Paneer Do Pyaza / Paneer Dopiaza

By: Prasanna| Published: 11:47:00 PM

A new post again, and this time I am sharing one of most delicious Paneer dishes I have tasted's Paneer Do Pyaza / Paneer Dopiaza!

Mostly its fish/chicken at home as we all are hardcore fish lovers! but sometime I like to indulge in some lipsmacking vegetarian dishes.
My milestone at home everyday is that to cook something that all of us will enjoy and not make me cook and feed as per each persons wish. But sometimes I have to do that as I have two fussy eaters at home and when it comes to them no matter how hard I try I cannot please them ๐Ÿ˜ซ
I had totally forgotten that I had bought a large block of Paneer/Cottage Cheese some time back and it was in the refrigerator in a hope that I will hopefully cook it someday!
Cooking Paneer for a family who dreams/eats/sleeps and wakes in a hope to eat chicken/fish is a nightmare. Well these days I am a drive to feed them all variety of dishes, atleast hoping so!๐Ÿ˜
So I have started my drive with Paneer as I wanted to cook it before it crosses it's possible edible date.
I mostly buy paneer instead of making at home but I want to make that at home now,hopefully I will start doing it this year!
So coming back to my recipe,I tasted this dish recently at a food joint where I accidentally ordered do pyaza instead of some other paneer dish but somehow I loved this too.
Although I am not an expert so I could not understand how the original would taste so I was looking for any article that would explain me why certain dishes are called do pyaza! huh!

Here's a excerpt of what I found source Wiki: "It is prepared with a large amount of onions, both cooked in the curry and as a garnish. Onions are added at two stages during cooking, hence the name ("two onions"). According to the legend the dish was created when a courtier of Mughal emperor Akbar Mullah Do Piaza accidentally added a large quantity of onions to a dish. The dish evolved further in Hyderabad, India, and became a staple of Hyderabadi cuisineAs many other Hyderabadi dishes, the addition of a sour agent is a key part of dopiaza. Most often, raw mangoes are used; however, lemon juice or cranberries can be used as well."

Since I had tasted the dish which was on a spicier and sweet combination of flavors so I did a workaround and made some similar version.
As the recipe calls the addition of onion to this in two forms,so I added the first ones cubed/chunks of onion sauteed and them fried sliced onion as a garnish.
We all enjoyed this a dish a lot,although it looks and tastes delicious and rich in flavors but so easy and simple to make that you will lick your fingers afterwords.
Do try this and leave your feedback!

Paneer Do Pyaza/ Paneer Dopiaza
Prasanna Hede

Serves:4 Servings     Prep Time:8 Minutes    Cook Time: 8 Minutes Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup,Paneer / Cottage Cheese,diced
  • 2 Tablespoon,Butter
  • 1" piece, Ginger,grated
  • 6 No,Garlic cloves,grated
  • 2 No,Small Tomato,diced
  • 2 No,Medium Onion,diced
  • 1 No,small Green Bell Pepper,diced
  • For Masala Mix:
  • 2 Tablespoon,Butter,softened
  • 2 Tablespoon,Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon,Cumin Powder
  • 2 Teaspoon,Coriander Powder
  • 1 & 1/2 Teaspoon,Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon,Garam Masala/Kitchen King Masala Powder
  • Additional:
  • as per need,Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon,Powdered Sugar
  • 1/3rd Cup,Cream(like Amul Cream)
  • 1/3rd Cup,sliced onion,deep fried

  • Firstly,keep the diced Paneer soaked in warm/hot water till you use them in recipe.
  • This will help them to remain soft.
  • Next, in a pan,add butter.
  • When it melts,add the grated ginger and garlic.
  • Fry for a while.
  • Next add all the vegetables diced and kept aside.
  • Add the salt and sugar.
  • Toss the vegetables well till they are cooked well and soft but not mushy.
  • Let the vegetables cook yet let them be firm enough.
  • Meanwhile,in a mixing bowl add all the ingredients mentioned under "For Masala Mix".
  • Drain the water from paneer.
  • Add the cubes of paneer to the veggies.
  • Toss further.
  • Add the masala mix that we have prepared.
  • If you want add very little water here.
  • Add the cream.
  • Mix well.
  • Make sure not to break the paneer.
  • In a minute,switch of the gas.
  • Add the deep fried sliced onion to this.
  • Serve hot with Naan/Roti/Rice!
  • Enjoy!


  • Make sure you do not break the paneer pieces when mixing the gravy.
  • Add little more water if you want more gravy.
  • For the garnish, slice the onions and apply little salt to them,toss well and deep fry the onion till brown.
  • Add more quantity of spices if you feel the quantity I have mentioned is not enough as per your taste.
  • I have shared recipe of cheese naan,mint garlic naan.Do check them too!


Hi, I'm Prasanna!

I will be the first one to admit that I am an accidental food blogger. I love trying out new recipes and giving them a twist of my own. Hope you enjoy trying out the recipes ... do leave me your valuable feedback ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Perfect. It tasted great and done in such less time. Absolutely love it. Thanks for sharing it.

    2. We love paneer and this dish looks so inviting.

    3. Wow i love all dishes made with paneer
      And I'll love this dish too
      Thanks for such a lovely recipe!��

    4. Sounds like a delicious dish. Your photos are beautiful too!

    5. Such a delicious and comforting looking recipe! Thanks for sharing

    6. Can you believe I have never once tried paneer!? I'm pinning this to be my intro to cooking with it - this looks delicious and so cozy!

    7. This looks so delicious! Wish I could find paneer around here.


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