Monday 31 August 2015

Dry Tawa Paneer (chinese style)

My weekends are either for cooking something special for the family or for the guest's visits. But I am ready with my rescue recipes always...haha!! And this recipes is one of those! Almost everybody loves Paneer (cottage cheese), so a recipe using paneer is always a no risk option. For this starter recipe I have used tawa (a flat pan) , so there is no need to preheat oven or start the BBQ or any grill. And the marinade also does not require any grinding or cutting. So this recipe is very easy and quick. So, if you have hungry people at home who want "something special today" or unexpected guests, you know what to cook.....:P! Try this recipe and cook the natural way!!! Hope you like it!!

You need
500g Paneer (See how to make homemade cottage cheese)
1 tablespoon oil

For marinade
1 tablespoon Dark soya sauce
2 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoon tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon dried basil (or dried oregano)
1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder (or more)
1 teaspoon dry mango (amchur)
3-4 garlic cloves (minced)
salt to taste

1. Cut paneer into desired shapes.

2. In a bowl, mix all the marinade ingredients.  Coat the paneer well and marinate for 2 hours.

3. Apply oil evenly on tawa (flat pan). Lightly fry paneer from all sides, turning every now and then. Cook till paneer turn light brown on the surface. Keep the remaining marinade as sauce.

4. Serve with the remaining marinade (cum sauce) and (or) chilli pickle.


Serves 6


  1. Indeed a saviour of a recipe. I love the added tanginess both from vinegar and amchoor. Adding honey gives it a different dimension. This is one yummy paneer dish. Very nice.

  2. love this recipe.. I m going to try the same with tofu..will keep u posted:)

    1. Hmmm tofu sounds great!
      looking forward to your post!!

  3. Love this recipe. Its yummy and tempting one!

  4. Tofu will be splendid for this style. Got a pack and gonna make. Loveable.

    1. Tofu will be a great switch!
      And don't forget to share it with me too :)

  5. What an AH-MAZING rescue plan, Puneet! I now know, what should I make when I have weekend guests! ;) Tawa paneer looks absolutely YUM! :)