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Tawa Paneer
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Tawa Paneer

Tawa Paneer
PREP TIME: 15 mins
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250ml yoghurt

50g tomato puree

5g salt

5g chilli powder

60g Essential Cuisine South Indian Style Seasoning

1.2kg paneer, diced

150ml sunflower oil


150ml sunflower oil

9g cumin seeds

50g ginger, finely chopped

50g garlic, finely chopped

450g onion, peeled and finely chopped

50g green chilli, finely chopped

50g tomato puree

10g salt

12g chilli powder

12g ground coriander

12g garam masala

1litre water

50g kasuri methi

150ml double cream


  1. Combine all the marinade ingredients together, then add the paneer. Leave to marinate for 1 hour.

  2. Heat the oil in a large wide saucepan over a medium heat. Add the cumin seeds, cooking until they start to sizzle. Mix in the ginger and garlic, cook for 1 minute. Stir in the onion and chilli, cook for 10 minutes stirring occasionally until the onion is golden.

  3. Stir in the tomato puree, salt, chilli powder, ground coriander, garam masala and water. Cover the pan with a lid, reduce to a low heat and cook for 15 minutes until cooked through. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Remove the paneer from the marinade. Fry the cheese in batches for 2 minutes, turning to colour them evenly. As you take the cheese out, place in the sauce.

  5. Once all the paneer is cooked and added to the sauce, put the sauce back on the stove over a medium heat. Stir in the kasuri methi and double cream, cook for 5 minutes until the sauce starts to boil.

  6. Best served with rice or naan.

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