Tawa Paneer

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Tawa Paneer is a spicy, tangy, flavorful dish that will delight your taste buds. Made with succulent paneer in a delicious base of onions, tomatoes, capsicum and spices, this semi-dry paneer tawa masala comes together in 30 minutes for an easy week dinner.

overhead shot of tawa paneer with coriander leaves garnish in a white bowl on a cream linen with a side plate of roti and a small side bowl of chopped red onions and coriander leaves

What is Tawa Paneer

Tawa paneer is a popular dish served in many Indian restaurants made in a gravy base with soft paneer cubes. As the name implies, the entire recipe is cooked on a tawa or tava – which is a flat or concave-shaped round pan; an essential piece of utensil in any Indian kitchen.

It is used for pan-frying as well as roasting. We make our staple Indian flatbreads like roti and paratha on tawa. Not to forget the classic dosa or chilla (gram flour crepes), and various pancakes are also cooked on this humble pan.

Tawa is also used to shallow fry or pan-fry snacks like aloo tikki, vegetable cutlet and for dry roasting spices, nuts and seeds.

About This Recipe

This Tawa Paneer recipe has soft, tender paneer cubes cooked in a tangy, onion-tomato masala with capsicum and spices. I have made a puree from the tomatoes. However, you can just finely chop them and add to the gravy sauce.

It is one of the easiest and quick paneer recipe you can prepare. This semi-dry curry can be cooked in less than 30 minutes.

As it is a breeze to make this flavorsome dish, consider cooking it when you have unexpected guests at home or you want to cook something easy for dinner.

Do not worry, if you don’t have a tawa. Swap it with a frying pan or a medium-sized skillet. If you do use a tawa, then make sure to use a medium-sized or a large tawa, so that the ingredients do not spill from the sides while cooking.

When really short of time, serve tawa paneer with wheat bread or brown bread or pav or any bread of your choice. You don’t need to make roti or paratha. Of course, you can make these flatbreads, if you have time.

overhead shot of tawa paneer with coriander leaves garnish in a white bowl on a cream linen with a side plate of roti and a small side bowl of chopped red onions and coriander leaves
Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Tawa Paneer Recipe


1. Add the chopped tomatoes (3 medium tomatoes or 180 to 200 grams) in a blender and make a smooth puree. Set aside.

Finely chop 1 large onion (about 100 to 120 grams). Chop 1 medium sized capsicum (about 80 to 100 grams).

Chop 1 green chili and you should get about ½ teaspoon of chopped green chillies.

Crush 1 inch ginger and 4 to 5 small to medium garlic cloves in a mortar-pestle to a paste. Also chop 200 to 250 grams paneer in small cubes.

prepared tomato puree in blender

Sauté Aromatics

2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter on a tawa or skillet or frying pan. You can use salted or unsalted butter.

3. Add ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) and fry them for a few seconds or till aromatic on a low to medium-low heat.

fry carom seeds in melted butter

4. Then add the finely chopped onions and sauté stirring often till they soften and turn translucent.

onions sautéing in butter

5. Then add the following listed ingredients and sauté for about 3 minutes on a low to medium-low heat.

  • 2 teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste (1 inch ginger + 4 to 5 medium garlic crushed in a mortar pestle)
  • 1 chopped green chili (about ½ teaspoon)
  • 1 medium-sized finely chopped capsicum/green bell pepper – about 80 to 100 grams. You can use any colored bell pepper.
capsicum, green chilies, ginger and garlic paste on sautéed onions

6. Then add the ¼ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder and 1 teaspoon pav bhaji masala. Stir and saute for about a minute.

If you don’t have pav bhaji masala, then add ½ teaspoon garam masala + ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder). 

ground spices on capsicum and onion mixture

Sauté Tawa Masala

7. Add the prepared tomato puree and mix well. You can swap the tomato puree with finely chopped tomatoes or add about 1 cup of canned tomato puree.

tomato puree added and mixed with sautéed veggie mixture

8. Season with salt as required and saute with stirring at intervals.

salt and tomato puree mixture on tawa

9. Saute till you see butter releasing from the sides and the masala has thickened a bit. This takes about 8 to 10 minutes on low heat. 

