tawa paneer

Tawa Paneer Recipe

Tawa Paneer Recipe – How to make Tawa Paneer Recipe

Cuisine: Indian Cuisine – Tawa Paneer

Preparation time -15 minute

Cooking Time – 30min

Servings – 2


  • 250 gms paneer
  • 1 large onion finely chopped, about 120 gms
  • 1 medium capsicum 100 gms
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped, 150 gms
  • 4 to 5 medium garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • ½ tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • red chilli powder ¼ tsp
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • ½ tsp garam masala + ¼ tsp dry mango powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp crushed kasuri methi
  • salt as required
  • few chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Method of cooking Tawa Paneer Recipe:

  1. Finely chop the onions and capsicum/green bell pepper.
  2. Roughly chop the tomatoes, green chili, ginger and garlic.
  3. Crush the ginger and garlic to a paste.
  4. Make a smooth puree of tomatoes and keep aside.
  5. Chop the paneer in ½ inch cubes.
  6. Melt butter on a tawa.
  7. Add the carom seeds and fry them for a few seconds or till aromatic.
  8. Now add the onions and saute till translucent.
  9. Add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, finely chopped capsicum and saute for about 5 to 7 minutes.
  10. Then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, amchur powder/dry mango powder.
  11. Stir and saute for about a minute.
  12. Then add the tomato puree and salt.
  13. Stir well and saute till you see butter releasing from the sides and the masala has thickened a bit. this takes about 8 to 10 minutes on a low flame.
  14. If the tomato masala looks dry, then add 1 or 2 tbsp of water and continue to saute.
  15. Add the paneer cubes and stir well, so that the masala coats the paneer cubes evenly.
  16. Cook the paneer for 1 to 2 minutes. then add the crushed kasuri methi leaves. stir very well and switch off the flame.
  17. garnish with coriander leaves and serve tawa paneer masala with chapatis, phulkas, naan or bread.

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