Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala is a luscious paneer gravy dish. We prepare a delicious & spicy onion-tomato based gravy and add the cooked paneer tikka to it. It can relished with Paratha, Naan or Jeera Rice.


  1. Follow Paneer Tikka recipe and prepare it in advance
  2. You can strain the blended onion-tomato paste through a strainer to get a completely smooth gravy.

Also try: Achaari Paneer, Kadai Paneer, Palak Paneer or Paneer Butter Masala

Course: Main Course

Servings: 4

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 Mins, Cooking –  30 Mins, Total –  40 mins.


  1. Paneer Tikka – Follow this recipe
  2. Onion – 1 large (roughly chopped)
  3. Tomato – 4 medium-large (roughly chopped)
  4. Green Chili – 3-4 (roughly chopped)
  5. Garlic – 4 cloves (roughly chopped)
  6. Ginger – 1 inch (roughly chopped)
  7. Cashew – 5 
  8. Black Cardamom – 1
  9. Bay Leaf – 1
  10. Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Kashmiri Red Chili Powder – 1/2 tsp
  12. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  13. Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  14. Dried Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi) – 1 tsp
  15. Cream – 2 tbsp
  16. Oil – 3 tbsp
  17. Water – 1 cup
  18. Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves to garnish
  19. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML.

How to make Paneer Tikka Masala:

  1. Prepare Paneer Tikka in advance and keep aside
  2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai. Add onion, garlic and ginger. Saute until tender
  3. Add tomato, green chili and cashew. Saute until soft. Turn off the flame and let it cool down completely
  4. Now add it to a blending jar and blend it to make a smooth fine paste
  5. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai. Add black cardamom and bay leaf, saute until fragrant
  6. Add the paste, kashmiri red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt. Mix and cook covered on medium flame for 10 mins, stirring occasionally
  7. Add water and bring it to a boil. Add crushed kasuri methi and garam masala powder, mix and cook for 2-3 mins
  8. Add paneer tikka and cream. Mix and cook covered on medium flame for about 2 mins
  9. Your Paneer Tikka Masala is ready. Garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy with Phulkas, Parathas, Naan or Rice.


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