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by Jeyashri suresh
Paneer tawa masala is a exotic paneer recipe made by marinating the paneer with aromatic spices.
This  recipe i tried from TARLA DALAL’s cook book and was came quite well and tasted very yummy. A must try recipe and easy one too. I made slight variations to the original one.
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Paneer tawa masala recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins + 30 mins standing time | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Paneer cubes   1 cup
     Kasoori methi   1 tblsp
     Red chili powder  1 tsp
     Turmeric powder   a pinch
     Chaat masala   1/2 tblsp
     Ajwain | omam   1/4 tsp
     Cumin seeds   1/4 tsp
     Onion   2
     Garlic    2 pods
     Coriander powder  1/2 tsp
     Tomato puree  1/2 cup
     Fresh cream | milk   3 tblsp
    Garam masala   1/4 tsp 
    Oil   3 tblsp
    Coriander leaves  few

paneer masala


  • Marinate the paneer cubes along with kasoori methi,chilli powder,turmeric powder,chat masala and salt. Keep aside for 1/2 and hour.
  • After 1/2 an hour ,heat a kadai and add 2 tblsp of oil and fry the marinated paneer till golden brown and keep aside.
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  • Heat remaining oil in the same kadai and temper the cumin seeds and ajwain seeds.
  • when it crackles add the crushed garlic and chopped onions.
  • Fry till golden brown.
  • Now add the coriander powder and tomato puree. Mix well
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  • Cook till the oil separates from the gravy.
  • Add the paneer cubes and garam masala to it.
  • Add the cream/milk to it.
  • Mix gently.
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  • Garnish with coriander leaves.(since i don’t have coriander leaves i didn’t garnish)
  • transfer to a serving bowl
  • Enjoy with roti/naan/jeera rice.

paneer tawa masala

  • Since i have used the tomato puree i got a nice colour.
  • If your using tomatoes ,use well ripe ones. You  can add 4-5 tomatoes.

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Prathibha January 15, 2010 - 5:39 am

Lovely color...Love to taste this right away....looks super delicious dear

Saraswathi Iyer January 15, 2010 - 5:44 am

Welcome back. Happy Pongal. Nice n yummy paneer recipe. Looks delicious.

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RAKS KITCHEN January 15, 2010 - 6:09 am

Looks mouthwatering,and sure it would taste and smell great with kasurimethi and ajwain combo! Cute serving kadai 🙂

Padhu January 15, 2010 - 6:26 am

Colourful and yummy!

Tina January 15, 2010 - 6:35 am

Tempting and colourful paneer..

simply.food January 15, 2010 - 8:19 am

Another paneer recipe .I love paneer.Dish looks yummy and colourful.

Shama Nagarajan January 15, 2010 - 8:20 am

lovely colour ...awesome recipe

Rohini January 15, 2010 - 9:33 am

Welcome back dear..Hope you had a great time!

Paneer Tawa masala looks real yum... Planning to do this for weekend 🙂

Rekha shoban January 15, 2010 - 9:37 am

Wow!! delicious n yummy paneer recipe...mouthwatering shri...nice bright red colour

Priya January 15, 2010 - 10:05 am

Glad to see u back Jeya..Such a mouthwatering and really tempting paneer masala, feel like having some rite now..

Pari January 15, 2010 - 10:11 am

Hi Jeyashri, welcome back.
The paneer looks so good and amazing flavours in it, would love to have it with naan.

Faiza Ali January 15, 2010 - 11:44 am

Welcome back.. the tawa paneer looks soo colourful and yummy...loved that color.

Sushma Mallya January 15, 2010 - 12:01 pm

welcome back...lovely click jeyashri and nice mouthwatering dish which will be perfect to have with Naan..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine January 15, 2010 - 2:05 pm

Welcome back, wonderful recipe and a very beautiful click. Belated Birthday wishes to you.

Nostalgia January 15, 2010 - 2:37 pm

You put the restaurant dishes to shame.. it looks wonderful.. Nice color and I am sure tastes even better.

SE January 15, 2010 - 3:08 pm

jeya..welcome back...this looks just straight from the restaurant !! Awesome..looks so delicious..

