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Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe is a popular Punjabi dish which is usually cooked on the tawa or skillet. This is a delicious and simple semi-dry curry which is best to accompany with rice or roti or naan. As the Curry is cooked in a tawa gives a unique flavor and taste to the dish.

tawa paneer masala

The curry is made of paneer along with the capsicum,onion cooked in tomato gravy with spices and fresh cream. Lets look at the steps to make the tawa paneer masala.

tawa paneer masala

Preparation Time : 15 mints | Cooking Time : 15 mints | Serves : 2

Ingredients :

Butter – 3 Tbspn

Cumin Seeds – 1 Tspn

Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 Tbspn

Green chilies – 1 slitted

Onion (finely chopped) – 3/4 Cup

Capsicum (finely chopped) – 3/4 Cup

Paneer (cubes) – 1 1/2 Cup

Tomatoes (roughly chopped) – 2 medium

Kashmiri Chili Powder – 2 tspn

Pav Bhaji masala – 2 tspn

Coriander Powder – 1 tspn

Kitchen King Masala – 1/2 tspn

Salt – 3/4 tspn

Sugar – 1/2 tspn

Dry Fenugreek Leaves / Kasoori Methi – 1/2 tspn

Heavy Cream – 3 Tbspn

Lemon Juice – 1/2 tspn

Cilantro (chopped) – 1 Tbspn

Mint leaves (chopped) – 1 Tbspn

Method :

1. In a blender add tomatoes, pav bhaji masala, coriander powder, red chili powder, kitchen king masala and make a smooth paste. Keep this aside. Heat the tawa and add butter.

2. When it is medium hot, add cumin seeds. Let them sizzle. Add onions, g.chili and cook till golden brown. Then add ginger garlic paste.

3. Saute for a minute and add capsicum. Mix well and fry for 1 min. Add the ground masala paste, sugar and salt.

4. Cook the masala for 5-7 mints or until oil oozes from the sides. Once the masala is cooked, dilute it with required water. Add crushed kasoori methi, paneer cubes and Mix well. Cook for a minute.

5. Add mint, cilantro, lemon juice,cream. Mix well. Turn off the flame.

Serve hot with rotis / naan..!!

tawa paneer masala

My Notes :

1. Adding the Kashmiri chili powder and pav bhaji masala gives bright color to the curry.

2. You can also fry the paneer in ghee and add it to the curry.

3. Adding cream is optinaol.

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