Paneer tawa masala recipe

Paneer tawa masala is a very tempting and delicious paneer recipe made with paneer as the main ingredient and cooked in spicy onion-tomato gravy. Roasted paneer pieces gives a good flavour to this dish. Paneer tawa masala is a very simple and easy to make paneer recipe and a perfect side dish for rotis and naans.


  • Paneer or cottage cheese - 250 grams (cut into small cubes)
  • Onion - 1 (chopped finely)
  • Cooking oil - 3 tablespoons
  • Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
  • Ajwain or carom seeds - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
  • Green chillies - 2 to 3 (slit vertically into two)
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Tomato puree - 1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice - 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh cream - 1 tablespoon
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Salt to taste
  • Curd - 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Kasoori methi - 2 tablespoons (crushed)


Step 1

HOW TO MAKE PANEER TAWA MASALA RECIPE Take a mixing bowl. Add curd, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and crushed kasoori methi. Mix well. Add paneer pieces and marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan. Add the paneer pieces and shallow fry for 2-3 minutes by tossing them well. Take care not to burn them. Remove them to a plate.

Step 3

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the same pan. Once oil becomes hot, add cumin seeds and carom seeds and allow it to splutter.

Step 4

Then add chopped onions and saute till they become translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes on a low flame.

Step 5

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder and mix well.

Step 6

Add tomato puree and cook for 5-6 minutes on a medium flame or till oil separates.

Step 7

Add the roasted paneer pieces to this onion-tomato mixture and mix well. Add half a cup of water and cook on a low to medium flame for another 5 minutes

Step 8

Add garam masala powder and fresh cream and mix well. Add lime juice and combine together. Switch off the flame.

Step 9

Remove paneer tawa masala to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Step 10

Serve paneer tawa masala hot with rotis or naans or parathas. IMG_4130

4 Responses to Paneer tawa masala recipe

  1. Paneer looks so yummy charu..

  2. sujatha says:

    Charu…tried this recipe today. Everybody loved it.

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