If the tomato masala looks dry, then add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water and continue to sauté.

sautéing tawa masala

Make Tawa Paneer

10. Add the paneer cubes (200 to 250 grams) and stir well, so that the masala coats the paneer cubes evenly.

paneer cubes in the sautéed masala on the tawa

11. Switch off the heat. Add ½ teaspoon crushed dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi). Mix gently.

crushed kasuri methi on tawa paneer

12. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve paneer tawa masala with roti, naan or bread or dinner rolls (pav).

Accompany a few wedges of lemon slices which can be drizzled on the tawa paneer and a side onion salad. You can also pair this dish as a side with any Indian mains.

paneer tawa masala with coriander leaves garnish in a white bowl on a cream linen with a side plate of roti and a small side bowl of chopped red onions and coriander

Helpful Tips

  • Use homemade paneer for the best results. If using packaged paneer follow the instructions mentioned on the pack.
  • Since tomatoes form a major chunk of the gravy, include ripe and sweet tasting tomatoes. Avoid tomatoes that are too sour or tangy.
  • For a richer version of paneer tawa masala add 1 to 2 tablespoons of light cream or cooking cream when you add the dried fenugreek leaves. Combine gently to mix.
  • Skip the dry fenugreek leaves if you don’t have them.
  • Easily swap carom seeds with cumin seeds.
  • For a vegan option, use unripe cooked jackfruit, seitan, tofu or tempeh.

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overhead shot of tawa paneer with coriander leaves garnish in a white bowl on a cream linen

Tawa Paneer Recipe

Tawa paneer is a semi dry curry with capsicum/bell pepper, onions, tomatoes and paneer cubes cooked on tawa or a griddle. A popular paneer recipe served in restaurants.
4.87 from 111 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine North Indian
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 3


  • 200 to 250 grams Paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 onion large, finely chopped – 100 to 120 grams
  • 1 capsicum medium-sized – 80 to 100 grams green bell pepper
  • 3 tomatoes medium-sized, chopped – 180 to 200 grams
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves small to medium-sized
  • 1 inch ginger
  • ½ teaspoon chopped green chilies or 1 green chili
  • ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (ground coriander)
  • ¼ teaspoon Kashmiri red chilli powder or paprika or cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (ground turmeric)
  • 1 teaspoon Pav Bhaji Masala or swap with ½ teaspoon garam masala + ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 2 tablespoons Butter – salted or unsalted
  • ½ teaspoon crushed dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • salt as required
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves – for garnish
  • 2 to 3 lemon wedges – to serve with



  • Finely chop the onions and capsicum or green bell pepper.
  • Roughly chop the tomatoes, green chili, ginger and garlic.
  • Crush the ginger and garlic in a mortar-pestle to a paste.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes in a blender and make a smooth puree. Set aside.
  • Chop the paneer in small cubes.

Making tawa paneer

  • Melt butter on a tawa or frying pan or skillet.
  • Add the carom seeds and fry them for a few seconds or till aromatic.
  • Add the onions and saute stirring often till they soften and turn translucent.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilies, finely chopped capsicum/green bell pepper and saute for about 3 minutes on a low to medium-low heat.
  • Then add the red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and pav bhaji masala. If you don't have pav bhaji masala, then swap it with garam masala powder + dry mango powder.
  • Stir and saute for about a minute.
  • Then add the tomato puree and salt as needed.
  • Stir well and saute till you see butter releasing from the sides and the masala has thickened a bit. This takes about 8 to 10 minutes on a low heat.
  • If the tomato masala looks dry, then add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water and continue to saute.
  • Add the paneer cubes and mix gently so that the masala coats the paneer cubes evenly. Switch off the heat.
  • Then add the crushed dry fenugreek leaves and mix gently.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve paneer tawa masala with roti, naan, paratha or bread. Accompany with a few wedges of lemon slices which can be drizzled on the tawa paneer and a side onion salad.



