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paneer fry is a simple stir fry recipe made with paneer, onion, tomatoes and herbs-spices. its easy and quick enough to prepare. tofu can also be used instead of paneer. 

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paneer fry recipe with step by step pics. paneer fry is a simple stir fry recipe made with paneer, onion, tomatoes and herbs-spices. its easy and quick enough to prepare for those busy or hectic days. all the ingredients for this paneer fry recipe is easily available in an indian kitchen.

paneer fry recipe

this paneer fry recipe is adapted from the mushroom chilli fry recipe i had shared earlier. you can serve paneer fry with chapatis, rotis, parathas or naan. you can even make paneer roll or paneer frankie by stuffing this paneer fry in thin chapati rolls.

this is a homely recipe and one that is not oily or spicy or pungent. in the paneer fry recipe, you can add spices less or more as per your preferences.

i have used green chilies which are less heaty and pungent. so overall the dish does not taste too spicy. but for a spicy taste, you can use green chilies which have a medium to high heat quotient. instead of paneer, you can also use tofu in the recipe.

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paneer fry recipe

paneer fry is a simple stir fry recipe made with paneer, onion, tomatoes and herbs-spices. its easy and quick enough to prepare. tofu can also be used instead of paneer. 

course main course, side dish
cuisine north indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 15 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 3
rough calories per serving 328 kcal
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1.25 cups thinly sliced onions
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 to 4 green chilies, slit – use green chilies which are not very spicy or hot
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt as required
  • 200 grams paneer, chopped in cubes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

how to make recipe

making paneer fry masala

  1. heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. keep flame to medium-low and add thinly sliced onions.

  2. mix the onions with the oil and begin to sauté them.

  3. onions take a lot of time to sauté. so you can add a pinch of salt while cooking them.

  4. stirring often sauté onions till they start to become light golden. do not brown the onions. 

  5. now add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.

  6. sauté till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.

  7. then add 3 to 4 slit green chilies. tip – use green chilies which are not very spicy or hot.

  8. mix well and sauté for a minute.

  9. then add ½ cup diced tomatoes. mix again well and begin to sauté tomatoes. when sautéing tomatoes, if masala mixture starts sticking to pan, then sprinkle some water. mix again and continue to sauté.

  10. sauté till the tomatoes soften.

  11. keep flame to its lowest. now add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon garam masala powder.

  12. mix very well. if the mixture starts sticking to pan, sprinkle some water.

making paneer fry

  1. season with salt as required. mix again.

  2. add 200 grams paneer, chopped in cubes.

  3. mix the paneer with the masala.

  4. switch off flame and add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. mix again.

  5. serve paneer fry with chapatis, phulkas, parathas, naan or bread.

how to make paneer fry recipe

a) making paneer fry masala

1. heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. keep flame to medium-low and add 1.25 cups thinly sliced onions.

making paneer fry recipe

2. mix the onions with the oil and begin to sauté them.

making paneer fry recipe

3. onions take a lot of time to sauté. so you can add a pinch of salt while cooking them.

making paneer fry recipe

4. stirring often sauté onions till they start to become light golden. do not brown the onions.

making paneer fry recipe

5. now add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.

making paneer fry recipe

6. sauté till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.

making paneer fry recipe

7. then add 3 to 4 slit green chilies. tip – use green chilies which are not very spicy or hot.

making paneer fry recipe

8. mix well and sauté for a minute.

making paneer fry recipe

9. then add ½ cup diced tomatoes.

making paneer fry recipe

10. mix again well and begin to sauté tomatoes. when sautéing tomatoes, if masala mixture starts sticking to pan, then sprinkle some water. mix again and continue to sauté.

making paneer fry recipe

11. sauté till the tomatoes soften.

making paneer fry recipe

12. keep flame to its lowest. now add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ½ teaspoon coriander powder, ½ teaspoon cumin powder and ½ teaspoon garam masala powder. you can add less or more of the spice powders as per your requirements.

making paneer fry recipe

12. mix very well. if the mixture starts sticking to pan, sprinkle some water.

making paneer fry recipe

making paneer fry

13. season with salt as required. mix again.

making paneer fry recipe

14. add 200 grams paneer, chopped in cubes.

making paneer fry recipe

15. mix the paneer with the masala.

paneer fry recipe

16. switch off flame and add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.

paneer fry recipe

17. mix again.

paneer fry recipe

18. serve paneer fry with chapatis, phulkas, parathas, naan or bread.

easy paneer fry recipe

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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