Quick Paneer Masala Recipe - 15 Minute Paneer Gravy

The Quick Paneer Masala Recipe is a delicious and super easy North Indian gravy recipe which can be made during a weeknight dinner or at a party. It takes only 15 minutes to make and goes well with tawa paratha.

Archana Doshi
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The Quick Paneer Masala Recipe is simmered in honey tomato gravy with subtle spices is sure to make your dinners light and nutritious. This dish will be a reason for you to start cooking your dinners, as they can get as simple as this recipe.

Serve the Quick Paneer Masala Gravy with phulkas for a super quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

Another healthy tip: While pureeing the tomatoes, add a couple of carrots and puree it along with the tomatoes to make the gravy, now you have added that vegetable for extra nutrition.

You may try our other honey based recipes with-

  1. Fig Honey & Paprika Preserve Recipe
  2. Stir Fried Honey Parsnip Recipe with Herbs
  3. Honey Glazed Roasted Carrots Recipe with Herbs

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

25 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

65 M


4 Servings


  • 1 teaspoon Ghee
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 6 Tomatoes , made into a puree
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery
  • 250 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cubed
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)

How to make Quick Paneer Masala Recipe - 15 Minute Paneer Gravy

  1. To prepare Home Made Paneer simmered in honey tomato gravy, if it is a store bought paneer; soak in hot salt water for about 10 minutes. This process makes the paneer soft and tasty.

  2. Cut the tomatoes and puree it in a blender and keep aside. 

  3. Heat oil in a pan; add the onion, ginger and garlic and saute it until the onions soften and turn lightly golden.

  4. Once golden, add the tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, salt, paneer, jaggery and cream.

  5. Give all the ingredients a quick stir.

  6. Cover the pan and turn the heat to medium and allow the paneer masala gravy to come to a brisk boil - allow it to simmer and cook for 10 minutes. 

  7. Once done, give it a stir, check the salt and spices and adjust according to taste.

  8. Turn off the heat and transfer the Quick Paneer Masala Gravy into a serving bowl, stir in the kasuri methi and serve hot.

  9. Serve the Quick Paneer Masala Gravy with phulkas for a super quick and healthy weeknight dinner.