So excited to be sharing this Paneer Masala recipe with you today! This dish  packs in so much flavor without having to spend hours marinating it- or grilling it – and bonus points it doesn’t require a ton of ingredients ! I    love this recipe because its easy to whip up on a weeknight, its a lot lighter than a paneer tikka masala and overall just super delicious and satisfying. It’s also incredibly versatile- which means you don’t have to eat it the traditional way with roti/naan/ paratha- but instead enjoy it on a pizza, in a calzone, or just as part of a veggie bowl!

This would be delicious served along side my Tandoori Fried Rice and side of Dal Fry! I    used Sach Foods Paneer for this recipe and absolutely love how soft, creamy and delicious it is!

Hope you enjoy this recipe and if you try it, be sure to tag me on @thechutenylife !

Paneer Masala

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 4 people


For the Paneer:

  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1.5 cups finely diced onions (1 large red onion)
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tbsp Kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1 cup diced red bell pepper (cut into large squares)
  • 1 cup diced green bell pepper (cut into large squares)
  • 12 oz paneer cubed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup corn


  • In a large pot over medium high heat add the oil. Once the oil is hot add the cumin seeds and let them splutter for a few seconds.
  • Add the diced onions and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes until the onions are golden. I like to add a pinch of salt to the onions to help them cook faster.
  • Now add the garlic, ginger, and all the spices except for Kasuri methi, red bell peppers, green bell peppers and mix well. Stir this for about 2 minutes so everything has a chance to mix well and then add 1/2 cup of water , mix well and place a lid on the pot. Reduce heat to low and let this cook covered for about 10 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and give everything a good mix and now add the cubed paneer, corn, cilantro, kasuri methi and salt. Stir and taste for salt- adjust as needed. Place a lid on the pot and let it cook for an additional 5 minutes!
  • Serve hot with paratha and or rice!