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Easy Paneer Masala

Comments : 2 Posted in : main course, paneer recipes, Veg Gravy on by : nrdubey Tags: , , , ,


Date – 15.6.2016


Preparation Time – 10 mins

Cooking time – 15 mins

Recipe Type –  Main

How many – 3-4





Measurement cup used 1 cup = 220 ml


 Paneer –  200 – 250 g (cut into cubes)

Onion (medium) – 1 (cut into thick slices)

Ripe red tomato (medium) – 4 -5 (cup into thick slices)

Garlic clove – 4-5

Ginger – 1 inch (chopped)

Green chili – 1-2

Kashmiri red chili powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Coriander powder – 1- 1 ½ tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds/jeera – ¼ tsp

Cinnamon stick – ¼ inch

Green cardamom – 1-2

Cashew nuts – 6-7

Kasuri methi /dry fenugreek leaves – 1 tsp

Fresh cream or malai – 1 tbsp (if you do not have any of them add 1 tbsp of milk)

Water – ¼ cup

Salt – as per taste

Oil – 2 tbsp


Method ;


Heat oil in a thick bottom pan or kadai.

Place onion and saute it over low – medium flame for a minute or till it gets translucent. Be careful onion should not change its color.

Add ginger, garlic and green chili, fry for a minute over medium flame.

Add sliced tomato, cumin, cinnamon stick, green cardamom, Kashmiri red chili powder, turmeric, coriander powder, garam masala and salt. Stir very well.

Cover this masala with the lid and cook for 1-2 minute over low flame till tomato gets mushy.

Now open the lid and turn off the flame. Wait for some time and let it cool down.

Transfer this masala to the blender and add cashew nuts. Blend this mixture to the very fine and smooth paste without water.

Transfer this paste to the kadai and turn on the flame, add water.

Add kasuri methi and cream or malai or milk to the gravy, stir.

Let gravy cook for 2 minutes over low flame.

Finally add paneer cubes then turn off the flame.

Now paneer masala is ready to serve. Eat it with any indian bread.



In Short ;


 Prepare all the ingredients for making paneer masala


Heat oil in a kadai or pan


Place sliced onion, saute till translucent


Add ginger, garlic and green chili, saute for some time


Add sliced tomato


Add red chili, turmeric, coriander, garam masala, cumin, cinnamon stick,  green cardamom and salt


Cover with the lid and cook for some time till tomato gets mushy , then turn off the flame


Transfer this masala the blender and add cashew nuts


Blend till smooth without adding water


Transfer this paste to the kadai and turn on the flame then add water


Add kasuri methi, stir well and cook for 2 minute over low flame


Add fresh cream or malai, stir


Finally add paneer and stir then turn off the flame


Easy paneer masala is ready









2 thoughts on : Easy Paneer Masala

  • Dhiren Chouhan
    June 30, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Very good..i will try it. Though we make it at home.. but the consistency of gravy was missing.. i think the reason is we do not blend it.

    • nrdubey
      June 30, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      Thank you Dhiren, please try this recipe and share your feed back

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