Paneer Bhuna Masala the Dhaba Way

Taste of Tradition: Paneer Bhuna Masala the Dhaba Style

Indulge in the rich flavors of North Indian cuisine with our authentic Dhaba style Paneer Bhuna Masala recipe. Learn how to recreate the irresistible taste of this spicy and aromatic dish at home with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps.


Paneer-250grams cut into cubes
Cumin seeds-1/2tsp
Onions-3 medium size
Green chilly-2 finely chopped
Red chilly powder-2tsp
Coriander powder-2tsp
Prepared Bhuna Masala-2Tbsp
Tomatoes-2 medium size
Cashew nuts-8-10
For Bhuna Masala:
Coriander seeds-2Tbsp
Cumin seeds-2Tbsp
Black Pepper corns-1Tbsp
Dry red chillies-3-4
Black cardamom-2
Bay leafs-2
Kasuri Methi-2tsps


  • Dry roast the ingredients mentioned in bhuna masala, make it into a powder.
  • Make puree of tomatoes.
  • Make fine paste of cashews
  • Chop finely 2 onions and 1 onion inĀ 
  • to cubes.


  1. Heat a Iron wok add butter and 1tbsp oil and add finely chopped 2 onions and make them golden brown. Add green chillies.
  2. Add all dry powder masalas(Red chilly powder, Turmeric, Coriander powder, Prepared Bhuna Masala-2Tbsp). Fry till nice aroma. Add little water to avoid burning.
  3. Add tomato puree and fry till oil separates.
  4. Add cashew paste and mix well.
  5. Add 2 cups of water and simmer for 5 mins.
  6. Add paneer cubes and onion cubes mix well. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Add some grated paneer and kasuri methi mix well. Serve hot and Enjoy!!!



  • Always use iron kadai when cooking in dhaba style.
  • Transfer the curry after cooking into other bowl, because curry turns black when cooked in iron utensils.

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