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Paneer tawa masala

Paneer tawa masala is cottage cheese in tomato based gravy with aromatic spices.This is a Punjabi delicacy.I adapted this recipe from Tarla dalal which I had bookmarked few days back.I made slight changes in the recipe as per my needs.This dish tasted very nice and I had prepared Paan polo as the accompaniment  and we also had it with Aapam which my bhabi had parceled.You may have it with rotis too.

Paneer-1 cup,cut into half inch cubes
Tomato sauce-2 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Chilly powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder-1 tsp
Chat masala-1 tsp
Kasuri methi-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Cream-2 tbsp
Green chilly-1,minced
Garlic paste-1 tbsp
Salt-to taste
Ghee-2 tbsp to fry masala
Ghee-1 tsp to fry paneer
Water-1 cup

To season:
Ajwain(bishops weed)-1/4 tsp
Shahi jeera(caraway seeds)-1 tsp

  1. Marinate paneer with kasuri methi,chilly powder,salt, turmeric powder and chat masala powder for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile heat a tsp of ghee in a separate small pan and fry the marinated paneer for few minutes.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp ghee in a pan,season shahi jeera and ajwain and fry onion until pink in color,add green chilly and garlic mince and fry for few minutes.
  4. Add tomato puree,tomato sauce and fry until raw smell disappears and the ghee  leaves the sides.
  5. Add coriander powder and garam  masala powder and saute for a minute.
  6. Add 1 cup water to the above paste and take a boil,add fried paneer pieces,cream and salt to taste.
  7. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

One comment

  1. wow lovely curry 😉 looks so stunning

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