Paneer Egg Masala Recipe

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Do you ever get tired of the same old protein routine? Chicken, fish, tofu – it’s all delicious, but sometimes you crave something…different. Something that explodes with flavour and keeps you coming back for more. Enter paneer egg masala: a symphony of Indian spices, melt-in-your-mouth paneer, and fluffy eggs that will rock your taste buds like never before!

Imagine the luxurious richness of paneer (Indian cottage cheese) dancing with perfectly cooked eggs, all enveloped in a vibrant tapestry of aromatic spices. This, my friends, is the magic of paneer egg masala. Forget your average scrambled eggs – this Indian dish is a flavor explosion waiting to happen, packed with protein and ready to steal your heart (and fill your belly)!

But fear not, culinary adventurers! This recipe is surprisingly simple, requiring just 30 minutes and everyday ingredients to transform your kitchen into a symphony of aromas. So, dust off your apron, gather your troops (or just yourself, no judgment!), and let’s embark on this delicious journey together!

Ingredients for Paneer Egg Masala:

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 inch ginger, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 green chilies, slit (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 green cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 (14oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water (adjust for desired consistency)
  • 1/2 cup cubed paneer
  • 2 eggs, boiled and peeled
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, chopped (for garnish)

This recipe yields 2-3 servings and takes about 30 minutes to prepare and cook.

Instructions to make paneer egg masala:

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  • Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add finely chopped onions and sauté until golden brown, approximately 5-7 minutes.
  • Add grated ginger and minced garlic, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Pour in the pureed tomatoes and cook until the oil separates from the masala, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon of red chili powder, 1 teaspoon of coriander powder, and salt to taste. Mix well and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the cubed paneer and slit green chilies to the masala. Gently toss to coat the paneer evenly with the spices.
  • Carefully place the halved boiled eggs into the masala, yolk side up. Spoon some masala over the eggs.
  • Cover the pan and let the paneer egg masala simmer on low heat for 5-7 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  • Once done, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of garam masala and fresh coriander leaves over the dish for added flavor and aroma.
  • Serve hot with roti, naan, or rice. Enjoy the delicious blend of paneer, eggs, and spices in every bite!

Tips for Perfect Texture:

  • For a smoother sauce, blend a portion of the cooked tomatoes before adding them back to the pan.
  • Use medium-heat throughout to prevent burning the spices.
  • Don’t overcook the eggs – they should be slightly runny for best results.
  • If you prefer a softer paneer, add it a few minutes earlier and simmer for longer.
  • Adjust the amount of water depending on your desired sauce consistency.
Cooking Tips:

Be careful not to overcook the paneer as it can become tough. Add it to the masala towards the end of cooking to maintain its soft texture.

To enhance the flavor, you can add a pinch of kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) along with the garam masala.

Adjust the spice levels according to your preference by increasing or decreasing the amount of red chili powder and green chilies.

For a creamier texture, you can add a splash of fresh cream or yogurt to the masala before serving.


With its perfect combination of creamy paneer, protein-rich eggs, and aromatic spices, our Paneer Egg Masala recipe is a true culinary delight. Whether served as a main course for lunch or dinner, this dish is sure to impress your family and friends with its irresistible flavor and appeal. So, what are you waiting for? Go whip up this amazing paneer egg masala and let your taste buds dance! Don’t forget to follow our blog for more delicious recipes and culinary inspiration. Happy cooking!

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