Tawa paneer masala


Today was a momentous day as I delivered my very first catering order. Cooking has always been a passion though I treated it like a hobby. The past six months, I have seen my learning graph rising and my interests in cooking developing multifold.


I did think that in the future, I would take a professional route from this hobby but didn’t realise that the day would come so soon. Cooking for 20 people, didn’t really faze me and was quite happy when each dish i prepared passed my family’s taste test. And they do have a discerning palate, esp. my daughter.


This paneer dish, is usually reserved for parties, no reason why, but its quite a crowd pleaser. The marination of the paneer adds to the flavour of the dish/



1/2 tsp jeera
1/2 tsp ajwain
1 large chopped onion
3 tsp garlic paste
3 chopped green chillies
2 tsp dhania powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 chopped tomatoes
1 chopped capsicum
1/4 tsp garam masala

Marinate for 5 mins
400 gm 1″ cube paneer
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp haldi
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp chaat masala


1) heat 2 tsp oil and shallow fry paneer. Keep aside
2) for the masala, heat 3 tsp oil in a kadhai. Add ajwain & jeera. Let it turn golden.
3) add chopped onion and sauté till pink, add garlic paste, green chillies, coriander powder, red chilli powder & salt. Fry on med heat.
4) add chopped tomatoes. Stir fry for 5-7 mins till the oil separates.
5) mix in the fried paneer, capsicum and garam masala. Mix and cook for 2 mins. Garnish with coriander