August 23, 2013

Paneer stir fry recipe - How to make paneer stir fry

Paneer stir fry in a serving bowl
Paneer stir fry recipe - Try this easy, quick and delicious protein packed paneer stir fry for rotis and chapatis. It can also be packed in the lunch box with your favorite Indian flat breads. Paneer is rich sources of proteins. Proteins help in muscle and tissue building. Most of the time I make paneer at home. The paneer prepared with  whole milk  is so soft and dish prepared  with it tastes great.

Paneer Stir Fry Recipe
prepared paneer stir fry
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 10 mins
Total time : 20 mins
Recipe type : Side Dish
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 2 cups paneer cubes
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2  tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • A generous pinch of kala masala / subzi masala
  • Fistful of chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste
For the tempering
  • 5-6 flakes garlic, peeled, crushed
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  1. Heat oil in a pan. Add crushed garlic and chopped chilies to it. Saute till the garlic and chilies become aromatic and light brown. Add the paneer cubes to it.  Saute for 2 minutes. 
  2. Add turmeric powder, chili powder and a generous pinch of kala masala or garam masala or any other sabzi masala.  Saute nicely for 10-12 seconds.
  3. Add chopped tomatoes and salt. Mix well. Cover with lid and cook it on a low flame till the tomatoes become very soft and mushy. 
  4. Stir in between. No need to add water. If it is too dry, sprinkle some water on it.
  5. When the sabzi is done, switch off the flame and add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  6. Serve the paneer stir fry as a side dish for  any main course dish.
prepared paneer stir fry


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