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Paneer Masala


  1. Paneer 250 grams
  2. Water 2 cups
  3. Tomatoes 3
  4. Green cardamom powder 1/4 tsp.
  5. Cloves 8
  6. Black pepper powder 1 tsp.
  7. Vegetable oil 3 tbsp.
  8. Paste of ginger-garlic 
  9. & green chilli 1 tsp.
  10. 1 tsp.
  11. Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp.
  12. Red chilli powder 1 tsp.
  13. Cumin seeds 1 tsp.
  14. Coriander leaves for decoration
  15. Salt to taste



  1. Grate the paneer.
  2. Boil tomatoes and then peel off the skin. Mash them to make a pulpy sauce.
  3. Heat oil in a pan.
  4. Fry cloves, cumin seeds, ginger-garlic-green chilli paste.
  5. Add cardamom powder, black pepper powder, chilli powder, salt, turmeric. Stir well.
  6. Add pulpy tomato sauce. Fry for 4-5 minutes more.
  7. Add water and boil. Let it cook on medium heat till the gravy becomes thick.
  8. Finally add the grated paneer. Do not cook for more than a minute after putting paneer. Remove from heat.
Paneer masala is ready to be served. Decorate with chopped green coriander leaves.