Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe
2074 ratings.

Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe is a Punjabi dish which is usually cooked on Tawa or a frying pan! Cooking in a tawa gives a unique flavor and consistency to the dish. A semi dry gravy of paneer cooked in tomato gravy with spices and fresh cream, this masala features an aromatic array of flavors. They are great for chapatis/roti. Serve paneer Tawa masala with hot Rotis or Phulkas and raitha of your choice!

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Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

30 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

50 M


5 Servings


  • 3 cups Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil , to cook
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds)
  • 1/2 cup Onions , finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon Garlic , paste
  • 1 teaspoon Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 cup Homemade tomato puree
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ajwain (Carom seeds) , roasted
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder

How to make Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe

  1. To start making Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe, first get all the ingredients handy.

  2. Marinate paneer with turmeric, chili powder, fenugreek leaves and salt in a bowl. Leave for 20 minutes.

  3. Heat oil in a frying pan and shallow fry paneer on both the sides for 2-3 minutes, flipping often. Set aside fried paneer.

  4. Heat the remaining oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and carom seeds. Sauté them for few seconds on medium heat.

  5. Add onions and sauté them for 2-3 minutes.

  6. Add garlic paste, chilies, and coriander powder and mix them well.

  7. Add the tomato pulp, caraway seeds and cook in medium flame for 3 minutes. Stir occasionally.

  8. Once the gravy thickens, add paneer, fresh cream, garam masala and combine them well. Adjust spices and let it simmer for 2 minutes.

  9. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Enjoy Tawa Paneer Masala with hot rotis/chapatis/Phulkas and raita of your choice to make it a complete meal.