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Surti paneer ghotala recipe | paneer cheese ghotala | street style paneer ghotala

Paneer cheese ghotala is a very famous street food of city Surat, Gujarat. It is made with shredded paneer to thick red gravy made with tomatoes, onions, and masala. It is a vegetarian version of a unique paneer curry recipe inspired by its egg variant. It is served with masala-coated pav, but it can also taste great with dosa or kulcha. So, with a few basic ingredients try out quick and easy surti paneer ghotala.

The key to making tasty paneer cheese ghotala at home are
  • Firstly, make sure to grate the paneer with large holes, or else it turns mushy while cooking. Instead of a grater, you can crumble paneer with your hand.
  • Secondly, I add pav bhaji masala for variation in flavor. You can add garam masala instead of it.
  • Lastly, paneer cheese ghotala tastes great when prepared buttery and spicy. Also, if you are an egg eater, you may add a combination of egg or paneer to make it tastier.
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Surti paneer ghotala recipe | paneer cheese ghotala | street style paneer ghotala

Author Nehas Cook Book
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Street Food
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 200 grm grated paneer
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ¼ cup chopped green garlic
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • ¼ cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp pavbhaji masala
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketch up
  • 1 tbsp kasuri methi
  • ¾ cup hot water or as required
  • 2 grated cheese cubes
  • Some coriander leaves
  • Serve with pav roasted in butter and masala.


  • Grate paneer with a big hole grater. Keep it aside.
  • Now in a pan, add oil, butter, jeera, chopped onion, green garlic, green chili pastes and chopped coriander leaves. Saute on high flame till onion is translucent.
  • Then lower the flame, add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, pav bhaji masala and 3-4 tbsp hot water. Saute masala till oil separates from its sides.
  • Now add finely chopped tomatoes and salt. saute till tomatoes become soft and mashy.
  • Then add tomato sauce and kasuri methi. Mix well and mash everything with a masher. (Refer to video)
  • Now add the grated panner and mix well.
  • Then for gravy consistency add hot water and mix well.
  • Cook curry for 2 minutes so paneer absorbs all masala flavor.
  • Now add grated cheese and some coriander leaves on prepared paneer ghotala.
  • Serve hot with butter-roasted pav and salad.


  • Grate paneer with a big hole grater.
  • Saute masala in the oil gives street-style flavor and color to ghotala. 
  • Cut tomatoes finely into a chopper so they will easily combine into the gravy.
  • Do not overcook ghotala after adding paneer to it.
  • Grate cheese into ghotala at the time of serving.
  • Paneer cheese ghotala tastes great when it is prepared slightly spicy and served hot.
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