Easy, simple and quick paneer recipe which is flavorful cause of the pav bhaji masala; capsicum adding the required sharpness, making up for a perfect side dish for a veggie meal! Tawa paneer masala is different from other paneer recipes such as paneer butter masala or shahi paneer. These paneer recipes have little sweetness. Also, tawa paneer, as the name suggests is prepared on a tawa/skillet. It can be served with tawa chapati or simple parathas.
Tawa paneer, unlike the other paneer recipes, is a quick dinner recipe. What is interesting about the recipe is that it is prepared on a skillet instead of a pan, just like tawa pulao recipe. This fastens the process of cooking. It calls for
Paneer: A paneer recipe is as good as the paneer. If your paneer is chewy or hard, even the best of recipes can’t give you good results. I like to use homemade paneer for all my paneer recipes.
Capsicum: This is not another vegetable that is used in this paneer recipe. It is crucial for this paneer sabji. It enhances its flavors and gives an awesome kick to the dish. Do not skip it.
Tomato puree: I always have silky and gorgeous red homemade tomato puree in my freezer. Tomato puree gives the recipes much better texture than the tomatoes pureed in the grinder.
Pav bhaji masala: The recipes prepared on tawa have some connection with the pav bhaji masala. Be it the pav bhaji, tawa pulao; recipes which are prepared on the tawa use pav bhaji masala and so does this paneer recipe. I have used the homemade pav bhaji masala because homemade is better.
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Serve tawa paneer with plain paratha for a weekday lunch.
1.This recipe serves 3-4 persons.
2.Heat 1 tbsp oil followed by 1 tbsp butter.
3.Once the butter starts to melt add ¾ cup tomato puree. Cook till the oil oozes.
4.Add in 1 small chopped capsicum and a handful of chopped coriander leaves.
5.Cook for a couple of minutes.
6.Spice it up with 2 tsp pav bhaji masala, ¼ tsp turmeric powder and salt to taste. Cook for a minute.
7.Add in little water to avoid the burning of spices.
8.Next goes in 200 g paneer cubes.
9.Mix well so that the masala gets coated on the paneer.
10.Add 1-2 tbsp tomato ketchup. Mix. Check and adjust the seasoning and consistency.
11.Serve hot. Bon appétit!
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME 20 minutes
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