Paneer Tadka Masala

My love for paneer is incomparable! It’s versatile, healthy and you can experiment with it in different ways to get your protein fix. This recipe is a very easy vegetarian delicacy.


  • 500 gms Paneer
  • 2 Onions
  • Ghee (as required)
  • 1 Tsp Jeera
  • 1 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • Kitchen King Masala (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp Besan (gram flour) 
  • 2 Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • Curry Leaves
  • Salt to Taste


Prep: 10 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes

  1. Heat 2tbsp ghee, add 1 tsp jeera and onion paste to it. Sauté till the raw smell goes off.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry properly till cooked. Then add besan (gram flour), fry the gram flour till cooked.
  3. Now add all the dry masalas mentioned in the ingredients and season with salt as per taste.
  4. Add tomato puree, cook on a medium flame for 5-10 minutes, add 1 cup water (depending on the consistency of the gravy you like). Sprinkle some kasuri methi.
  5. In a separate pan, add ghee, chilli powder and turmeric powder and shallow fry the paneer. Once brown, add them to the gravy and grate some paneer (cottage cheese) on it.
  6. For the tempering, add ghee, 2-3 Kashmiri red chilli, jeera and curry leaves. Pour it over the gravy. Serve!