Saturday, December 25, 2010

Paneer Tawa Masala | Indian Curry Recipes

Ever since I saw Paneer Tawa Masala in Denny's blog Oh Taste N See I bookmarked it to give it a try sometime. Come
Christmas and we didnt have any plans to go out so I started on a cooking spree today. Made Bellpepper Mushroom Pepper Fry and Paneer Tawa Masala to go with the Peas Pulao. This was sure a winner. I am sending this to Blog Bites 9: The Holiday Buffet event conducted Nupur of One Hot Stove.

Paneer - 7 oz (I used half of a 14 oz pack I bought last week) - cut into 1/2" cubes
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Onion - 1 medium sized - chopped
Green Bell Pepper - 1 large, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
Ginger Garlic paste - 3/4 tbsp
Tomato - 3 or 4 - blanch and puree
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1/4 cup (I used 2% milk, can use whole milk or cream as well)
Salt to taste

For Marinating:
Kasuri Methi - 1 tbsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Chaat Masala - 2 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Mix the items under 'for marinating' in a bowl and smear the paste on the paneer cubes and leave it to marinate atleast for 30 mins.
I left it for an hour. Take a wide bottomed kadai and heat 1 tbsp of oil and place the paneer cubes and fry for one minute on each side. Add more oil if needed. When the paneer is done add more oil and the cumin seeds.
Add the chopped onions and fry until it turns golden brown. Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell disappears. Now add the bell pepper and stir for a minute and then add coriander powder and tomato puree and allow it to boil for 5 mins in medium high flame or until the oil seperates. Now it is time to add the garam masala and the paneer cubes and give a stir. Take care as to not to break the cubes. Add the milk and mix and check the seasoning. Serve with pulao or roti.

Dish it out, dish it out tofu/paneer & bell peppers


  1. Looks delicious- Thanks for the entry!

  2. Looks yum!!

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  3. very nice
    i love paneer

  4. Delicious tawa paneer masala! Thanks for linking it to "dish it out" event.

  5. I tried this out n turned out superb!!!


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