Monday, 19 May 2014

Tawa Paneer Masala

Tawa Paneer masala is a dry side dish prepared with paneer and green bell peppers.Tawa means 'griddle' in Hindi. Since this dish is prepared in Tawa, its named as tawa paneer masala. It is easy to prepare and tastes delicious. Anything with butter / ghee has to taste delicious. This one is prepared using butter. Onions and green bell peppers caramelized in butter filled the entire kitchen with nice aroma. My son rushed to kitchen and asked me, ' amma, I smell something nice'. I told him its the smell of ghee with onions. We had this paneer sandwiched between bread slices. You can serve it with roti / naan or as a side to flavoured rice

Recipe Source :


  • 200 Grams Paneer chopped into small cubes
  • 1 Medium onion chopped finely
  • 1 small green bell pepper chopped finely
  • 2 Medium ripe tomatoes chopped roughly
  • 1 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 Tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ajwain / carom seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Coriander powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon pav bhaji masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kasuri Methi
  • Salt to taste


1. In a food processor, add roughly chopped tomatoes and grind it to puree'


2. In a tawa / griddle over medium flame, heat butter

3. When the butter melts, add ajwain / carom seeds

4. When the carom seeds plutter, add onions and 1/4 teaspoon salt and fry them until they are soft


5. Add green bell peppers and sauté for few seconds


6. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for 1 minute

7. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, pav bhaji masala and add 1 tablespoon water and fry it for a minute



8. Now add tomato puree we prepared at step number 1 and simmer for 5 minutes or until the butter separates from the mixture


9. Add the paneer cubes and give it a good stir so that paneer mixes well with the masala


10. Cook the panner along with masala for 2 minutes and then add crushed kasuri methi. Mix well and switch off the flame

11. Garnish with chopped cilantro and Serve hot with roti / chapathi / rice / bread

1 comment:

  1. Nice recipe and step by step pics. Thanks for sharing.Lovely dish!! Looks yummy!
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