tawa paneer recipe | paneer tawa masala | paneer tawa fry

tawa paneer recipe | paneer tawa masala | paneer tawa fry with detailed photo and video recipe. an interesting paneer dry curry recipe made on tawa with pav bhaji masala. it is generally made on streets as street food and may be served as a side dish or perhaps as a starter cum appetiser. paneer tawa masala is a simple and spicy dish which can be made within minutes without any preparations yet never disappoints.
tawa paneer recipetawa paneer recipe | paneer tawa masala | paneer tawa fry with step by step photo and video recipe. paneer recipes are common dish across india and have a huge audience base for it. when it comes for curries or sabzi’s with paneer, it is generally rich, creamy onion and tomato based gravy. but then there is this unique dry paneer curry also known as tawa paneer recipe made as street food across india served with roti or naan flatbread.

as i mentioned earlier, this recipe of paneer tawa masala is a unique dish with semi gravy or semi-dry recipe. unlike any other curry, tawa paneer is made with pav bhaji masala and thus having a fusion of flavours. the recipe was crafted accidentally by street vendors. basically, the curry was made with leftover pav bhaji gravy with paneer and diced capsicums on a large pav bhaji tawa. very similar to the other tawa pulao recipe where rice is mixed with leftover pav bhaji masala. the beauty of this dish is that it can be served as a side dish to roti, chapati or any indian flatbread. or you can also serve it as a starter or appetiser with a choice of flavoured rice dishes.

paneer tawa masala

furthermore, i would like to highlight some tips, suggestions and variations to this tawa paneer recipe. firstly, the recipe has to be made with fresh, juicy and moist paneer cubes. i have used homemade paneer cubes for the same but you can use fresh store bought one. secondly, paneer tawa fry is generally made as semi gravy or semi-dry as a side dish. but this can also be made completely dry and served as starters or appetiser. but you may have to check the spice level accordingly. finally, you can experiment the recipe with choice of other veggies on top of paneer cubes. i have already added capsicum and onions, but you can add broccoli, peas and also snow pea.

finally, i request you to check my other related top paneer recipes collection with this post of tawa paneer recipe. it includes recipes like paneer butter masala, kadai paneer, paneer schezwan, palak paneer, paneer lababdar, shahi paneer, paneer jalfrezi and paneer ghee roast. in addition, do visit my other related recipes collection like,

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tawa paneer recipe

tawa paneer recipe | paneer tawa masala | paneer tawa fry

3.1 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: curry
Cuisine: north indian
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Ingredients

for roasting paneer:

  • ¼ cup hung curd / yogurt
  • ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp  oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 14 cubes paneer /cottage cheese
  • oil for roasting

other ingredients:

  • 1 tsp  butter
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin / jeera
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ capsicum, chopped
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp pav bhaji masala
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup tomato puree
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped

Instructions

  • roast the marinated paneer pieces on hot tawa adding oil as required.
  • flip over and roast on all the sides. keep aside.
  • now in a large kadai heat 1 tsp butter and 2 tsp oil.
  • once the oil is hot add 1 tsp cumin and roast until the jeera turns aromatic.
  • further, add 1 onion followed by 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute well.
  • also, add ½ capsicum and saute for a minute without overcooking the capsicum.
  • keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder and ½ tsp salt. roast in low flame.
  • now add ¾ cup tomato puree and saute well. to prepare tomato puree, blend 3 ripened tomatoes into a fine paste.
  • saute until the tomato puree thickens and oil is released from sides.
  • further, add 3 tbsp water and mix well.
  • add in roasted paneer pieces and mix gently.
  • finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy tawa paneer recipe with roti.

how to make tawa paneer recipe with step by step photo:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take ¼ cup hung curd. use thick curd for marination.
    tawa paneer recipe
  2. also, add ½ tsp ginger garlic paste, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ½ tsp garam masala, ¼ tsp ajwain, 1 tsp kasuri methi, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp oil and ¼ tsp salt.
    tawa paneer recipe
  3. mix well making the spices are well combined.
    tawa paneer recipe
  4. further, add 14 cubes of paneer and mix gently.
    tawa paneer recipe
  5. cover and rest for 30 minutes. if you are planning to marinate for more than 30 minutes, the nits good to refrigerate.
    tawa paneer recipe
  6. after 30 minutes, roast the paneer pieces on hot tawa adding oil as required.
    tawa paneer recipe
  7. flip over and roast on all the sides. keep aside.
    tawa paneer recipe
  8. now in a large kadai heat 1 tsp butter and 2 tsp oil.
    paneer tawa masala
  9. once the oil is hot add 1 tsp cumin and roast until the jeera turns aromatic.
    paneer tawa masala
  10. further, add 1 onion followed by 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute well.
    paneer tawa masala
  11. also, add ½ capsicum and saute for a minute without overcooking the capsicum.
    paneer tawa masala
  12. keeping the flame on low add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp pav bhaji masala and ½ tsp salt. roast in low flame.
    paneer tawa fry
  13. now add ¾ cup tomato puree and saute well. to prepare tomato puree, blend 3 ripened tomatoes into a fine paste.
    paneer tawa fry
  14. saute until the tomato puree thickens and oil is released from sides.
    paneer tawa fry
  15. further, add 3 tbsp water and mix well.
    paneer tawa fry
  16. add in roasted paneer pieces and mix gently.
    paneer tawa fry
  17. finally, add 2 tbsp coriander and enjoy tawa paneer recipe with roti.
    paneer tawa masala

notes:

  • firstly, marinate the paneer pieces well to have good flavours.
  • also, roast the paneer in the tandoor instead of tawa.
  • additionally, if you are looking for gravy consistency, then add water as required.
  • finally, in tawa paneer recipe, you can also marinate capsicum and onions.
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