Easy Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe

Easy Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe

Tawa Paneer Masala (पनीर तवा मसाला) Recipe is a Punjabi dish which is usually cooked on Tawa or a frying pan! Cooking in a Tawa gives a unique flavor and consistency to the dish. A semi-dry gravy of paneer cooked in tomato gravy with spices and fresh cream, this masala features an aromatic array of flavors. They are great for chapatis/roti. Serve paneer Tawa masala with hot Rotis or Phulkas and raitha of your choice!

Suggested Read: Paneer Kofta Recipe,  Butter Paneer 


  1. Paneer – 200 grams
  2. Onion – 1 medium-sized chopped
  3. Capsicum – 1 chopped
  4. Tomato – 3 medium-sized pureed
  5. Kasuri Methi – 1 Tsp
  6. Garlic – 4 pods
  7. Ginger – 2-inch piece
  8. Green Chilli – 2 nos.
  9. Kitchen King Masala – 2 Tsp
  10. Chat Masala – 2 Tsp
  11. Red Chilli Powder – as per taste
  12. Coriander powder (Dhaniya) – 2 Tsp
  13. Coriander leaves
  14. Turmeric (Haldi)- 1 Tsp
  15. Salt – as per taste
  16. Butter for cooking, keep 1 tsp separate

Suggested Read: Paneer Manchurian, Paneer Pakora

Method of Preparation

  1. Take fresh paneer and cut large size cubes. Now take a Tawa or Skillet, add a small amount of butter, and heat it on medium flame.

  2. When the oil is heated add grated garlic, grated ginger, finely chopped green chili and saute for 1 minute on low flame.

  3. Add onion and saute it for 1 minute on low flame. Add a few pinches of salt which helps in cooking onion fast.

  4. Add tomato paste and saute it for 5 minutes on low flame. Add a few drops of water to cook tomato fast.

Suggested Read: Paneer Butter MasalaPalak Paneer 

  1. When the tomato is cooked add Kasuri methi and capsicum saute it for 30 seconds. Add kitchen king masala, Chat Masala, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander powder, turmeric powder, and salt and saute it for 30 seconds.

  2. Add Paneer cubes, coat it with cooked onion and tomato, which takes 2-3 minutes to properly cook.

  3. You can add little butter at this stage and switch off the flame.

  4. Take it in the serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves and butter.

  5. Tawa Paneer Masala is ready to be served with hot chapati, paratha, naan, crispy poori.

Suggested Read: Matar Paneer Masala, Paneer Pasanda

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