  • If you plan to scale the recipe, then add the ground spices in approximation. This recipe will need an experienced cook to scale it.
  • Use soft homemade paneer for best taste.
  • Avoid using overly sour or unripe tomatoes.
  • Skip dry fenugreek leaves if you don’t have it.
  • Swap carom seeds with cumin seeds.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
Tawa Paneer Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 424mg18%
Potassium 483mg14%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2564IU51%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 78mg95%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 2mg13%
Vitamin K 14µg13%
Calcium 358mg36%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 46µg12%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 26mg7%
Phosphorus 63mg6%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Tawa Paneer recipe post from the archives (April 2014) has been republished and updated on 10 June 2021.

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    1. Welcome Sammyez. Glad to know the variation you did to paneer tawa masala recipe.

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  8. Thank you very much for your tawa paneer recipe. It’s easy to cook and delicious in taste.5 stars

    1. welcome prabha and thanks for sharing this positive feedback on tawa paneer masala recipe.

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    1. Thanks Mrinal for this positive feedback. Glad to know that you liked tawa paneer masala recipe.

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  12. I’m a big fan of your recipes.. tried tawa paneer today and it came out very well. Instead of aam chur, I add a few cranberries for that tart taste. Came out well. Thank for the recipe!

    1. welcome tara. glad to know this. thanks for sharing the variation you did to the recipe.

  13. Sounds easy will give it a try . I usually come to your site for all my veg recipies and thanks to you they have come out real well.
    Can I make this at night n serve in the morning? Coz really mornings are a super crunch time. I usually make all my sabzi pervious night n make rotis in the mornings.since it’s tawa paneer I m a lil apprehensive!!!5 stars

    1. thanks safia. you can prepare in the night. refrigerate. then reheat in the morning and serve. if the gravy becomes thick, then add some water.

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    1. you can easily make frankie with the tawa paneer masala. just keep a semi dry to dry gravy.

  15. Hi i tried ur recipe it came out good but it had a little sour flavor. Can u suggest wht to do pls?

    1. sourness could be due to tomatoes. you can add some cream or a little sugar to tone down the sourness.

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    1. thanks minal for sharing your feedback. sure do try the other recipes and i hope you like them.

  19. Hello Dassana,

    I have tried this and the result was just excellent. The Only alternative I used was, Shahi Jeera at the place of Azwain (Due to unavailability). Still the texture was same and it taste great. Thanks for sharing this.

    Abhijit4 stars

    1. pleased to know this abhijit, thanks for positive views. you are welcome.

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    1. glad to know this rachna 🙂 thank you for you kind and encouraging words. do share your feedback when you try the recipes from blog.

  21. Hello dassana mam I try this recipe today it just awesome everyone just love it5 stars

    1. paneer has a bland taste and it absorbs the flavors of the sauce or gravy that you make.

  22. Hey Dassana.. Your recipes are just amazing.. Could you tell me if there is any substitute for carom seeds or could I skip them?

    1. thanks bhavi. just skip them. an alternative but not a substitute, would be cumin seeds.

    1. capsicum gives a very good taste. without capsicum some flavor and taste will be lost. but you can still make.

  23. Hi,
    Wanted to try this recipe. But I need to make it for a quantity that has to be served to 20 ppl..so if I use 600g of paneer can u tell me how to alter the quantity of ingredients accordingly..

    1. use 1 kg of paneer and increase the quantity of all ingredients 4 to 5 times proportionately except the spice powders. add the spice powders as per taste.

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  25. Very nice recipe thanks, quick tasty and the perfect quantity for 2 people. I served with onion lachcha and roti, perfect!5 stars

  26. Can I substitute tamarind powder for the mango powder, or should I special order the mango powder. I just came across your blog & see that you use this ingredient quite often in your recipes. Can’t wait to try it!

    1. tamarind gives a different kind of sourness than dry mango powder. skip the dry mango powder and add few drops of lemon or lime juice towards the end.

