Feb 18, 2013

Paneer Masala

Paneer is a fresh cheese commonly used in South Asian cuisines. To prepare paneer, lemon juice or vinegar is added to boiling milk which separates milk solids (curd) from whey.
Below is a simple recipe of paneer. The steps to make paneer masala is quite simple and easy.


200gms Paneer, cut into cubes
2 Cloves
1 small stick of Cinnamon
½ tsp Ginger, chopped
2 cloves of Garlic, chopped
1 Onion, chopped
2 Green bell peppers, chopped
1 Tomato, chopped
1 cup of Tomato puree
½ tsp Red Chili Powder
½ tsp Coriander Powder
¼ tsp Turmeric
6 tsp Oil


  • In a skillet, heat 4 tsp of oil, add panner and sauté them until it turns to golden brown. Then transfer panner into a separate dish and set aside
  • In the same skillet, heat 2 tsp of oil, add cloves, cinnamon, ginger and garlic. Sauté for few seconds and then add onions. when onions turn transparent add tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes
  • Now add tomato puree, and dry ingredients- turmeric, red chili powder and coriander powder. Stir well  and cook for 4-6 minutes
  • Add green bell pepper and adjust salt to taste. Stir well and cook for a minute (don’t overcook bell pepper. It tastes better when they are crunchy)
  • Finally add paneer. Cover the skillet and cook for 2 minutes
  • Serve hot and garnish with onion rings and chopped cilantro

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