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04 May, 2013

Paneer Bhape/Steamed Cottage Cheese In Mustard-Poppy Seed Gravy And Happy

04 May, 2013

Paneer Bhape/Steamed Cottage Cheese In Mustard-Poppy Seed Gravy And Happy 

Today I am going to post one of my favourite paneer dishes which is not only tasty but quite easy to prepare.This is one of my mom's delicacy. So, I want to dedicate this recipe to my mother on Mother's Day(12th May). This is a traditional Bengali dish and usually a steamed recipe, but my mother does it in a kadhai and so does I. It tastes really awesome. If you wish you can use 1/2 mustard oil and 1/2 white oil. To get rid of the raw smell of mustard, heat the oil till it starts to smoke. In Bengali cuisine, whenever mustard paste is used,  cooking in mustard oil gives the real taste and aroma. So try out this mustard flavoured paneer dish. (And don't forget to comment or subscribe! Njoy! )

Paneer Bhape/Steamed Cottage Cheese In Mustard-Poppy Seed Gravy


  • Paneer/Cottage cheese - 300 gms(cut in big cubes)
  • Mustard seed paste - 1 tbsp
  • Poppy seed paste - 2 tbsp
  • Coconut - 1/2 (grated)
  • Green chillies - 5-6(slited)
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - a pinch
  • Mustard oil - 3 tbsp
  • Sugar - 1/2 tsp(optional)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Mix together  mustard seed paste, poppy seed paste and grated coconut paste with little water.and keep aside.
  2. Heat mustard oil in a kadhai/pan and when it starts smoking add the slit green chillies. Next add the mustard-poppyseed-coconut paste, salt, sugar turmeric and chilli powder. Stir nicely and cover for 2-3 minutes. 
  3. Add the paneer/ cottage cheese cubes and mix everything so that the masala gets coated nicely on the paneer pieces.
  4. Next add very little water and let it cook in simmer covered with a lid till the gravy thickens.
  5. Stir slowly in between. When oil separates at the sides and the gravy thickens, remove from heat.
  6. Serve hot with steamed rice. Just enjoy this delicious dish!!


  1. looks flavorful... nice side dish...

  2. wow...am sure this will mark its taste

  3. Lovely use of the paneer, added in other ingredients and brought out a tantalizing dish. Would be a great pairing with rice.

  4. Absolutely mouthwatering paneer recipe, Rita. Yours snaps are tempting me a lot dear.

    today's post:

  5. inviting click,it must have tasted wonderful.

  6. paneer and poppy seeds is a new combo for me :)looks very good :)

  7. Mom's speciality.....will try this.

  8. Paneer looks delicious in white gravy.

  9. New recipe to me! Looks yum! So, to make the mustard paste, just grind the mustard seeds?

  10. I love how a dish or a recipe always remind us of our memories or family member. :) What a great dish to celebrate Mother's Day.

  11. this recipe is new to me.it must be flavorful too

  12. Tempting clicks.. Bookmarking this Rita :-)

  13. New n interesting recipe, sounds yummy n flavorful too...
    thanks for stopping by my space, u too have a lovely space with nice recipes,..following u too :)

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  15. Wow i love paneer and this is something new.. Looks yum :-)

  16. Very interesting recipe & I like the way you have married the flavors


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