Paneer Masala

This simple Paneer dish is easy to whip up, and is also super yummy! I made it as a substitute to the usual Potato Masala with Dosa. But we also eat it with Roti, in Sandwiches, etc.

What you’ll need:

  • Red Onion, finely chopped – 1 medium
  • Paneer, grated (or pulse in food processor) – 1 block
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chili Powder – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pav Bhaji Masala – 1 tbsp or to taste
  • Tomato – 1 large
  • Cilantro (or optionally Basil), a small bunch finely chopped


  1. In a wide pan, Saute the Onion in some Oil until it starts to caramelize.
  2. Add the grated Paneer and continue to cook on low to medium heat.
  3. Add the spices – Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, Turmeric Powder, Chili Powder, Pav Bhaji Masala and Salt. Mix well and cook for another 5 mins.
  4. Dice the Tomatoes and add. Mix and cook another 5 mins.
  5. Top off with Cilantro (I didnt have cilantro on hand, but had some basil growing in the garden so used it). Turn off heat. Enjoy!!