Paneer (cottage cheese) poppy seeds gravy with a healthy twist.

Health benefits of paneer (cottage cheese) and poppy seeds

Paneer is made from whole milk. It is a source of protein, calcium, mineral, carbohydrate, and energy. It also contains high amount of fat and cholesterol. This time i am taking skimmed milk paneer to give a healthy twist, which has all goodness of milk and only 0.1 gram of fat.

Poppy seeds are good source of dietary fiber, which helps to decrease LDL blood cholesterol levels. The seeds are excellent source of B-complex vitamins. Poppy seeds contain good level of minerals like iron, copper, calcium, potassium, manganese, zinc and magnesium.


Ingredients –

50 gram – paneer

1 tbsp – white poppy seeds socked in water(khus-khus)5 to 6 cashew nuts

1 medium size- tomato, chopped

1 medium size – onion, chopped

1 – green chilli or you can take red chilli

2 tbsp – ginger garlic paste

1/4 tsp – garam masala (cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper and clove powder)

pinch of turmeric

a pinch of sugar

dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)

salt to taste

2 tbsp – olive oil/regular oil

salt as per taste


1.  Make a thick paste by combining soaked poppy seeds and cashew nuts.

2.  Heat olive oil in a non stick pan, add onion and sauté it till golden brown.

3.  Add  ginger, garlic and chilli paste  fry it for 3 to 4 mins.

4.  Add a pinch of turmeric.

5.  Add chopped tomatoes and fry them until they get soft.

6.  Add the poppy seed and cashew nut paste, 1 cup of water, pinch of sugar,and salt to taste and cook it  on a low heat for 10-12 minutes until the gravy is thick.

7.  And finally add paneer cubes, garam masala and kasuri methi.

8.  Now your paneer with poppy seeds gravy is ready to serve.

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Hope you like the paneer(cottage cheese) poppy seeds gravy.


About bistruti

I am Bistruti Mishra, married and living with my family in Yuzhno Sakhalinsk Russia. After graduation in Biotechnology I pursued a career in clinical research and learned statistical analysis. I always believed that cooking is an art and loved to experiment with my food to make it healthy as well as tasty. I learnt many recipes from my mother and cherished the food cooked by mom. I started this blog in 2015 with a purpose to offer some simple recipes enriched with nutrients that can keep you fresh and fit. I love different cuisine and try to create my own version by making subtle changes keeping healthy aspect with Indian taste.
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