Veg Egg Curry Recipe:- How to make a very unique recipe of veg egg curry at home?

Veg egg curry

Veg Egg Curry Recipe: Paneer Ke Ande: I first heard about this cool recipe from my mother-in-law and ever since I wanted to try them myself. Finally I did, and they came out perfect and I must admit they taste almost like regular eggs. Nowadays in North Indian marriages these paneer ke ande are very famous snack and they are perfect vegetarian substitutes for eggs. If you have never tasted eggs then you must try this recipe, and even if you have then also you should give it a try. This is very different but very interesting recipe. Soft and tender paneer eggs are served in spicy flavorful onion gravy.You can serve this eggless egg curry with tawa naan, rumali roti, rice or biryani or pulao. Make these paneer ke ande for get-togethers and parties. Surprise your guests with this veg egg curry and I am sure they will love it. The gravy I made for this eggless egg curry is same which I used for dhaba style egg curry as I think it goes best with these paneer eggs. You can also try with some creamy gravy, I think that should also just work fine.

And if you want to eat paneer ke ande without gravy, just shallow fry them first. Cut them lengthwise and then shallow fry again from inside till they become crispy. Garnish them with fine chopped onions, chillies, coriander leaves and sprinkle some chaat masala on top. Tastes heaven 🙂 If you are looking for more scrumptious side main course dishes you may like matar paneer, achari baingan, gobi tikka masala, dhaba style gobi aloo or check out curry and veg section of the blog.

Veg Egg Paneer Curry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian


  • 1 cup Panner grated+ 6 tbsp
  • tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Corn Flour
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • Salt
  • ¼ cup Oil
  • 2 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 Small Cardamom
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli powder
  • 1 cup Onion fine chopped
  • tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • Salt
  • Water


  • Take 6 tbsp of grated paneer, mix turmeric powder and salt. Mix nicely and make 6 small rounds like egg yolk.
  • Now in a big bowl take 1 cup of grated paneer, corn flour, some salt. Mix and knead it like dough. We have to knead it for almost 5-6 minutes till paneer becomes very smooth.
  • Divide it in six portions. Roll each ball to disc shape.Put small yellow ball (yolk) in the center. Cover with the part from all the sides. Roll it between palms and give it an egg shape as shown in the video.
  • Heat very little oil in pan and put the eggs in the pan to shallow fry them.
  • Drop little oil on the eggs too. Turn them couple of times and cook till they are golden brown from all the sides.
  • When eggs are done take them out in a plate and let them cool down. Once paneer eggs cool down cut them in two pieces.
  • In a medium hot pan heat oil. Add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, small cardamom and cumin seeds. Stir it well.
  • Now add degi mirch/ paprika powder. Stir and add fine chopped onions. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook onions for almost 10 minutes.
  • In between add salt and saute after every few minutes so onions don’t burn. When onion turns brown add ginger garlic paste and cook everything till raw smell of ginger garlic is gone and onions loose oil.
  • When you can see oil separating out from the onion, add haldi, coriander, red chilly and cumin powder. Mix all the spices well.
  • Add little water so that masala do not burn and mix it nicely. Cook onion and masala till it looses oil again.
  • Add water according to the consistency of the gravy you like. Increase the heat to medium and boil the gravy for 5-8 minutes.
  • After almost 8 minutes switch off the heat and add garam masala and dry mango powder.
  • In a serving dish place paneer eggs and pour hot gravy over them. Paneer egg curry is ready to serve. Serve it hot with hot steaming rice, soft rumali rotis, parathas or naan.



Shilpi’s Quick Tricks
  • Grate paneer very fine before making these veg eggs.
  • Knead paneer for at least 6-7 minutes so that it become smooth and easy to work with.
  • The outer surface of paneer eggs should be smooth like regular eggs.
  • Make sure while making eggs use gentle hands as these are very soft.
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  • could u add some black salt to the paneer to make them taste more like eggs. we do that to tofu scramble its tastes very much like scrambled eggs

    tiphanie March 25, 2015 5:49 am Reply
    • Hi Tiphanie,
      Thanks for the idea. Next time I’ll try it with black salt.

      Shilpi Agarwal March 25, 2015 11:35 pm Reply
  • can we add tomatoes in the gravy?

    Rajdeep April 4, 2018 3:23 pm Reply
  • I will try this at home.

    Andrew Macmilan March 23, 2020 10:37 pm Reply

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