Sunday, 23 September 2012

Tawa Paneer

You rarely see a person who does not like Paneer. It is especially a big hit among kids. My little one is no exception. This one is a definite crowd pleaser. Be warned, there will not be any left over for lunch box :-)

I referred to Radhika's blog for the recipe

Paneer 2 cups
Onions 2 med
Tomato 3
Garlic 8 pods
Cumin 1 tsp
Ajwain 1/2 tsp
Kala Jeera 1/8 tsp
Coriander Powder 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1/2 tsp
Yogurt 1 tbsp (recipe asked for cream, i did not have any)
Milk or water 1/4 cup

Oil and salt to taste

To Marinate

Chat Masala 11/4 tsp
Kasuri Methi 11/2 tbsp
Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp (this is mild, add more for spicier version)
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Take chat masala, kasuri methi, chilli powder and turmeric in a bowl. Mix well. Add Paneer and toss till it is well coated. Let it rest for 30 min

2. In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin and ajwain. When it sizzles, add onions and saute till it starts to brown.

3. Make a paste of the garlic. Add to the pan. Mix and cook for a couple of minutes.

4. Make a paste of the tomatoes. Add to the pan. Cook till all the moisture is absorbed and oil starts to separate.

5. Add kala jeera, coriander powder and garam masala. Mix well.

6. Add yogurt or cream and mix well.

7. Add milk or water and some salt and bring to boil. Simmer.

8. In another pan, heat a little oil and add the paneer. Cook in a low flame for 5-10 minutes till all the sides are slightly browned.

9. Add to the gravy and simmer for a few minutes.

Serve with warm rotis

Check out other Paneer recipes in my blog
Paneer Gulshan
Paneer Parata
Paneer Kurma
Kadai Vegetable
Stuffed Bun
Spinach Kofta in Minty Sauce

And learn how to make Paneer @ home here


  1. paneer loks very succulent. Hi I am ur most recent follower

  2. Totally agree, paneer is everyone's favorite. Coincidentally I've posted Shahi paneer recipe today on my blog :) looks like paneerism loved your recipe

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  3. Perfect and its tempting me...

  4. OMG.. mouth watering here.. looks absolutely delicious Roshni.. thanks for the recipe :)
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  5. Who can say no to this mouthwatering paneer dish....looks awesome

  6. my first time here and this recipe looks delicious. never tried making tawa paneer but with your recipe should give it a try real soon.

  7. Slurp,mouthwatering here, such an irresistible dish.

  8. Yumm.. I am sure my daughter would love this very much.

  9. OMG, just now I saw this. Looks so scrumptious Rosh.