Tawa Paneer Masala

Tawa Paneer Masala with a step-by-step detailed recipe. This is an easy veg recipe | veg dinner recipe that is cooked with marinated paneer cubes and semi-dry gravy. It is a quick, easy veg recipe that is usually preferred and ordered in a restaurant.

Basically, panner cubes are marinated in yogurt and spices for half an hour and then cooked on Tawa, Hindi word for the griddle. Furthermore, it is cooked either in semi gravy or onion tomato gravy.

You can either make the entire sabzi on Tawa, that is the ideal way, however, I have marinated and cooked only paneer cubes on Tawa and have added in the gravy as shown in the step-by-step pictures below.  My kids are a little fussy and they prefer paneer sabzi in a gravy form.

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Tawa Paneer Masala

Hetal Kamdar
Tawa Paneer Masala with a step-by-step detailed recipe. This is an Indian recipe that is cooked with marinated paneer cubes and semi-dry gravy. It is a quick, recipe that is usually preferred and ordered in a restaurant.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Ingredients
  

  • FOR ROASTING PANEER:
  • 1/2 cup hung Yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 16-18 cubes of paneer
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil for roasting Tawa
  • Ingredients For Basic Onion Tomato gravy:
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 cup Onion Paste approximately 2-3 medium onion
  • 1 cup tomato puree
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric paste
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp honey or sugar
  • 1 tbsp Fresh cream

Instructions
 

  • For the gravy
  • Firstly, heat oil in a Kadai and add ginger garlic paste, saute it for few seconds and add onion paste.
  • Saute it for 2 minutes till onion paste turn brown and the raw smell goes.
  • Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and mix well till the spices are blended well.
  • Finally, add tomato puree, honey, and let the gravy cook on a medium flame till 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Lastly, switch off the flame and add fresh cream and cover it with a lid and keep it aside.
  • For Roasting Paneer
  • Firstly, take a bowl and add hung yogurt in it.
  • Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt in it.
  • Mix all the spices well in the yogurt till it is smooth.
  • Now cut paneer into cubes and keep all the paneer cubes ready in a tray.
  • Add the paneer cubes in the prepared marination and leave it aside for 30 minutes.
  • Once all the paneer cubes are properly marinated heat a non-stick Tawa, add oil and paneer cubes in the Tawa.
  • Let it cook for a few seconds on a medium flame, then flip the paneer cubes.
  • Roast paneer cubes on all the sides till dark brown and keep it ready on a plate.
  • Finally, add Tawa paneer cubes in the prepared onion tomato gravy and garnish with freshly chopped coriander.
Keyword Paneer Subzi, Tawa Paneer, Tawa Paneer Masala

Step-By-Step Recipe of Tawa Paneer Masala

For the gravy
1. Firstly, heat oil in a Kadai and add ginger garlic paste, saute it for few seconds and add onion paste.
2. Saute it for 2 minutes till onion paste turn brown and the raw smell goes.
3. Now add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and mix well till the spices are blended well.
4. Finally, add tomato puree, honey, and let the gravy cook on a medium flame till 2 minutes stirring occasionally.
5. Lastly, switch off the flame and add fresh cream and cover it with a lid and keep it aside.

Preparing Onion Tomato gravy for Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe

For Roasting Paneer
1. Firstly, take a bowl and add hung yogurt in it.

Hung Yogurt for Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe

2. Now add turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala, and salt in it.

Adding spices to hung Yogurt

3. Mix all the spices well in the yogurt till it is smooth.

Mixing spices in hung yogurt

4. Now cut paneer into cubes and keep all the paneer cubes ready in a tray.

Cut paneer cubes for Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe

5. Add the paneer cubes in the prepared marination and leave it aside for 30 minutes.

Marinating Paneer cubes for Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe

mixing paneer cubes for tawa paneer masala recipe

6. Once all the paneer cubes are properly marinated heat a non-stick Tawa, add oil and paneer cubes in the Tawa.

cooking paneer cubes on tawa

7. Let it cook for a few seconds on a medium flame, then flip the paneer cubes.

cooking paneer cubes on tawa till brown

8. Roast paneer cubes on all the sides till dark brown and keep it ready on a plate.

Adding roasted paneer cubes in gravy for tawa paneer masala recipe

9.  Finally, add Tawa paneer cubes in the prepared onion tomato gravy and garnish with freshly chopped coriander.

Mixing paneer cubes in gravy for tawa paneer masala recipe

tawa paneer masala recipe to serve garnished with coriander leaves

Serving suggestion:

  • Serve Tawa Paneer Masala with  Spinach Pooris, Onion Tomato Raita
  • Tawa Paneer Masala will pair well wit Butter roti or naan also.
  • Add some slice of onions, tomatoes, and cucumber along with green chilies.

tawa paneer masala gravy served with tandoori rotis and salad

close up of tawa paneer masala simmered in gravy and garnished with fresh coriander leaves

Hope you enjoyed making this easy veg recipe. It is a very popular veg dinner recipe too.

Finally, do check out these recipes from my blog,
Tawa Pulao
Tawa Bread Roll
Veggie Tawa Pizza



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