  27. Dear Dassana Amit….been wanting to write to you since a while. I have tried most of your paneer recipes with great success! Your site is so inviting for any vegetarian cook….and God sent for an amateur like me. Thank you once again.


    1. we had aimed to help amateur and beginners through our food blog. pleased to know the mission is getting accomplished thankyou so much 🙂 anubhuti.

  28. actually i am vegan, however i do the cooking here at home and the kids and grand kids all love paneer. will definitely try this out at the week end. great recipes on your blog. regards

    1. ramjee surely try the tawa paneer recipe and share your views. thankyou so much and you are welcome.

  29. Hey tried you tava paneer. It turned out quiet well. Good job with such nice recipe.

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  31. Hi Dassana,

    I have tried your most of the paneer/rice recipes, they are great. You are a perfect cook, simple and yet tasty recipes!
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    Sowmya5 stars

    1. sowmya pleased to know you liked all the paneer recipes 🙂 mostly simple recipes have the best flavor. you are always welcome.

  32. Hey pls hlep me..i will make paneer butter masala bt end the moment i loss my cream.so if u suggst me without cream how i make panner masala

  33. Tried it last night. We liked the taste. Yum 🙂
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  38. Hi,

    I would like to try this recipe sooner. I have two doubts although:
    1. Can I use non stick flat pan instead of tawa?
    2. Whenever I use tomato puree, I don’t know why but my dish on tasting seems uncooked, slightly sweet in taste. No matter how long I cook, I never saw gravy releasing oil/butter. This happen only with tomato puree based dish. Please suggest what should I do?

    1. you can use a non stick tawa. you have to cook the puree for some more minutes. oil specks should be seen floating on top or at the sides. add a pinch of salt for the tomato puree to cook faster.

  39. Hi dassana,

    I really love your recipes. They come out so very well that all my friends praise me always for making such wonderful dishes 🙂
    Can we use chopped tomatoes instead of tomato puree.
    Did you use sour tomatoes.

    1. thanks sandhya for sharing positive feedback. yes you can use. chop the tomatoes finely. i used riped tomatoes which are not sour.

  40. I cant wait to try this recipe. Everything else i’ve tried from your website is absolutely fabulous. You are very talented.
    I had one question. I would prefer to use double cream in this dish rather than sugar. How much would i need to pour? Half or quarter cup?5 stars

  41. Hi Dassana,

    Tried it, turned out very nice, easy and yummy. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    1. welcome sanjana. glad to know this. thanks for sharing positive feedback.

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  48. Hi,

    I am great fan of your blog. I prepared bendi curry the other day and it came out so well. Yesterday i prepared tawa paneer and it tasted awesome. I want to thank you so much.5 stars

    1. Welcome Sinchana J.N. Glad to know this. Thanks for sharing your positive feedback.

  49. Hi,

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  52. hey tried tawa paneer recipe yday and it was just awesome….everyone enjoyd it..thanx and keep posting more recipes.loved ur recipes5 stars

    1. welcome maitry. glad to know this. thanks for sharing positive review on tawa paneer masala recipe.

  53. I tried this out today and it came out very well. I kept comparing my dish at various stages of preparation with the photos to ensure that it was on track. The end result is delicious. As always your site has served me very well. Thank you so much. 🙂5 stars

  54. Hi Dassana,

    Tried this recipe today. It was simply superb.The taste was awesome. Must thank you for the step by step recipe with pics.It tasted great with paranthas. Thanks again. I keep going through your site in free time, I’m sure going to try out other recipes as well.5 stars

    1. welcome tanmayee. glad to know this. thanks for sharing positive feedback on recipes.

  55. I’ve made this four or five times as written and it’s spectacular every time.5 stars

  56. I came across your website and love it. I have tried loads of your recipes including this one and they all come out great. Nowadays, i check what veggies i have in the fridge, then check your website for what i can do with them 🙂 the pictures make the recipe very easy to follow. and i love trying out new stuff. thanks for such an awesome blog! keep up the great recipes and photos!5 stars

    1. thanks suparna for sharing this positive feedback. i am trying to cover as many vegetables and ingredients as i can. so that it benefits readers. i am humbled to know that you check the website with the veggies in mind. thanks again. happy cooking.

