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Tangy Tamatar Paneer Recipe

Tangy Tamatar Paneer is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Friday, 16 September, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stir Fry Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes

Tamatar paneer, as the name says, is a heavenly delight made from tomato and paneer. The vegetarian recipe has a tantalizing tangy taste and is popular among paneer lovers.

The paneer recipe has other major ingredients – tomato or tomato puree. All you need is these two ingredients along with some common spices and you can learn how to make it at home.

Spices like dry ginger powder, fennel seeds powder, cinnamon, cloves, chili powder impart unique flavor to this dish. It is best to cook this recipe in mustard oil as it will bring out the best flavors. Hot paranthas or rice are perfect accompaniments with this dish.


  • 500 gms - Paneer, cut into large rectangles
  • 1.25 cups - Tomato puree
  • Mustard oil for frying
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp - Chilli powder
  • 2 - Black Cardamoms
  • 4-6 - Cloves
  • 2 - Cinnamon sticks
  • 1/2 tsp - Dry Ginger powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Saunf (fennel seeds) powder
  • How to Make Tangy Tamatar Paneer:

    1. Heat oil in a frying pan/kadhai, fry paneer pieces until golden from all sides.
    2. Drain excess oil and keep aside.
    3. Reheat 2 tbsp. of oil in another pan over medium flame, add cloves, cinnamon and black cardamom. Once they begin to splutter, add chilli powder, dry ginger powder and saunf powder.
    4. Boil over medium flame until curry gets reduced and the paneer pieces become soft (about 10 minutes).
    5. Serve hot, with Paranthas / Zeera Pullao.


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