Paneer Masala in Saatvik Style

Saatvik means pure and clean, so food prepared in saatvik style always keeps your mind & body calm and positive. There is minimal use of spices and it also leads to a healthy lifestyle.

This is an easy recipe for paneer masala and calls for least ingredients. Enjoy it with plain sama rice, kuttu cheela or pooris.

Also try: Sama Rice Pulao, Kuttu Cheela, Saatvik Jeera Aloo or Sama Rice Pudding.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Indian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 25 mins.

Servings: 2-3


  1. Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 200 grams (cut into cubes)
  2. Tomato – 3 medium-large (roughly chopped)
  3. Green Chilli – 2 (roughly chopped)
  4. Ginger – 1 inch (roughly chopped)
  5. Green Cardamom – 2
  6. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp (optional)
  8. Ground Black Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  9. Ghee (Clarified Butter) – 2 tbsp
  10. Cream – 2-3 tbsp
  11. Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  12. Rock Salt (Sendha Namak) to taste.

How to make Paneer Masala in Saatvik Style:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Add green cardamom and saute till fragrant
  2. Add ginger, green chilli and tomatoes. Saute till soft. Turn off the flame and let it cool down
  3. Add it to a blending jar and blend to a smooth paste
  4. Heat remaining 1 tbsp ghee in a pan. Add tomato paste, coriander powder, cumin powder and ground black pepper. Mix and cook till ghee starts to separate
  5. Add paneer, cream and rock salt. Mix and cook for 2-3 mins
  6. Add coriander leaves and mix. Your Paneer Masala is ready. Enjoy with Kuttu Cheela or Pooris.


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