Wednesday 2 June 2021

Tawa Paneer Recipe/Paneer Tawa Masala/Tawa Paneer Masala Recipe/Restaurant Style Tawa Paneer Recipe/Tawa Paneer Video Recipe in English & Tamil

Tawa Paneer Masala is a quick and easy paneer masala recipe which has unique taste and flavour to it. The unique taste is due to the Paav Bhaji masala powder that is added to make the tawa paneer. Tawa Paneer is a popular and common paneer recipe found in restaurant menus and street side food vendors. The paneer is marinated and fried in tawa and then added to onion, tomato and capsicum masala. Do try out this delectable and tempting Tawa Paneer and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out other interesting and popular Paneer Recipes here and other North Indian Subjis here.

Here’s how to make Tawa Paneer Recipe with step by step photos…



1 tbsp

Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam

1 tsp


1 big finely chopped

Ginger & Garlic Paste

1 tsp


3 big

Capsicum/Bell Pepper

1 cut to small cubes

Paav Bhaji Masala

1 tsp

Turmeric Powder

¼ tsp

Cilantro/Coriander Leaves

2 tbsp finely chopped


As needed

For Marinate


220 g cut to cubes


¼ cup

Ginger & Garlic Paste

1 tsp

Red Chilli Powder

½ tsp

Coriander Powder

¼ tsp

Turmeric Powder

¼ tsp

Cumin Powder/Jeeragam Powder

¼ tsp

Garam Masala Powder

½ tsp

Ajwain/Omam/Carom Seeds

¼ tsp

Kasuri Methi

1 tsp

Lemon Juice

½ lemon  [ small]


As needed


1.5 tbsp

Preparation Time: 10 minutes                     Recipe Category: Main Course/Sidedish

Cooking Time: 30 minutes                            Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Author: Priya Anandakumar

 Check out other interesting and popular Paneer Recipes here and other North Indian Subjis here.

Here's a short video of how to make Tawa Paneer in English & Tamil


Cut the paneer to cubes and keep it ready.

Take a wide bowl, add ¼ cup yogurt, ½ tsp red chilli powder, ¼ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp of turmeric powder, 1 tsp of ginger & garlic paste.

Then add ¼ tsp of Cumin Powder, ½ tsp of garam masala powder, ¼ tsp of ajwain/omam to the bowl, required salt.

Squeeze the lemon juice to the bowl.

Crush the kasuri methi and add it to the bowl.

Now mix everything really well until well combined.

At this stage add the paneer cubes and mix really well. Close and let it sit for about 30 minutes.

Chop the tomatoes to small cubes.  Add it to the mixer and grind it to fine paste and prepare the tomato puree.

Heat 1.5 tbsp of oil in a pan, now add the marinated paneer cubes along with all the masala.

Fry the paneer really well, equally on all the sides until they turn to nice golden brown color. Remove the paneer from the tawa and keep it aside.

To the same tawa, add 1 tbsp of butter and let it melt.

Now add 1 tsp of cumin seeds/jeeragam and roast until they turn aromatic.

At this stage add finely chopped onions and mix really well.

Saute the onion until they turn soft.

Now add the ginger & garlic paste and saute until the raw smell vanishes.

Add the finely chopped capsicum to the pan.

Saute the capsicum really well until they turn soft.

Now add turmeric powder, Paav Bhaji Masala powder, salt and saute well for 20-30 seconds.

Add the tomato puree to the pan and mix really well.

Saute well until the tomato puree thickens and the oil starts to release from the sides.

Add ¼ cup of water and mix well.

Add the roasted paneer pieces and mix gently until the masala is evenly coated.

Finally add 2 tbsp. of finely chopped coriander leaves and switch off the stove.

Delicious and super tempting Tawa Paneer Masala is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with rotis/chapatis or even with any Rice varieties.


If you do not have Paav Bhaji Masala then you can add ½ tsp of garam masala powder, ½ tsp of red chilli powder and ¼ tsp of Amchur powder.

Tawa paneer can be made either the dry version or semi dry version. I have made the dry of Tawa paneer, you can add little water to make it to semi dry version.

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Here's a short video of how to make Tawa Paneer in English & Tamil...

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1 comment:

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