Paneer Masala Dhaba Style

Paneer Masala Dhaba Style

A Wonderful spice blend of traditional Indian Dhabas and Paneer.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian Cuisine.
Servings 4


  • 15-20 Cubes Paneer
  • 1 Medium Onion ,Chopped Finely
  • 1 Big Tomato,chopped finely
  • 1 Green Chilli slit length wise
  • 1 Tbsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Besan / Gram flour
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 Tbsp Kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1 Tbsp Curd /Yoghurt(beaten)
  • 1 Tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Desi Ghee(Optional)
  • 2 Tbsp Oil of your choice.
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro

Whole Spices

  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Green Cardamom


  • Soak Paneer Cubes in hot water mixed with Little turmeric and Salt .Keep it like this way for 20 minutes .
  • Take a pan .Add oil to it .Add all the whole spices when oil is hot.Let it crackle.
  • Add chopped onions to it .Saute it on medium /Low flame till it looks transparent.
  • Add ginger and garlic to it .Saute till raw smell is gone.
  • Cover it and cook for 2-3 minutes till they sweat out.
  • Add besan/gram flour and saute it till it looks roasted.
  • Add cumin,coriander powder,turmeric powder and Kashmiri red Chilli Powder to it .Saute it on low/medium flame .
  • Add chopped tomato to it .Cook it till the spice mix looks done done or starting to release oil.
  • Add dry Mango powder to it .Mix it nicely.Add salt to it .
  • Beat the yogurt nicely and mix with the spice mix.Add 3-4 tbsp of water to it .Add paneer after draining all the water .Mix Kasoori methi to it .
  • If you want to add desi ghee add now .Cover the Pan with a lid.Leave it for 2-3 minute.
  • Garnish with fresh Cilantro leaves .Serve it with any Indian bread or rice.
  • Enjoy.

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