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
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 30minutes
  • Paneer/Cottage cheese – 200or
  • onion finely chopped – 1large
  • capsicum/green bell pepper – 1medium
  • Tomatoes chopped – 3medium
  • garlic 4to
  • Ginger 1inch
  • Green chili – 1
  • chopped –
  • ajwain/omam – 1/2tsp
  • Coriander powder 1tsp
  • r –
  1. finely chop the onions and capsicum roughly chop the tomatoes, green chili, ginger and garlic.
  2. crush the ginger and garlic in a mortar-pestle to a paste.
  3. add the chopped tomatoes in a blender and make a smooth puree. keep aside.
  4. chop the paneer in ½ inch cubes.melt butter on a tawa or skillet.
  5. add the carom seeds/ajwain and fry them for a few seconds or till aromatic.
  6. add the onions and saute till translucent.
  7. add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, finely chopped capsicum/and saute for about 3 minutes.
  8. then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and pav bhaji masala.
  9. if you don’t have pav bhaji masala,.stir and saute for about a minute.
  10. 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.
  11. this takes about 8 to 10 minutes on a low flame.
  12. if the tomato masala looks dry, then add 1 or 2 tbsp of water and continue to saute.
  13. add the paneer cubes and stir well, so that the masala coats the paneer cubes evenly.
  14. cook the paneer for 1 to 2 minutes. then add the crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves.
  15. stir very well and switch off the flame.
  16. garnish with coriander leaves and serve tawa paneer masala with chapatis, phulkas, naans.