paneer fry recipe
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Paneer Fry

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. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: main course, side dish
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 328kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 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


making paneer fry masala

  • Heat 2 tablespoon oil in a pan. Keep flame to medium-low and add thinly sliced onions.
  • Mix the onions with the oil and begin to sauté them.
  • Onions take a lot of time to sauté. So you can add a pinch of salt while cooking them.
  • Stirring often sauté onions till they start to become light golden. Do not brown the onions. 
  • Now add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste.
  • Sauté till the raw aroma of ginger-garlic goes away.
  • Then add 3 to 4 slit green chilies. Tip – use green chilies which are not very spicy or hot.
  • Mix well and sauté for a minute.
  • 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.
  • Sauté till the tomatoes soften.
  • 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.
  • Mix very well. If the mixture starts sticking to pan, sprinkle some water.

making paneer fry

  • Season with salt as required. Mix again.
  • Add 200 grams paneer, chopped in cubes.
  • Mix the paneer with the masala.
  • Switch off flame and add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves. mix again.
  • Serve paneer fry with chapatis, phulkas, parathas, naan or bread.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 227mg | Potassium: 156mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 15.5mg | Calcium: 335mg | Iron: 0.5mg