Paneer Tawa Masala

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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.
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Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: North Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Spicy
Calories 199 kcal
Servings 4


  • 250 gm Cottage cheese (paneer) cut into small cubes
  • 1 Onion chopped finely
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon Carom seeds optional
  • 2 to 3 Green Chillies slit vertically into two
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/2 cep Tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Fresh cream
  • Coriander for garnishing
  • Salt to taste

To marinate paneer

  • 1 tbsp Curd crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp Kasuri methi


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.
  • 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.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the same pan. Once oil becomes hot, add cumin seeds and carom seeds and allow it to splutter.
  • Then add chopped onions and saute till they become translucent. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for 2 minutes on a low flame.
  • Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, salt, coriander powder and mix well.
  • Add tomato puree and cook for 5-6 minutes on a medium flame or till oil separates.
  • 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
  • Add garam masala powder and fresh cream and mix well. Add lime juice and combine together. Switch off the flame.
  • Remove paneer tawa masala to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
  • Serve paneer tawa masala hot with rotis or naans or parathas. 
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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 299IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg

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I have thru’ my eKitchen attempted to present variety of vegetarian recipes of Karnataka and I will keep building the same for your benefit. I will also be adding more North Indian recipes. Being a pure vegetarian, I have included only vegetarian recipes.

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