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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Tawa Paneer Masala - Easy Paneer Tawa Masala

Tawa Paneer Masala is an Easy & Quick Paneer Side dish Recipe, made with Onion,tomato,Capsicum,Paneer & some Spice Powders.The Entire Gravy is made using Tawa. It accompanies Chapathi,Roti,Naan,Rice,Phulka,Jeera Rice & Poori. It is an Semi Dry Gravy. When the gravy cooked on tawa, it gets it unique taste & flavour.My Husband became the fan of this Gravy.

Tawa Paneer

 Prep Time :  10   min. 
Cook Time : 15   minutes.
Recipe Category: Paneer Recipes
Recipe Cusine:North  Indian

Paneer - 200 gms.
Capsicum - 1/2.
Onions -2.
Tomato -3.
Salt - As needed.
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp.
Green Chillies -2.
Kasthoori Methi - 1 tsp.

Spice Powders

Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Garam Masala/Kitchen King Masala - 1/2 tsp.

To Temper
Butter - 3 tbsp.
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp. (optional)


Chop Onions,tomatoes,Capsicum finely.
Chop the Paneer into 1/2 inch cubes.
Slit the Green chillies.
Grind the tomatoes in a blender or Mixie into a fine Puree.

  • Heat the tawa, then  melt the butter.
  • Add Cumin seeds & Ajwain seeds. Saute till you get nice aroma from it.
  • Add Ginger Garlic Paste & Green Chillies. Saute till Raw smell in Ginger Garlic  Goes off.
  •  Add Onions,Saute till it turns Pink.
  • Add Capsicum Saute for 3 minutes. Then add all spice Powders such as Coriander Powder,Turmeric Powder,Chilli Powder.Mix well, such that masala Powders blends well with Onions & Capsicum.
  •  Add Tomato Puree & 1/2 cup of water. Add Garam Masala.
  • Saute till  raw smell of Pureed  tomatoes Goes off  &  Masala thickens slightly  &  also you get nice smell from Gravy.
  • Now add Paneer cubes Mix well, such that masala gets coated evenly on Paneer.

  • Garnish with crushed Kasthoori Methi. Serve hot with Chapathi,Roti,Phulka,Kulcha,Naan,Rice or Jeera Rice.
  • Instead of using Ginger Garlic Paste, you can crush fresh Ginger & Garlic in Mortar & Pestle for Nice flavour.
  • Instead of Pureed Tomatoes, you can use finely Chopped tomatoes.
  • Adjust the water according to your consistency preference.
  • if you don't have tawa, you can use frying Pan.
  • if using tawa use Medium or large size tawa for Easy Cooking.


Sundari Nathan said...

wow!! love paneer in any form!! this is such a lip-smacking curry!! superb!!