Friday, January 18, 2013

Paneer Tawa Masala

Paneer in any form is welcome for all, I luv this spicy version of the tawa masala. It’s a thick gravy and goes well with any Indian breads.  I made simple  chapathi and served this dish with salad and kimchi (a pickled vegetable), I love this so much J  

Serves : 4 pax
Time : 45 minutes

Recipe Source : Tarla Dalal


Paneer cubed – 1 ½ cups
Onion chopped roughly -  1 large
Tomato puree  - ½  cup
Oil - 4 tbsp
Fresh cream  - 1 tbsp
Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Green chilies chopped fine – 2 tsp
Turmeric powder  - ¼  tsp
Cumin seeds ½  tsp
Kasoori methi dried -  1 tbsp * crush it with your hands and use
Coriander powder  - 1 tsp
Chili powder  -  ½  tsp
Punjabi garam masala – ½  tsp *
Chaat masala 1 tsp
Coriander leaves – 2 sprigs

I made the  Punjabi garam masala from  here


Add a  2 tbsp oil  in a pan and lightly brown the paneer and keep aside.

In another bowl  add the chaat masala, kasoori methi, chili powder and the turmeric powder and combine well and marinate the paneer for 15 minutes

In a kadia add  2 tbsp oil, throw in the  cumin seeds once they crackle add the onions and saute till light brown. Add the garlic paste, green chilies and coriander powder and saute for a minute.
Now throw in the  tomato puree  and combine well. Le this cook till the oil separates from the masala.

Now add the cream,  punjabi garam masala and salt and let it cook in low flame. Add about ¾  cup of water to this mixture and mix well and let it boil, now add paneer and let it boil for 2 minutes and then switch off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves



Cabbage – 1 cup cut in 1 inch cubes
Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Sugar powdered – 1 tbsp
White vinegar – 1 tbsp
Salt  - 1 tsp


Combine all the ingredients  and keep it aside for couple of hours before  using.

You can close this in air tight container and kee this in the refrigerator and can use this for few days. Its like our pickle as the days go by it will taste better.



  1. Thats an awesome platter.. Yummy and flavorful masala..Great side dish for roti.. also the salad and kimchi looks inviting.. Wholesome meal..

  2. Interesting gravy with masala. Lovely kimchi.

  3. so inviting clicks..looks very yummy

  4. The paneer is no doubt awesome, but I love the kimchi, its my absolute favorite i can have bowls of it!! Thanks for sharing Latha!

  5. who says no 2 this rich yummy tasty dish....abs nice....

  6. liked your version Latha! looks so delicious

  7. Wow, look at the gravy, very professional..

  8. It increases my appetite.lovely spread.

  9. Wow thats a real yummy platter, looks so inviting :) Tawa masala looks sooo good :)

  10. Paneer tawa masala looks really yumm.

  11. Kimchi sounds interesting....hav a unused cabbage...shall try that...

  12. Wonderful spread, wish i live near..Droolworthy and very irresistible tawa masala.

  13. looks yum...its my first visit here...U have got a wonderful blog with awesome recipes...


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