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Tawa Paneer Masala

on January 19, 2015

An easy, spicy and quick side dish !! Goes well with rotis, bread and even rice 🙂 And even serves as a great filling for your quick wraps and frankies !!

I loved the spicy and slightly tangy taste of this, This recipe is for keeps !! Coz am sure you will end up making it often 😉

Recipe credits : Dassana Amit

I altered the recipe slightly according to my taste

Ingredients
  • 200 to 250 gms paneer/cottage cheese
  • 1 large onion finely chopped, about 100 to 120 gms
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped, 180 to 200 gms
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chili/hari mirch, chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder/lal mirch powder
  • 2 tbsp youghurt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 tsp pav bhaji masala or ½ tsp garam masala + ¼ tsp dry mango powder/amchur powder
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ½ tsp crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves
  • salt as required
  • few chopped coriander leaves/dhania patta for garnish
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Finely chop the onions
  2. Roughly chop the tomatoes and green chili,
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes in a blender and make a smooth puree. keep aside.
  4. Chop the paneer in ½ inch cubes.
  5. Melt butter on a tawa or skillet.
  6. Add the onions and saute till translucent.
  7. Add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, and saute for about 3 minutes.
  8. Then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and pav bhaji masala. if you don’t have pav bhaji masala, add garam masala + amchur powder/dry mango powder.
  9. Stir and saute for about a minute, now add the youghurt and continue to saute for a min, then add the tomato puree and salt.
  10. Stir well and saute till you see butter releasing from the sides and the masala has thickened a bit. this takes about 8 to 10 minutes on a low flame.
  11. If the tomato masala looks dry, then add 1 or 2 tbsp of water and continue to saute.
  12. Add the paneer cubes and stir well, so that the masala coats the paneer cubes evenly.
  13. Cook the paneer for 1 to 2 minutes, Then add the crushed kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves. stir very well and switch off the flame.
  14. garnish with coriander leaves and serve tawa paneer masala with chapatis, phulkas, naan or bread
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2 responses to “Tawa Paneer Masala

  1. yashaslwini says:

    Its really good looking yummyyy

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