Tawa Paneer

I explained to you in my earlier post, this week, about how to make homemade paneer. If you have missed it you can always CLICK HERE and see. (It will only open in the next tab and it will not disturb you)

In the earlier post about how to make homemade paneer I was just telling about cutting the paneer into square pieces, is it not? There are some recipes which you can make out of the square solid paneer cubes and also there are some recipes which you can make out of the left out cutting waste. So you need not worry about the paneer which is not square, we will do something with that too.
Now coming to Tawa Paneer you take the nice square pieces only and you can make it just like that in a few minutes. It will serve as a wonderful side dish for Paratha, Naan, Chappathi or even Dosa, especially for the dinner. Now let us get started.
Tawa Paneer

Preparation time                          - 20 minutes
Cooking time                              - 20 minutes
Serves                                        - 4          

Tawa Paneer Ingredients:

Paneer                 - 200 grams
Onion                  -2
Tomato                -1
Capsicum             - 1
Green chilli         - 2
Ginger                - 1 inch
Coriander          - 1/4 cup
Cumin                - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala    - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder    - 1/2 tsp
Salt                    - to taste
Oil                      - as required

To Marinate:

Lime juice      - 2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt                 - to taste


Tawa Paneer Method:

Marinate the paneer with lemon juice, salt, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Toss lightly and keep aside for at least 30 minutes.
Tawa Paneer

Dice capsicum and tomato. Slit green chillies. Cut the ginger lengthwise. Slice onions thinly.
Tawa Paneer

 Heat oil in a tawa and add cumin. Then add green chillies, onion and capsicum one by one and saute. After a few minutes, add tomato and saute. Then add all powders and mix well and cover the tawa with a lid. After a few minutes open the lid
Tawa Paneer


 Add the marinated paneer  and stir gently.
Tawa Paneer

 Mix lightly and avoid breaking paneer into pieces. Close the tawa and cook for about 5 minutes so that the paneer absorbs the aroma of the masala. Garnish with coriander and serve with naan.

Tawa Paneer




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