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Badami Paneer Recipe

How to make Badami Paneer recipe with step by step photos. A rich and delicious paneer curry cooked in almond sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Curry Recipes, Indian Food, paneer recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 378kcal


  • 1 cup Paneer Cubes
  • 20 Almonds
  • 1/2 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1/2 cup Onion
  • 1 inch Ginger piece
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 3/4 - 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 5 tbsp Oil


  • Soak almonds in hot water for 15 minutes.
  • Grind the soaked almonds, chopped onions, ginger, garlic and red chillies to a smooth paste and set aside.
  • Marinate the paneer cubes with 1/2 tsp chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt and keep it aside for few minutes.
  • Heat a tablespoon of oil in a pan and fry the marinated paneer cubes for 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Keep them aside.
  • Heat the remaining oil in a pan and add the ground almond and onion paste.
  • Fry the almond paste for 5 minutes or until the oil separates from the mixture.
  • Add the tomato puree and combine well.
  • Add the garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt, sugar and red chilli powder to it and mix well.
  • Let it cook over a medium flame for 10 minutes or until the oil separates from the masala.
  • Add the prepared paneer cubes and combine them.
  • Now add milk and mix until well combined.
  • Turn off the flame and serve hot with roti.


Add a little water to the gravy if you want the thinner consistency.
Adjust the spice levels accordingly. 


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 42mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 305mg | Iron: 1mg