dry paneer recipe in oven

Dry Paneer Recipe In Oven - Dry Paneer Masala Recipe

This dry paneer masala recipe makes an easy, yummy side dish with rice for lunch or dinner, or you can enjoy it as a snack. If you want to add any other spices, instead of the ones I tried, feel free to try it so you can enjoy new flavors.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 360kcal
Author Recipe Garden


  • 400 grams paneer sliced into medium even sized cubes
  • salt as needed
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

Spice Powders

  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder


  • Transfer the sliced paneer into a large bowl.
  • Add the salt and spices, mix everything gently to coat with the paneer cubes.
  • Add the lime juice and oil, gently mix with the paneer cubes to coat all the paneer without crumbling them.
  • Let it sit and marinate for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit.
  • Line a baking sheet (like a large cookie sheet) with aluminium foil or silicon mat and layer the paneer cubes in a single layer (discard any oil or water residue from the bowl, just use the marinated paneer cubes).
  • Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until the paneer cubes are nicely roasted in the masala & other spices. Serve as a dry paneer side dish with rice for lunch or dinner or enjoy it as a snack!


You can add your own favorite spices and experiment with flavors as you like. You can also sprinkle the roasted masala paneer with dry oregano powder or black pepper powder for extra flavor, just before serving.