  57. Hey your steps are so easy to follow..and your recepies are fabulous .one question
    Why haven’t you added jeera or cumin seeds and chose ajwain seeds instead ?
    And how do you chop everything so finely .do you use a special tool. If so please share the same as chopping is very time taking .thanks 🙂5 stars

    1. thanks. i added ajwain as it would give a good aroma to the curry. you can also add jeera instead of ajwain. i chop with a knife. i have been trained to chop finely with a knife. though i don’t chop that finely the way i used to do before.

  58. I will try your method to cook. And then only share my experience.

    Thank you.

  59. m sorry to post my comment after a long time..its been 7 to 8 times i cooked this recepie shared by you….its AWESOME…..lip smacking…..
    My 4 yr old fussy daughter relishes this recepi a lot…else she is very choosy wen it cums to eat food.i even add bolied peas to it…n its really tasty.thnx for sharing it.5 stars

    1. welcome sumitra. thanks for sharing your experience. glad to know that your daughter liked the recipe very much.

  60. such a yummy recipe. Simply love it and its so easy to follow all the steps.
    Thanks!4 stars

  61. loved this one. Ive made this n number of times and its so yummy ans simple to make.

  62. Hi Dassana,

    Followed your step by step guide and tried tawa paneer masala, it was so yumm!
    Everybody at home loved it!!!!

    Love your recipes…keep posting5 stars

  63. Your site is the best! Amazing food within minutes! i feel so lucky to find this site Dassana!!
    Thank you so much! Trust me i no more see recipes of Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor or Mrs Tarla Dalal! Keep posting new recipes.. Good Luck 🙂5 stars

    1. welcome sakshi. thanks for this sweet feedback. glad to know that you are liking the recipes. wishing you all the best in cooking.

  64. My feedback for this dish is long pending.. I should have done it earlier…
    This is one of the easiest paneer sabji ever! I have made this dish 5-6 times for rotis and its such a foolproof recipe. It doesn’t go wrong and tastes the same everytime… (usually that doesn’t happen with me for other dishes!) Especially when you are hard pressed for time.. this recipe takes just 30-40 mins in all! It goes so well with rotis and the flavour of pav bhaji masala is what makes this dish so good!4 stars

    1. thanks nivedita for sharing this positive feedback. i am sure it will inspire other readers to try this recipe. happy cooking.

  65. the best way you explain the best recepie site I can cook very easily with.understanding the benefit of each an every ingerdient

  66. This one was a winner too Dassana. I’m really amazed at the ease that you have explained it with and how even beginners can come up with the right taste to make it look it was made by a seasoned cook. Needless to say, brilliant work done by you as always. I think I spend most times running through your blog than anything else, I always thought I can never cook but now, I’m a believer. All thanks to you ! ! !5 stars

    1. welcome hemanth. i believe everyone can cook and its not a rocket science. what is needed is the patience to learn and passion to try new recipes. thanks for sharing your feedback always.

  67. Handy ingredients & easy recipe using panner. My son wished to take some panner item in his lunch box. Usually I prepare palak panner. Your tawa panner masala recipe was a welcome change. He loved it. Thnq Dassana5 stars

    1. welcome uma. glad to know this. thanks for sharing your positive feedback.

  68. Hi, just want to say your recipes are awesome! And so easy… These recipes have been a great help to me as I have recently started living on my own.

  69. Hi
    I keep on preparing variety of food for my family and dear ones and I love it.
    When I made this, the best part was not that every one at my home enjoyed it but that that surprisingly my mom has already asked me to cook this recipe twice after the first occasion.
    This I guess is a big complement.

