy Chettinad Cottage Cheese/
Masaledaar Chettinad Paneer/
Spicy Paneer Dry Dish/
Spicy Chettinad Paneer for Spice Lovers
Hi Friends,
One more paneer dish in the list. After i tried chettinad potato i heard about chettinad paneer also. I was eager to try my hands on this dish as i love the aroma and taste of freshly grounded spices in the dish. Its a simple dish that can be made in jiffy. You can use only chettinad masala to spice up the paneer but i also added few more spices to make it super spicy. I am not a spice fan but i don't know why i was craving a super spicy dish so used both spices chettinad and others too. You can adjust spices according to your choice.

Dish was too spicy but in enjoyed it after whole day fast of karwachauth. It is a dry dish and for real taste i will ask to have it hot. You can prepare it for parties also, roast spices and paneer both earlier and at the time of serving just grind the spices and temper paneer. It will take hardly 5-7 minutes to prepare this dish. You can have it during Navaratri fast also as it don't ginger garlic or onion. So all spice lover out there ready to try your hands on it? 

Paneer/Cottage Cheese- 250gm

To grind (this is chettinad masala)

Coriander Seeds- 1tsp
Mustered Seeds - 1tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Chana daal-1 tbsp
Red whole dry Chilly-2-3
Black pepper- 8-10 pearl
Clove- 3-4 

To temper

Red chilly whole-2
Cumin Seeds-1/2 tsp
Red chilly pdr- 1/2 tsp
Turmeric pdr-1/4 tsp
Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
Hing/asfotide-1 pinch
Salt- as per your taste


Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan/kadai

add chana daal in it

roast them till brown

Add rest of the spices listed in TO GRIND

Put them in the grinder

Grind them

Heat a tawa and roast cubed paneer/cottage cheese

roast from both sides

Heat 3 tsp oil in a pan

add cumin seed+hing+whole red chilly

add roasted paneer

add chettinad spices

and rest of the spices

mix well, cover and cook for 1 minutes



    1. You can make it less spicy if you like mild spices.
    2. You can dry roast spices and then grind them , i don't like dry grinded spices so i roasted them in 1 tsp oil.
    3. You can add chopped onion tomato also but i wanted it dry and simple.
    4. You can make pdr of spices or leave them course like i did as per your preference.




  1. chettinad-my fave :D...and spicy things i am a big fan of it's for me then ...btw,u were craving for spicy foods ??any good news ;D P...

    1. Dear Pra manj i don't have such news :) . i already have two devils in my home. don't need more. :P