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
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.
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.
Paneer Masala – How to Make Restaurant Style Paneer (Punjabi Recipe)
Quick & Easy Paneer Recipe
- Author: Anamika Sharma
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 10 mins
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- – 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 – 1/4 teaspoon
- – Red Chilli Powder – ¼ teaspoon
- – Garam Masala – ¼ teaspoon
- – Dry Coriander Powder – ½ teaspoon
- – Salt to taste
- – Oil – 1 tablespoon
- Take a kadai, heat oil and add ginger garlic paste and saute for few minutes.
- Then add in chopped onions, sauté for 3 – 4 minutes on medium to low flame till light brown.
- Add in chopped tomatoes and stir, let it cook for few minutes till tomatoes go soft.
- Add in turmeric powder and stir, now add other dry masalas to it.
- Now add in the paneer cubes and mix well, let it cook on low flame for few minutes.
- Top it with chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame and cover the kadai with lid.
- Let the paneer rest in the masala for 5 minutes.
- 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 1/2 teaspoon of tomato ketchup.
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.
Love paneer! Great recipe
Thanks for fast and easy paneer masala.
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its really tasty i have tried it at home
thank you all :)
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you are welcome Manali, I am glad you liked it!
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I tried this at home ! Great recipe and i am looking forward to check out and try cooking your other recipes too :)
I made it…and t’was beyond awesome
Itzzz sooo…easy and too too good….
thanks for support me for make this delicious food
I tried your recipe, Its simple and very tasty.
Thanks a lot.
its a very simple bt delicious recipe.. very nice..
greta dish its really delicious
thank you everyone who commented above, I am feeling great getting such a feedback :)! This keeps me going for sure. Happy Cooking!
really this dish is superb I love it …….
and simply to making at home
Lovely receipe, I added some spinach and mushroom to the tomatoes
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…
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.
hi.. looks gr8 especially the versatality of the dish.. my daughter would love it..
Its really an awesome recepie i loved it thank u for the wonderfull &delicioud recipie
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its too tasty
this look’s so tasty:)
Its soooooo gooooooooood
thank you so very much for liking this simple and easy dish. I am humbled by the comments. Happy Cooking :)!
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….
when i made this my dad congragulated me for the first time.
When iam cook my all family was very happy and my paneer was to good
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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I will do it today so nice dish.
Nice dish very easy to cook
I just finished making this, and it’s gloooorious x
Hi. Tried this recipe today and I must say that initially I was not confident about the result seeing the recipe. But after reading that surely no disappointment I went ahead. It was yummy and we loved it totally. Thanks for such a tasty time saver recipe.
I made only shahi paneer but after seeing this paneer masala recipe, I have tried this recipe. this recipe is such an amazing recipe I will suggest everyone to try this.
Thanks a lot
My mom is coming from Goa tomorrow. I didn’t know what to do. I had some panner. When I came across your site wow the paneer masala receipe, firstly all ingredients all easily available secondly very easy to cook.
Thank you & a BIG thumps up to you
I love all the recipe that cook with the cheese and this paneer masala is one of my favorite. I cooked this yesterday and all my family members have enjoyed eating this.
Thank you so much for sharing!!
Paneer masala has been always my favorite or I must say I always like to try new cheese/paneer recipe all the time. I am glad i have reached out this recipe.
Thanks you for a delicious recipe. My family loved it. Will definitely make it again. It was very easy too. Great instructions.