    1. thats really a good complement. its always feels good when our mothers complement us. thanks for sharing your experience. good to know 🙂

  70. Hey you are doing a brilliant job.. keep it up.. Your recipes are so tasty and mouth watering..

  71. Your recipes are amazing, I was feeling that I am running out of recipes and hence sat whole afternoon surfing the net to find more recipes and your recipes especially the pics are awesome and a person would surely get tempted to try these. Thank you for posting these recipes.I am going to come back to your site almost everyday, till i exhaust the list. Keep the good work!!

    By the way I have created a website/Platform for all the food lovers, you can post your recipes on the same under your account and drive more and more traffic to your site.5 stars

    1. thanks kirti. i will check your site in my free time. however, i don’t have time to post the recipes or articles. but you have created a good platform. all the best.

  72. I tried this recipe for our Diwali get-together and it turned out great ! Thanks for sharing..

  73. Good recipe.We are going to make it today.I’m sure everyone would love it.4 stars

  74. Hello……i tried paneer tawa masala n everyone liked it………..thankyou………

  75. I have read the Paneer tawa and few interesting items of Panner served in the hotels.
    These receipes are so nicely described step by step to cook easily.Myself a well versed cook I like these veg items and I can easily make at home.
    with regards.

  76. I dont see a pin it button here – how to Pin ‘Tawa Paneer’ to Pinterest ?

    1. gita, hover the mouse over the photos (except the first photo) and you will see the pin it button at top left corner of the image. happy pinning.

  77. i just loved the demo they gave visuals always helps to remember thank u i loved i will try very soon . it was simple and quick receipe.

  78. Hello..i have tired your tawa paneer today itself..and my in laws nd husband liked it a lot..thanks a lot. Please keep sharing your awesome recipes. I am very thankful to u. I m belongs from marwari family can u please suggested some tradinational recipe for me..5 stars

    1. thanks a lot payel. there are many traditional recipes on the blog. you can use the google search button and type the name of the recipe. then hit enter and you will get the recipe if posted.

  79. Since the capsicum is added in between, what if it is overcooked because it is a very dominating one………..But i didn’t make a try yet…….1 star

    1. the capsicum can be half cooked or three fourth cooked. its the capsicum that bring in flavor in this dish. if you feel its too much, then you can add a small capsicum instead of a medium sized one.

  80. I Love your blog and follow it on regular basis. I have a quick question on your tawa paneer recipe. Instead of butter can I use oil. I am lactose intolerant, so can’t eat dairy products.5 stars

    1. thanks sonu for the positive feedback. butter gives a nice taste but you can also use oil instead of butter.

  81. Tawa paneer masala was fantastic. It is easy and explained very well. My children liked it very much. Yes I would like to try other receipes also.5 stars

    1. thanks swapna for the positive feedback on tawa paneer masala. yes do try some more recipes.

  82. Tawa paneer masala was fantastic. It is easy and explained very well. My children liked it very much. Yes I would like to try other receipes also.5 stars

  83. its really awesome………………….just i have cooked this.my hubby liked it.

  84. Thank you so much .. tried gobi masala and aloo mattar from your blog came out really well…. will surely try more recipes …. I have a query about this tawa paneer, we dont get fresh paneer here can i do it with frozen paneer … can you just explain it

    1. welcome alekha. keep the paneer in warm water till it soften or bring the paneer to room temperature and then you can use the paneer for this recipe.

  85. Hi Dassana,
    This is the 3rd recipe in a row I am trying from your website and trust me there is no other feeling like being appreciated for the food by the guests. This is an brilliant effort by you to share this information. Please do keep up the good work. 10 out of 10
    I assure you I will keep on leaving my feedback on whatever I try from this website.5 stars

    1. welcome ashish. glad to know that you are liking the recipes. we appreciate the readers feedback and always love to read them. do try more recipes and share your feedback. also feel free to ask any queries on recipes. happy cooking.

  86. WoW WoW WoW WoW!!! Simply amazing… today cooked it and turned out truly amazing…


    1. thanks for the feedback and also for uploading the image. looks yum. you can prepare in a non stick tawa too.

