Paneer Tawa Masala ~ Gourmet Gravy - Side Dish for Naan / Roti

>>  Sunday, May 4, 2014

This is another version of similar paneer rich gravy to be served with naans. The paneer butter masala that gets serve has that thick gravy, that seems to have a nice gravy along with fine onion pieces. In all the gravies that I have been trying recently, I have been trying to replicate that at home.

Today's dish is made more rich and spicy by adding paneer that is fried with spices after marinating it with masala. 

Needless to say, it was so delicious and makes a great party dish.

Well I have loads to talk, yet hardly have energy write. My relatives are here and the house is bursting with people and noise and I am finding it hard to sneak and blog. So the posts are going to be very short!

It's Konda's birthday today and I am planning making a cake, and also have her friends coming in. So it's going to be quite hectic day.

Paneer Tawa Masala

Ingredients Needed

For the Paneer Marinade

Paneer - from 1 litre milk, cubed (can use about 500 gms)
Kasoori methi - 1 tbsp crushed
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chat masala - 1 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Butter - 1 tsp
Salt a pinch

Mix the paneer with the spices and rest it for 15 - 20 mins. Then toss it in butter in a non stick pan till golden and keep it aside.

For the Gravy

Oil - 2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp
Onion puree - 1 cup
Onion, finely chopped - 1 cup
Tomato puree - 1 cup
Garlic paste - 3 -4 cloves 
Green chilies - 2 -3 nos
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Punjabi Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Shah jeera - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Butter - 2 tsp
Fresh cream - 1 tbsp

How to make Paneer Tawa Masala

Heat a non stick pan, temper with cumin seeds and ajwain.

Once they crackle, add the onions and saute till light brown.

Add the onion puree, saute well, then add the green chilies, garlic paste. Once the onion puree turns colour, add the finely chopped onions. Saute well till it browns. 

At this stage add the caraway seeds, then add the tomato puree along with coriander powder, garam masala and saute for a minute.  When oil separates, add about 1/2 cup of water to this mixture and mix well. Bring to a boil. Cook till the masala is well cooked and becomes thick.

Add the fried paneer, then cream. Cook for 10 mins in simmer. Just before serving, add the butter and garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve with Naans

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Priya Suresh May 4, 2014 at 12:16 AM  

Definitely a gourmet gravy.. None can resist to this beautiful Paneer tawa masala.

ramya anand May 4, 2014 at 9:00 AM  

This is off topic...Please replace your nonstick pan,I think the nonstick coating has worn off...
Sorry for being nosy!
The curry looks suoer yumm..have to try this...

prachi agarwal May 4, 2014 at 9:36 AM  

looks delicious .............

Padmajha PJ May 4, 2014 at 10:38 AM  

B'day wishes and hugs to Konda:)
And this is such a super rich gravy. Am booking all the gourmet gravies to try :)

Varadas Kitchen May 5, 2014 at 6:02 AM  

Another great gravy. Marinating the paneer in masala is a great idea.

Birthday wishes for Konda.

Pavani N May 6, 2014 at 11:27 PM  

Birthday wishes to Konda. Paneer tawa masala looks so mouthwatering and tempting.

Harini-Jaya R May 10, 2014 at 9:02 PM  

Birthday wishes to Konda. The gravy looks very tempting.

Nisha Sundar May 14, 2014 at 4:25 AM  

belated wishes to your kid Valli. He sure would have enjoyed himself outright. :) :)

Suma Gandlur May 16, 2014 at 6:24 AM  

My belated b'day wishes to your daughter. Paneer tawa masala looks inviting.

Chef Mireille May 20, 2014 at 10:17 PM  

what a creamy rich gravy and belated happy birthday to Konda

veena krishnakumar May 22, 2014 at 8:59 AM  

It is quite sometime since i cooked this dish. Looks very rich!!

sushma May 28, 2014 at 4:42 AM  

Nice and rich gravy. Perfect for this theme

Sapana Behl May 29, 2014 at 12:09 AM  

So rich and delicious paneer curry...

jitesh lala July 7, 2014 at 12:44 PM  


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