Paneer Masala (Cottage cheese in tomato gravy with peas and capsicum)

Hi Everyone ! Today’s dish is ‘Paneer Masala’. Enjoy this as main course for your lunch or dinner. Let’s get started with the recipe…

Paneer Masala
Paneer Masala

Serves: 4

Duration: 45 minutes

Ingredients for Paneer Masala

Paneer 300gms (cut into 1″ cubes)

Tomatoes 5 large size

Peas 1 cup

Capsicum (chopped) 1 no.

Oil 3 tbsp

Garlic (crushed) 2 tsp

Tomato ketchup 1 tsp

Jeera/cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Dhania powder 2 tsp

Garam masala  1/2 tsp

Salt 1 tsp or as per taste

Red chili powder 1 tsp

Milk 1 cup

Cream 2 tbsp

Water 1/2 cup

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method for Paneer Masala

  • Grind the tomatoes to a smooth puree. Keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Reduce heat.
  • Add jeera. When it turns golden, add garlic paste. When paste starts changing its color, add capsicum and peas. Cook till vegetables softens.


fry veggies

  • Add tomato puree and cook till dry. Add tomato ketchup.


  • Now add all the masalas. Mix well for a few seconds. Cook till oil separates.


  • Add the paneer pieces. Remove from fire. Keep aside and let the masala cool completely.


  • Add milk to the paneer masala, remember to add milk only after the masala cool down completely, to prevent curdling of milk.


  • Now again put it on low flame and cook till it just starts boiling.
  • Add cream and cook for few minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot with lachcha paratha / chapati.



“Calories don’t count on weekends.” 😀

4 thoughts on “Paneer Masala (Cottage cheese in tomato gravy with peas and capsicum)

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