Honey Toasted Paneer (Tofu) With Sesame Seeds

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
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 tsp or as needed
  • Spring onions – 2 stems
  • Cashews – 10 Soaked in warm milk for 10 mins
  • Honey – 1 Tbsp dissolved in warm water
  • Sesame seeds – 2 tsp Toasted
  • Corriander leaves Cilantro – 1 tbsp
  • Butter/Oil – about 3 tbsp divided
  • Salt – to taste


  1. 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.
  2. If needed, add a tsp 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.
  3. Now add the cut tomatoes, green chilies and ketchup and cook it on a medium flame until the tomatoes are soft (around 5 mins)
  4. 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.
  5. Add the fried paneer/tofu and mix well. If the gravy is too thick add little water and let it all come together.
  6. Once it starts boiling add the honey mixed in warm water.
  7. Toast the sesame seeds in a pan and add this to the gravy.

  8. Garnish with spring onions, coriander leaves and serve hot with Chapathis or paratha.