Paneer Masala Stir Fry

Paneer Masala Stir Fry

Paneer masala is an Indian dish of marinated paneer cheese served in a spiced gravy. This is a vegetarian dish with cubed paneer, onions and bell peppers in a curry that is stir fryed on the stove top. This is a quick and easy paneer masala stir fry recipe that can be served with keto garlic naan or keto poori.

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Paneer is a cream colored unsalted cheese. It is made by curdling hot milk with lemon or lime juice, vinegar, yogurt or citric acid. Paneer is firm so it does not crumble easily. It is common to find paneer in any Indian grocery store. Paneer is sometimes found in Costco and other grocery stores in the cheese section.

This is a quick and easy recipe and the outcome was amazing.

Paneer Masala Stir Fry
Step-by-Step Instructions

Paneer Masala Stir Fry Instructions

First, cut 6 oz of paneer, 1/4 of an onion, 1/4 of a green bell pepper and 1/4 of a red bell peppers cubed. Then put stove on medium heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Then fry the 6 oz of cubed paneer for 2 minutes, remove paneer from pan and set aside. Add 1 tbsp oil to the pan. Then add 1/2 tsp cumin and cubed onions and saute for a minute. Next add cubed green and red bell peppers and saute for 2 minutes Next, add 1 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp monk fruit sweetener and mix well. Then add the paneer back again and mix well. Then add 1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves, 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream and mix well. Finally, add 2 tbsp coriander leaves to garnish and mix in masala.

Notes

Divide 2 tbsp olive oil into 2 x 1 tbsp.  First tbsp used to fry paneer and second tbsp to saute vegetables.

Keto Paneer Stir Fry Close up
Keto Paneer Stir Fry Close up

Paneer Masala Stir Fry

A quick and easy paneer recipe made with onions and bell peppers. Delicious keto friendly dish that is ready in 30 minutes.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: keto, paneer
Servings: 4
Calories: 227.8kcal
Net Carbs: 3.4g

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut paneer, onions and green and red bell peppers cubed.
    paneer and veg cubed
  • Put stove on medium heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Fry paneer for 2 minutes, remove out of pan and set aside.
    Paneer fried
  • Add 1 tbsp oil to the pan
  • Add cumin and onions and saute for a minute
    onions and cumin
  • Add green and red bell peppers and saute for 2 minutes
    Bell peppers
  • Add garam masala, coriander powder, chili powder, turmeric and monk fruit sweetener. Mix well.
    Paneer masala stir fry spices
  • Add paneer that was set aside and mix well
    paneer masala stir fry add paneer
  • Add dried fenugreek leaves and heavy whipping cream. Mix Well.
    cream
  • Add 2 tbsp coriander leaves to garnish and mix in masala.
    paneer masala stir fry garnished

Notes

  • Divide 2 tbsp olive oil into 2 x 1 tbsp.  First tbsp used to fry paneer and second tbsp to saute vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 227.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 20.7g | Saturated Fat: 11.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 55.3mg | Sodium: 32.1mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 0.9g | Vitamin A: 765.6IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 220.2mg | Iron: 0.4mg | Net Carbs: 3.4g
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