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Paneer Masala Recipe

Here is a very easy paneer masala recipe for those sudden paneer cravings. It takes exactly 20 minutes from start to finish to prepare this easy paneer curry. Goes absolutely well with rice and flatbread. Here is how to make easy paneer masala at home!

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3
Calories: 312kcal
Author: Harini


  • 3 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic minced
  • 2 green chilies slit
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped baby corn optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper optional
  • 2 cups cubed paneer
  • 1/2 teaspoon kasuri methi


  • Place the cubed paneer in hot water, keep it closed till use.
  • Heat 3 teaspoons oil in a kadai. Temper with cumin seeds. Add minced ginger garlic and slit green chilies. Saute well for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add finely chopped onions and saute till the color changes slightly. Add chopped bell peppers if using. Mix and saute well.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, cut baby corns and mix well. Add salt, chili powder and garam masala powder.
  • Mix well and saute well till the tomatoes turn mushy and leave out oil for about 6-8 minutes.
  • Drain the cubed paneer from hot water and add to the cooked masala.
  • Mix well and toss well, simmer for 2 minutes. Add crushed kasuri methi, mix well and remove from flame. Serve paneer masala hot with roti/naan.


  • Paneer- In the absence of homemade paneer use good quality fresh ones from the stores. Do not deep freeze the paneer. Thaw the chilled paneer before adding to the curry for 15 minutes.
  • Vegetables- Vegetables like carrots are optional in this curry . if using chop the in uniform size for even cooking.
  • Scaling up- You can double or triple the recipe


Calories: 312kcal