Tawa Paneer Masala


Tawa Paneer Masala

this paneer recipe is one of the easiest and quick paneer recipe to prepare. a semi dry curry which can be cooked in less than 30 mins
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 4 people



  • finely chop the onions and capsicum roughly chop the tomatoes, green chili, ginger and garlic.
  • crush the ginger and garlic in a mortar-pestle to a paste.
  • add the chopped tomatoes in a blender and make a smooth puree. keep aside.
  • chop the paneer in ½ inch cubes.melt butter on a tawa or skillet.
  • add the carom seeds/ajwain and fry them for a few seconds or till aromatic.
  • add the onions and saute till translucent.
  • add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, finely chopped capsicum/and saute for about 3 minutes.
  • then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and pav bhaji masala.
  • if you don't have pav bhaji masala,.stir and saute for about a minute.
  • then add the tomato puree and salt.stir well and saute till you see butter releasing from the sides and the masala has thickened a bit.
  • this takes about 8 to 10 minutes on a low flame.
  • if the tomato masala looks dry, then add 1 or 2 tbsp of water and continue to saute.
  • add the paneer cubes and stir well, so that the masala coats the paneer cubes evenly.
  • cook the paneer for 1 to 2 minutes. then add the crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves.
  • stir very well and switch off the flame.
  • garnish with coriander leaves and serve tawa paneer masala with chapatis, phulkas, naans.
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