Paneer Tikka Masala

Another recipe of Paneer on my blog. There is so much you can do with paneer. The taste of paneer tikka in the gravy makes it unbeatable. I think I got my favorite paneer dish after preparing it. Simply loved it. I request you to definitely give it a try.

Course: Main Course

Servings: 3-4

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 15 Mins, Marination – 2 hours, Cooking –  45 Mins, Total – 3 hours

Ingredients:

  1. For Paneer Tikka:
    • Paneer – 300 grams (cut in cubes)
    • Hung Curd – 1 cup
    • Onion – 1 small (cut in cubes)
    • Tomato – 1 medium (seeded and cut in cubes)
    • Capsicum – 1/2 cup (cut in cubes)
    • Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp
    • Lemon Juice – 1 tbsp
    • Kasuri Methi – 1 tbsp
    • Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
    • Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
    • Chaat Masala Powder – 1 tsp
    • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
    • Oil – for shallow frying the paneer tikka
    • Salt to taste
  2. For Gravy:
    • Onion – 1 big (cut in cubes)
    • Tomato – 3 medium (cut in cubes)
    • Green Chilli – 1 (chopped)
    • Cashew – 6
    • Black Cardamom – 1
    • Bay Leaf – 1
    • Cloves – 3
    • Garlic – 3 cloves
    • Ginger – 1 inch
    • Red Chilli Powder – 1/2 tsp
    • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
    • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
    • Kasuri Methi – 1 tbsp
    • Full Cream – 3 tbsp
    • Oil – 1 tbsp
    • Water – 1/2 cup
    • Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Paneer Tikka Masala:

  1. Paneer Tikka Marination-
    • Take a bowl. Add hung curd, lemon juice, kasuri methi, chaat masala, kashmiri red chilli powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, ginger garlic paste and salt to taste. Mix well to make a paste
    • Add paneer, onion, tomato and capsicum cubes
    • Mix well with help of a spoon or your hand. All the ingredients should be covered in the marinade
    • Cover and keep aside for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator (you can even keep it more, I kept it overnight)
  2. Paneer Tikka-
    • Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the marinated paneer and veggies
    • Shallow fry on a medium flame. Keep flipping in between
    • Cook till paneer becomes crispy and brown
    • Keep aside the tikka
  3. Paneer Tikka Masala-
    • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan or a kadai
    • Add black cardamom, cloves and bay leaf. Saute for a few seconds
    • Add onions, cashew, garlic, ginger and green chilli. Saute till onions are translucent
    • Add tomatoes. Cook till tomatoes are soft
    • Turn off the flame and let it cool down completely
    • Grind it to make a fine puree
    • Add puree to the same pan
    • Add water and spices – red chilli powder, garam masala powder and coriander powder. Cover and cook for 5 mins on medium-high flame
    • Add crushed kasuri methi, cream and salt. Cook for another minute
    • Add cooked paneer tikka. Mix well
    • Cover and cook for 2 mins on medium flame
    • Your Paneer Tikka Masala is ready. Enjoy it with Phulkas.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Wow! Yummy!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!! I simply love it 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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