Paneer Tava Masala

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Feb. 23, 2015

Like tandoor-cooked stuff, tava-cooked foods also have a unique flavour and consistency. This realization will come alive when you try this fabulous Paneer Tava Masala. A semi-dry preparation of marinated paneer with common spices and spice powders, tomato pulp, fresh cream, and all the works, the Paneer Tava Masala features a mind-boggling array of flavours, thanks to the addition of roasted caraway seeds, kasuri methi and chaat masala too. The aroma and flavour are undoubtedly enhanced by cooking it on the tava try it to believe us!


Dried fenugreek leaves 2 Tablespoon
Paneer cubes 3 Cup (48 tbs) (cottage cheese)
Chilli powder 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon (haldi)
Chaat masala 1 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Oil 4 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 Teaspoon (jeera)
Carom seeds 1/2 Teaspoon (ajwain)
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Garlic paste 2 Teaspoon (lehsun)
Finely chopped green chillies 1 Teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon (dhania)
Fresh tomato pulp 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Caraway seeds 1/2 Teaspoon , roast (shahjeera)
Fresh cream 2 Tablespoon
Garam masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Finely chopped coriander 2 Tablespoon (To garnish)



Combine the paneer, dried fenugreek leaves, chilli powder, turmeric powder, chaat masala and salt in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a non-stick tava (griddle), add the marinated paneer on a medium flame for 3 minutes while stirring occasionally. Remove and keep aside.

Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil in a non-stick tava (griddle), add the cumin seeds and carom seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.

Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame or 1 to 2 minutes.

Add the garlic paste, green chillies, coriander powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute.

Add the tomato pulp and caraway seeds, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

Add the cooked paneer, fresh cream, garam masala, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. 


Serve hot garnished with coriander.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 350Calories from Fat 181

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 20 g30.8%

Saturated Fat 4 g20%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 961 mg40.04%

Total Carbohydrates 20 g6.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 11 g

Protein 22 g44%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet