Paneer Masala – How to Make Restaurant Style Paneer

A great dish for anyone who have a busy lifestyle, you can cook it over the weekend, then refrigerate and consume within 2 days.
By Anamika Sharma

Masala Paneer Recipe

A quick  & easy Paneer recipe (Indian Cottage Cheese). Paneer is something that is used on a very regular basis in Indian homes in some form or the other, I love the way it blends with any other ingredient and makes the entire dish so rich. I generally make paneer burji at home, one – because it is too easy and quick to make and two – I can wrap it to the chapatis and give it to my kids without any fuss, it’s to handy to eat for them. I also make Paneer Butter Masala that is loved at home a lot.

Paneer Masala (Indian Cottage Cheese) - Punjabi Style Recipe

A great dish for anyone who have a busy lifestyle, you can cook it over the weekend, then refrigerate and consume within 2 days. It wont loose its texture and taste. Heat it in the microwave and wrap in ready-made chapatis or make a bread sandwich.

4.4 from 9 reviews
Paneer Masala – How to Make Restaurant Style Paneer (Punjabi Recipe)
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Quick & Easy Paneer Recipe
Recipe Type: Side Dish
  • - Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) – 250 grams
  • - Tomato’s (Chopped) – 2 medium size
  • - Onions (Chopped) – 1 large size
  • - Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 teaspoon
  • - Coriander (Finely Chopped) – 1 tablespoon
  • - Turmeric Powder - ¼ teaspoon
  • - Red Chilli Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • - Garam Masala – ¼ teaspoon
  • - Dry Coriander Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • - Salt to taste
  • - Oil – 1 tablespoon
  1. Take a kadai, heat oil and add ginger garlic paste and saute for few minutes.
  2. Then add in chopped onions, sauté for 3 – 4 minutes on medium to low flame till light brown.
  3. Add in chopped tomatoes and stir, let it cook for few minutes till tomatoes go soft.
  4. Add in turmeric powder and stir, now add other dry masalas to it.
  5. Now add in the paneer cubes and mix well, let it cook on low flame for few minutes.
  6. Top it with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame and cover the kadai with lid.
  7. Let the paneer rest in the masala for 5 minutes.
  8. Now serve this with hot chapatis or parathas.
Paneer Masala can be served with boiled rice, as a paneer wrap and even it can be sandwiched and grilled. If you want that extra redness in the recipe, you can use kashmiri mirch or else can add in ½ teaspoon of tomato ketchup.

Anamika Sharma

Anamika Sharma

Anamika Sharma is a passionate foodie, a food blogger with a background in aviation and telecom industry for good 15 years. Her mission is to spread the love for Indian cooking to all those who wrongly think it’s too difficult. She loves to cook for her family, specially her kids. Besides cooking she also enjoys photography and traveling. MAD – making a difference is a word she chose to describe her Indian cooking site. Cooking always meant to her to be maddening and now she is mad about cooking.

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Originally Published: September 14, 2012

39 Responses to Paneer Masala – How to Make Restaurant Style Paneer

  1. Nikki Vivian

    Nikki Vivian Reply

    September 17, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Love paneer! Great recipe

  2. Darshan Reply

    April 1, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Thanks for fast and easy paneer masala.
    I love cooking,

  3. deepti Reply

    April 8, 2013 at 3:48 am

    its really tasty i have tried it at home

  4. Anamika Sharma

    Anamika Sharma Reply

    April 15, 2013 at 3:15 am

    thank you all :)

  5. Manali Reply

    April 27, 2013 at 6:25 am

    Thanks for dis simple receipe.

    • Anamika Sharma

      Anamika Reply

      April 29, 2013 at 3:45 am

      you are welcome Manali, I am glad you liked it!

  6. mahejabin patel Reply

    May 14, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    very good and easy!

  7. binay kumar Reply

    May 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm

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  8. Urmila Reply

    May 16, 2013 at 7:00 am

    I tried this at home ! Great recipe and i am looking forward to check out and try cooking your other recipes too :)
    Cheers !