  87. dear,
    today i tried tawa paneer. it came very well and the taste is very nice. My daughters loved this recipe with roti.

    1. welcome gomathi. glad to know that you all liked the tawa paneer recipe.

  88. This was an amazing recipe – everyone at home loved it. I usually only use capsicum and paneer together in kadhai paneer so this was a welcome change using the same basic ingredients. Thank you!

    1. welcome saloni. glad to know that you tried something new and it came out well for you.

  89. I am a big fan of your cooking and often refer to your site for my cooking. Love the dishes and the great presentation.
    Please keep up the good work…all the best to you.

  90. Loved the dish. Thank you for the simple style of cooking & elaborate explanation.4 stars

  91. Hi Dassana,
    It was so much fun cooking on a tawa..my first time with this style of cooking..:-)Also the dish tasted very good…thank you:-)5 stars

    1. welcome ashwini. tawa cooking is a lot different than cooking in kadai or a pan.

  92. Cool recipe, I liked it becoz all the ingredients r readily available in the kitchen and the final dish is very yummy.Thanks

    1. I made this for dinner yesterday and since I am a vegan I used coconut oil instead of butter and firm organic tofu for paneer , it was delicious. my family raved about it.
      Thanks so much!5 stars

      1. welcome carmen and big thanks for sharing your feedback and variation. coconut oil or even any other oil can be used instead of butter. tofu is a nice vegan substitute for paneer.

  93. This looks great Dassana!! i am going to try this tomorrow as my cook will be on a leave…All your recipes are so good for health Dassana. You are doing a noble deed by teaching people to to cook healthy yet maintain the great taste 🙂 Restaurants make us sick and are heavy on pockets.

    1. welcome tanvi and big thanks for your kind words. i agree home cooked food is better than restaurants food. more healthy, hygienic and suit the pockets.

  94. hello friends..
    i have tried this receipe and it tastes yummm…
    just i have added tadka of kashmiri mirch for little bit spicy flavour to dish..rest 10/10 receipe.thank you

  95. Hi , Tried this for lunch today and it came out very tasty. The pav bhaji masala, amchur and kasuri methi gave a very nice flavour and taste to this dish. Had it with phulkas. Enjoyed it! Thanks a lot for the lovely recipe.

  96. Dear Dassana,

    I have been trying out the recipes listed on your website. Thanks to you, all my recipes have been delicious and have received many compliments for those. Today shall try this recipes of urs (tawa paneer masala). Loved the new look of ua website 😉 . Please keep posting such much mouth watering recipes 🙂 😀

    Lots of compliments n wishes,

    1. thanks tilika. happy cooking the tawa paneer masala and will be adding some nice recipes. in fact i have lots of them in drafts. just not getting time to update them.

  97. I’ve made made paneer in many ways but this was the best…thnx for the recipie

  98. With this recipe , I have literally fallen for u 🙂 … This site has become my fav now !! I can enjoy restaurant style dishes at home, thanks to u … 🙂

    I needed a small advice , how do i keep my rotis soft for a long time ?

    1. thanks smitha. knead the atta with hot water. this way the rotis become soft and even stay soft for a long period of time.

  99. Dassana, when I make tawa paneer, I just crumble the paneer before adding…..as this can be done quickly….and always my last resort for a quick curry…..next time I make, I will try with pav bhaji masala and cube the paneer as this looks more yum…yummy clicks as always!

    1. i don’t crumble the paneer, as it looks to me more like paneer bhurji 🙂 do try with the paneer cubes. pav bhaji masala gives a nice taste and flavor to the entire dish.

      1. I cubed the paneer and added this time and you are so right….they looked yummy!!

  100. Done let it me try this for today’s lunch 🙂 Thanks for sharing this quick recipe.

  101. this reminds me a lot of my hyd days. a restaurant there made a killer version of tawa paneer and i used to go there so often. hope you have been good 🙂

  102. loved the idea of making it on the tawa. being a paneer lover, i should try this soon . though i have tried some thing similar in the kadai ! loved the click .. so as recipe too