Tawa Paneer recipe तवा पनीर मसाला Dhaba style Paneer Tawa Masala

There can never be enough Paneer recipes isn't it? For all the Paneer lovers out there, here's my recipe for Tawa Paneer masala.

30-35 minutes
Tawa Paneer recipe तवा पनीर मसाला Dhaba style Paneer Tawa Masala Recipe - Ranveer Brar


For Ginger Garlic Paste

2 Green chillies (less spicy & broken into half) हरी मिर्च

5-6 Garlic cloves, लहसुन

½ inch Ginger, slice, अदरक

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार


For Gravy

1 ½ tbsp Ghee, घी

½ tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

3 medium Onion, chopped, प्याज

2 no. Garlic cloves, roughly chopped, लहसुन

½ inch Ginger, roughly chopped, अदरक

½ tbsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

½ tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

¼ tsp Cumin powder, जीरा पाउडर

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

2 medium Tomato, chopped, टमाटर

⅓  cup Water, पानी


For Tawa Paneer 

1 ½ tbsp Oil, तेल

1 Bay leaf, तेज़पत्ता

Prepared Ginger Garlic Paste, अदरक लहसुन का पेस्ट

1 medium Onion, finely chopped, प्याज

1 medium Onion, cut into dice, प्याज

2 medium Capsicum, cut into dice, शिमला मिर्च

Prepared Gravy, तैयार की हुई ग्रेवी

¼ cup Little water, पानी

1 Tomato, cut into dice, टमाटर

450 gms Paneer, cut into cube, पनीर


For Finishing

¼ cup Paneer, grated (for finishing), पनीर

1 tsp Prepared Masala, तैयार किया हुआ मसाला

½ tbsp Butter, cubed, मक्खन

1 tbsp Coriander leaves, chopped, धनिया पत्ता


For Masala

1 tbsp Coriander seeds, धनिया के बीज

15-17 Black peppercorns, काली मिर्च के दाने

½ tsp Fennel seeds, सौंफ

2-4 Cloves, लौंग

3 Black cardamom seeds, बड़ी इलाइची के दाने

¼ tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार


For Garnish

Coriander sprig, धनिया पत्ता

Lemon wedge, नींबू की फांक

Green chili, less spicy & slit, हरी मिर्च

Onion, rings, प्याज

Chili oil, मिर्च का तेल



For Ginger Garlic Paste

  • In a mortar pestle, add green chili, garlic cloves, ginger, salt to taste and make a coarse paste.
  • Keep aside for further use.


For Gravy

  • In a shallow pan or kadai, add oil, once it’s hot, add cumin seeds and let it splutter well.
  • Add onions and sauté until translucent, add ginger, garlic cloves and sauté it for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add coriander powder, turmeric powder, degi red chili powder, cumin powder and cook on medium flame for a minute or until masala is cooked.
  • Add tomato, salt to taste and sauté well. Add water and let it simmer for a minute.


For Tawa Paneer

  • In a flat tawa or a pan, add oil, once it’s hot, add bay leaf, prepared ginger garlic paste and sauté well.
  • Add onion and sauté it for 2-3 minutes on medium flame. Add cubed onions, capsicum and cook it for a while.
  • Add prepared gravy, little water and cook well. Add tomato and sauté it for a while.
  • Add paneer and mix everything well.
  • Finish it with grated paneer, prepared masala, butter, coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Transfer it into a serving dish, garnish it with coriander sprig, lemon wedge, green chili, onion ring and chili oil.
  • Serve hot with roti or naan.


For Masala

  • In a pan, add coriander seeds, black peppercorns, fennel seeds, cloves, black cardamom seeds, cumin seeds, salt to taste and dry roast it on medium flame.
  • Transfer it into a grinder jar and grind it into a fine powder and keep aside for further use.



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