Tawa Paneer Masala

As my son loves to eat paneer curries with roti or naan,these days paneer appears in my kitchen more frequently.
Last week I tried this panner tawa masala recipe and it came out very delicious and paired up with naan.
The recipe I adapted from Taraladalal and slightly tweaked to the ingredients available in my pantry.Now off to the recipe....................

Basic Information

Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
Cooking Time     ~ 30 minutes
Serves                  ~ 3


Onion(finely chopped)1(medium size)
Tomato(pureed)2(medium size)
Green chilly/pachamilgai2(finely chopped)
Ginger&garlic paste2tsp
Red chilly powder3/4tsp
Coriander powder11/4tsp
Garam masala powder1/4tsp
Turmeric powder1/8tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam1/2tsp
Coriander leaves(chopped) as needed
Kasoori methi leaves1/4tsp(optional)
Fresh cream(optional)2tbs
Saltto taste

For Marination
Thick curd/thayir3tbs
Red chilly powder/milgaipodi1/4tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi1/4tsp
Kassori methi1/2tsp


Mix the ingredients given for marinate in a bowl,add the paneer cubes to it and mix it well.Make sure each cube is coated with the marinade.Keep it in a refrigerator 30 minutes.
Heat a pan with 2tsp of oil and shallow fry the marinated paneer cubes till it gets golden and set it aside.Now heat the remaining oil in a pan and saute the onion,green chillies with a pinch of salt till translucent.

Add the ginger&garlic paste an fry it till the raw smell goes off.Once the ginger &garlic paste cooked well add in the chilly and coriander powder,give it a mix.Add in the tomato puree and cook it till the oil separates.

Now add the fried paneer cubes and give it a mix,add 1/2 cup of water to it.Sprinkle the garam masla powder and cook it a medium flame for 3-4 minutes.

At this stage the fresh cream and stir it well,cook for a minute and remove from heat.Garnish it with some chopped coriander leaves.

Paneer Tawa Masala is ready.

Serve it with naan or roti.


  • Here I chopped the onion very finely if you want you can coarsely grind in the blender.
  • Instead of cream 3 tbs of milk can be used but adding cream gives rich taste.
  • Use thick curd for the marination.
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I dont event want rotis or naans to have with this delicious tawa paneer masala, cant have it just like a snack..

wow..so so tempting and delicious Paneer Tawa masala,inviting clicks Nalini!

This is one of my favorite paneer curries. Looks really delicious.

Looks so tempting and delicious.Like the way you have presented

Delicious tawa paneer masala..love your click..


omg such an delicious tawa paneer masala :) looks so yummy and inviting !! love the color of masala :)

Woow Very tasty tawa paneer and you presented very well..

ohhh tis s so yumm n additcive looking

Very delicious and so temptingly presented..

this is a killer paneer masala...

Looks awesome dear :) superb presentation too

The curry looks absolutely delicious. I love paneer as well. Would love to try this one out.

Hi Mam, tried your recipe came out awesome, my family enjoyed it a lot. Thanks for your great recipe :)

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