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Honey Toasted Paneer (Tofu) With Sesame Seeds
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Honey Toasted Paneer (Tofu) With Sesame Seeds

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6 people


  • Paneer or tofu – 200 gms
  • Onions cut into 1 inch cubes – 1 large
  • Tomatoes cut into 1 inch pieces – 2 large
  • Bell Pepper – 2 cut into 1 inch pieces
  • Green chilies cut – 3
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup – 1 Tbsp
  • Soy sauce – 2 tbsp
  • Chili powder – ½ teaspoon or as needed
  • Spring onions – 2 stems
  • Cashews – 10 Soaked in warm milk for 10 mins
  • Honey – 1 tablespoon dissolved in warm water
  • Sesame seeds – 2 tsp Toasted
  • Corriander leaves Cilantro – 1 tbsp
  • Butter/Oil – about 3 tbsp divided
  • Salt – to taste


  • Cut Paneer/Tofu into 1 inch cubes and shallow fry them in butter/oil. I never deep fry the paneer or tofu. Shallow frying them in couple of tablespoons of oil works equally well. Drain the pieces on a paper towel and use the rest of the oil/butter in the pan to make the gravy.
  • If needed, add a teaspoon more of oil in the pan and fry the cut onion, bell pepper. Once they are lightly cooked, add the ginger garlic paste and fry it for a minute more.
  • Now add the cut tomatoes, green chilies and ketchup and cook it on a medium flame until the tomatoes are soft (around 5 mins)
  • Grind the soaked cashews into smooth paste and pour it in the pan. Next add the soy sauce, chili powder and salt and cook it for few minutes.
  • Add the fried paneer/tofu and mix well. If the gravy is too thick add little water and let it all come together.
  • Once it starts boiling add the honey mixed in warm water.
  • Toast the sesame seeds in a pan and add this to the gravy.
  • Garnish with spring onions, coriander leaves and serve hot with Chapathis or paratha.