Paneer Fry

Paneer Fry is an easy recipe for even the most novice cook. The base of the recipe is just the onion and tomato, which are very finely chopped and for that extra zing, green chilies are slit into half and added though chilly powder is added for that taste and texture. A hint of garam masala is added along with other spices for the dish to be pepped up. 

Full of spice, flavor and texture, the Paneer Fry is a healthy recipe works best for a wrap, a roll or even can be made sandwiches, provided, the paneer is chopped finely. The dish can be adapted to quick lunch box too accompanied with chapatis or parathas, which makes a satisfying healthy meal. This versatile Paneer Fry can be taken as a starter too or a side dish in main course.


1. Paneer cubes - 1 cup
2. Onion - 2 no.
3. Tomatoes - 2 no.
4. Green Chilies - 2 no.
5. Turmeric - 1/4 tsp.
6. Chilly powder - 1 tsp.
7. Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp.
8. Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
9. Coriander leaves - handful
10. Salt to taste
11. Oil - 1 tbsp.

Cooking Method:

1. Chop onions and tomatoes very finely. Slit the green chilies into half and keep this aside.

2. Chop the paneer (if it is a block) into small cubes and put it in a salted warm water.

3. Heat oil in a pan, adding onions and green chilies and cook them in low to medium flame for 2 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes too and cook this until oil leaves to the sides. 

4. Once the tomatoes and onions are well combined, add salt, and all the spices like turmeric, chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and give it a stir keeping the flame low.

5. Finally add the paneer cubes (discarding the salted water) and chopped coriander leaves and keep it covered for around 2 minutes. Now serve the Paneer Fry with chapatis, pooris, rotis, or it goes well also as side dish to the main course.


1. The same recipe can be followed to boiled eggs too. The boiled egg can be added as a whole or cut into halves to prepare the delicious Egg Masala.

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