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Tomato Paneer

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Creamy Tomato Paneer Delight! A luscious blend of juicy tomatoes, tender paneer, and aromatic spices. Perfect for a comforting meal.
Tomato Paneer

Introducing Tomato Paneer, a culinary masterpiece that combines the velvety goodness of paneer with the zesty tang of tomatoes. This dish is a symphony of flavours and textures, where the softness of paneer cubes dances in harmony with the rich tomato-based gravy. As you take the first bite, the medley of spices – turmeric, red chilli, and coriander – caresses your palate, elevating the dish to a new level of indulgence.

The recipe begins with sautéing onions and tomatoes to create a fragrant base and later will be a smooth paste. As the mustard seeds crackle, green chillies release their heat, infusing the gravy with a delightful kick. The paneer takes centre stage, soaking up the luscious flavours as it simmers gently in the tomato-spiced goodness. A touch of cream crowns the creation, adding a velvety finish that’s nothing short of luxurious.

This Tomato Paneer is a versatile dish, equally at home with soft chapatis and a bowl of steaming plain rice. If you want to explore further, it pairs beautifully with “Jeera Rice” or “Garlic Naan,” enhancing your culinary journey with each bite.


Tomato Paneer

Tomato Paneer

Tomato Paneer
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Tomato Paneer Recipe

Creamy Tomato Paneer Delight! A luscious blend of juicy tomatoes, tender paneer, and aromatic spices. Perfect for a comforting meal.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian

Ingredients for Tomato Paneer

  • 1 pc Onion (chopped)
  • 4 pcs Roma/Bangalore Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 200 gms Paneer (cubed)
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt - as per taste
  • 2 pcs Green Chillies (slit)
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Curry Leaves (few)
  • Coriander Leaves (handful)
  • 2 tsp Oil
  • Cream (to garnish)

How to make Tomato Paneer

  • Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan over medium flame.
  • Sauté onions and tomatoes for a minute or two.
  • Remove, cool, and grind to a fine paste.
  • In the same pan, add the remaining oil.
  • Add mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves, and red chilli powder.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder; fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the ground paste and a little water.
  • Mix well, add paneer cubes.
  • Simmer until it thickens.
  • Add salt, and mix well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves, a dollop of cream.
  • Serve hot with chapati or plain rice.

Serving Size: 2-3 servings

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Can I use homemade paneer for this recipe? 

Absolutely! Using homemade paneer enhances the freshness and texture of the dish, making your Tomato Paneer even more delightful.

Q: What’s a good side dish to pair with Tomato Paneer? 

If you’re looking to complement the flavours, try serving it with fragrant “Jeera Rice” or “Garlic Naan” for a complete and satisfying meal.

Can I adjust the spice level to my preference? 

Of course! Feel free to adjust the red chilli powder and green chillies according to your taste. Make it as mild or fiery as you like!

Is this recipe suitable for vegetarians? 

Absolutely; Tomato Paneer is a vegetarian delight that’s rich in flavours and protein, making it an excellent choice for vegetarians.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time? 

While it’s best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare the gravy ahead and refrigerate it. Add the paneer cubes and simmer when you’re ready to serve for the freshest taste experience.

Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.

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