Rachana Kothari January 15, 2010 - 3:17 pm

Looks really tempting:) Lovely photos:)

Pavithra January 15, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Wow looks so yummy and delicious and adding ajwain is new to me .. will try out next time.

Pavithra January 15, 2010 - 3:40 pm

Nice click as well dear,.

kothiyavunu January 15, 2010 - 8:41 pm

Welcome back jeyashri..Hope u had a great vacation.. the tawa paneer looks so colourful and mouthwatering!!bet it must have tasted great...can't wait to try this recipe.:)

Jagruti January 15, 2010 - 10:22 pm

Paneer dish looks so yummy and great pics too...first time here..

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Preethi Rajeev January 16, 2010 - 1:13 am

OOhh!!Nice n yummy Paneer recipe.Love the color,texture.

Saveurs et Gourmandises January 18, 2010 - 2:32 pm

Lovely color.
It looks delicious.
See soon.

A Homemakers Diary January 18, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Hi Jayashri, this is my frst time on your blog and I must say am temted to come again and again. this Paneer tawa masala looks so inviting...bookmarked. love your space and the collection of recipes.

Deepa G Joshi January 19, 2010 - 8:17 am

hello, my first time here..excellent space..this paneer tawa masala looks superb..too good clicks..


Sumathikarthikeyan January 19, 2010 - 3:08 pm

Wow...lovely dish...I love paneer a lot... will try this...

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Anu January 19, 2010 - 5:29 pm

First time to your blog... you have a very nice blog.. Paneer tawa masala looks mouthwatering.. loved that color..

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Gulmohar January 19, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Welcome back !!! tempting color and nice click 🙂

Ammu Madhu January 19, 2010 - 10:14 pm

happy pongal and new year.lovely dish..

San!!! January 20, 2010 - 3:33 pm

Back with a bang huh ? Great recipe which is really gorgeous n so inviting.Wish i could have one naan now 😀 Irresistible pics.

Mythreyi Dilip January 21, 2010 - 4:35 am

Wow! look at that tempting kadai of panner. Mmmm irresistible:)

my kitchen January 21, 2010 - 8:00 am

My favorite paneer,lloks perfect dear,feel like have it now

my kitchen January 21, 2010 - 8:01 am

Welcome back Jayashri

Chitra January 21, 2010 - 10:31 am

Welcome back..The dish looks awesome..Must be very tasty.will tr sometime !!

Malar Gandhi January 21, 2010 - 1:12 pm

Whooo, Kadai paneer looks gorgeous, Jeyashri...

Loved the color so much.

Home Cooked Oriya Food January 22, 2010 - 1:23 am

looks so yum...
And Happy Birthday...

SathyaSridhar March 3, 2010 - 11:41 am

Looks delicious and mouthwatering colour with tempting pictures. All your recipes got good explanation with nice pictures.

Priya June 12, 2010 - 6:22 pm

Hi Jeya, prepared this paneer tawa masala sterday, we enjoyed a lot dear, here is the link of mine: https://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2010/06/paneer-tawa-masala.html

Thanks a lot for sharing this delicious dish..

admin February 7, 2011 - 6:37 am

Thanks a lot for trying out priya

Anonymous February 7, 2011 - 11:12 am

This looks Yum !! The colour and the flavour of kasoori methi..all of my favorites 🙂

Hema Mahen February 22, 2011 - 2:26 pm

First visit here...Paneer tawa masala looks delicious and nice blog.

Prathima Rao August 17, 2012 - 12:29 pm

Delicious gravy!! Loved the rich color 🙂
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Manasi January 23, 2013 - 5:05 pm

I've been on the lookout for a good Tawa Paneer recipe and tracked this recipe across many blogs to finally land on your space! looks like a popular recipe, I am bookmarking it!

Adizz Adi September 26, 2013 - 4:11 pm

I didn't see SALT in the ingredient list!!! Is actually there or missed???? But I added and it was fine!!

jeyashri suresh September 29, 2013 - 12:13 pm

It is omitted by mistake. thanks for mentioning:)

shweta1 February 7, 2014 - 11:03 am

you have made all those complicated recipes so easy...Thank You ! 🙂


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