  9. Manali Reply

    May 18, 2013 at 2:55 am

    I made it…and t’was beyond awesome

  10. mounika Reply

    June 1, 2013 at 1:19 am

    Itzzz sooo…easy and too too good….

  11. Dipika sharma Reply

    June 1, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    thanks for support me for make this delicious food

  12. Harini Reddy Reply

    June 21, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Hi Anamika,

    I tried your recipe, Its simple and very tasty.

    Thanks a lot.

  13. anindita Reply

    July 12, 2013 at 3:57 am

    its a very simple bt delicious recipe.. very nice..

  14. Anonymous Reply

    July 15, 2013 at 4:40 am

    greta dish its really delicious

  15. Anamika Sharma

    Anamika Reply

    July 17, 2013 at 11:59 am

    thank you everyone who commented above, I am feeling great getting such a feedback :)! This keeps me going for sure. Happy Cooking!

  16. sharique ali Reply

    July 18, 2013 at 5:18 am

    really this dish is superb I love it …….
    and simply to making at home

  17. Nazrana Reply

    July 26, 2013 at 8:43 am

    Lovely receipe, I added some spinach and mushroom to the tomatoes

    • Anamika Sharma

      anamika sharma Reply

      July 31, 2013 at 7:28 am

      Thank you all, I am glad you liked it. Adding spinach and mushrooms to the tomatoes must have taken the dish to a different level, thanks for sharing it nazrana…I will try it soon too :)! Happy Cooking friends…

  18. Richard Reply

    August 2, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Hi, I bought a HUGE block of paneer today, sliced a little from it and was VERY disappointed.

    Yet somehow even in my utter ignorance I knew this was not something which I was to eat on a cracker…so after using my internet I find myself here.

    I’m going to try your recipe tomorrow which sounds delicious and right up my street. I’m English so naturally I love curry as much as anyone from the Asian sub-continent.

    I am now on a paneer mission to exhaustively experiment with it…

    I’ll get back to you…

    Thanks so much for the recipe/site.

  19. dr bhavana shree Reply

    August 16, 2013 at 1:25 am

    hi.. looks gr8 especially the versatality of the dish.. my daughter would love it..

  20. reshma Reply

    August 21, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Its really an awesome recepie i loved it thank u for the wonderfull &delicioud recipie

  21. sunitha murthy Reply

    September 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    super taste thank u for giving this easy recipe to us . us means poor in cooking they also become very good cooker

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  23. swetansha dhote Reply

    September 21, 2013 at 10:15 am

    its too tasty

  24. vinod kumar Reply

    October 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    this look’s so tasty:)

  25. vinod kumar Reply

    October 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    very testy

  26. abc Reply

    November 17, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Its soooooo gooooooooood

  27. Anamika Sharma

    Anamika Sharma Reply

    November 20, 2013 at 7:42 am

    Hi All,

    thank you so very much for liking this simple and easy dish. I am humbled by the comments. Happy Cooking :)!

  28. sharmilaelaya Reply

    December 11, 2013 at 11:38 am

    i am learning for the first time to cook ………….i made it with in 25 mints . i m very happy to learn cooking bcoz of U….

  29. snepink Reply

    December 30, 2013 at 12:24 am

    when i made this my dad congragulated me for the first time.

  30. Priyanka Reply

    January 3, 2014 at 4:40 am

    When iam cook my all family was very happy and my paneer was to good

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  32. Bruno Dsouza Reply

    March 16, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Tried your paneer masala.Very simple,easy, tasty and quick.Above all my wife (she is full term in her pregnancy) enjoyed it.She normally is not a big paneer fan but relished this recipe.

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    March 22, 2014 at 4:22 am

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  34. Nandini Reply

    July 9, 2014 at 12:49 am

    I will do it today so nice dish.

  35. Naveen Reply

    August 23, 2014 at 1:06 am

    Nice dish very easy to cook

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  37. Conway Reply

    November 21, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I just finished making this, and it’s gloooorious x

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