Tawa paneer masala recipe | Paneer Tava Masala

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Tawa paneer masala recipe

Tawa paneer masala recipe | Paneer Tava Masala with step by step pictorial and video recipe. This is a simple, quick, easy to make delicious paneer curry made in dosa tawa/tava as street food. This can be ready in less than 20 minutes and is the best option for quick curry for lunchbox using paneer.

We have seen many street food vendors making curry in kothu style meaning chopping the curry with ladle so that it gets blended well. the same technique is used in here to fry and make the curry that’s when it takes a difference between normal paneer masala and tawa paneer masala. 

This is a semi-dry curry which can be had with roti as well as with rice. To make it thin or to any desired consistency, add warm water and mix well.  paneer roast recipe, paneer tikka on tawa, paneer lababdar curry, paneer burji with methi leaves, paneer butter masala, paneer kormashahi anjeer paneerpaneer pulao, creamy paneer masalapaneer tikki pasanda, etc., are some of the paneer recipes which you might be interested in.

Tawa paneer masala recipe video:

Tawa paneer masala recipe | Paneer Tava Masala pictorial directions:

  • Take a tawa preferably iron tawa and heat oil in it. Add a little bit of butter along with it. when it melts, crackle cumin seeds.
Tawa paneer masala recipe
  • when it crackles, add chopped onions to the tawa. add salt to the onions for frying.
Tawa paneer masala recipe
  • fry until it gets brown.
Tawa paneer masala recipe
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes off.
Tawa paneer masala recipe
  • Add finely chopped tomatoes, and mix well till mushy
Tawa paneer masala recipe
  • sprinkle little water, close and cook for 5 minutes. You can also leave it open but to make the process faster, I have closed and cooked.
Tawa paneer masala recipe
  • Open and add the masalas (turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder). saute well until well combined.
Tawa paneer masala recipe
  • Add paneer cubes, finely coriander leaves and mix well. use flat steel ladle/dosa ladle to mix and fry it. the onion tomato masala will get mashed by doing so.
Tawa paneer masala recipe
  • Add little water, mix, close and cook again for 2 minutes in medium flame.
Tawa paneer masala recipe
  • Open and let the water dry to the consistency required.
Tawa paneer masala recipe

Tawa paneer masala recipe | Paneer Tava Masala recipe card:

paneer tawa masala recipe

Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time17 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 medium onion finely chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 large tomato finely chopped
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/8 tsp garam masala
  • 3/4 cup paneer cubes
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves


  • heat oil+butter in dosa tawa, crackle cumin seeds
  • saute finely chopped onions with little salt until brown
  • add ginger garlic paste to ti and fry until raw smell goes off
  • finely chop the tomatoes and add to the tawa and fry in a chopping motion
  • add little water, close and cook until mushy
  • open, add turmeric pwoder, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. 
  • mix well and add fry until flavours are combined. 
  • add chopped paneer cubes, chopped coriander leaves, mix well, close and cook with little water
  • after 1-2 minutes, open and mix well again. 
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