Tawa Paneer Masala

Tawa Paneer Masala is another easy recipe of Indian cottage cheese. It is prepared on a tawa or a skillet pan as the name itself has “tawa” in it, incase you do not have a tawa it’s completely ok to prepare it on a regular pan.

It is loaded with spices as it has garam masala powder, carrom seeds, dry mango powder, etc. apart from the regular spices. It is a semi dry dish which has onions, bell peppers and tomatoes. Enjoy it with hot phuklas or rotis. 

Also try: Paneer Jalfrezi, Paneer Corn Dry or Kadai Paneer.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins

Servings: 2


  1. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) – 200 grams (cut in cubes)
  2. Onion –  1 large (finely chopped)
  3. Capsicum or Bell Peppers – 1 cup (finely chopped)
  4. Tomatoes – 3 medium (blend to a smooth paste)
  5. Ginger – 1 inch (grated)
  6. Garlic – 3 cloves (grated)
  7. Green Chilli – 2 (finely chopped)
  8. Carrom Seeds – 1 tsp
  9. Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  13. Dry Mango Powder (Amchur Powder) – 1/2 tsp
  14. Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves) – 1 tsp
  15. Butter – 2 tbsp (you can use oil if you like, but it tastes better in butter)
  16. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Tawa Paneer Masala:

  1. Heat butter on a tawa or a pan. Add carrom seeds and let it splutter
  2. Add onions. Saute till golden brown
  3. Add capsicum, green chilli, ginger and garlic. Saute for 2-3 mins
  4. Add tomato paste and spices – turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder. Cook till butter starts to separate
  5. Add paneer, garam masala powder, dry mango powder, kasuri methi and salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 mins
  6. Your Tawa Paneer is ready. Serve hot.


16 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Nice & easy paneer recipe !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you 🙂❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. chefkreso says:

    This dish is so flavourful, made me hungry just thinking about it 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Haha 😄 thank you so much 🙂🙂❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  3. PS says:

    Mouth watering and delicious recipe!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you ❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you 🙂🙂❤️


  4. while I enjoy gravies, I do love my share of tawa sabzis and this one looks so delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you 🙂🙂 I love it too ❤️🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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