Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala is a North Indian curry made with marinated smoky paneer, grilled to perfection and simmered into a delicious onion tomato gravy.

For the last two days, I have been posting Protein Rich Recipes with Paneer as the main ingredient. I have yet another recipe with paneer for today. Paneer Tikka is a tandoori dish made with marinated paneer cubes along with onions and capsicums. It is then grilled in a tandoor, the same paneer can also be served dunked into a gravy. Today’s dish is about Tandoori chunks of paneer simmered in a delicious creamy sauce.

Paneer Tikka Masala has two major steps. One, we marinate and grill the paneer. Two, where we cook a creamy gravy.

For Paneer Tikka Masala, good marination is very important. Make sure you use hung curd, I have used curd too, but that oozes out water, so it is always recommended to go with hung curd. Once the paneer and veggies have marinated we can grill them in an oven, roast them over charcoal or even use an air fryer. The choice is yours.

Coming to the gravy of Paneer Tikka Masala, make sure you use finely chopped onions and they are a nice golden. Add spices and roast them on slow flame just till they are well mixed. Time to add the tomato purée and cashew paste, which make the gravy creamy and delicious. The leftover marinade is added which enhances the flavour of the gravy as it has yoghurt, ginger garlic and spices. Once everything comes together one can add the grilled paneer, capsicum and onions. Finish the dish with toasted kasuri methi.

The dish can be served with kulchas, parathas or even roti. The taste of the Paneer Tikka Masala is really good, as though you have got the dish from a restaurant. Give it try and you will agree.

Paneer Tikka Masala

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Paneer Tikka Masala

Ingredients

Paneer Tikka

1/2 cup hung curd
1 tsp chickpea flour
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
¼ tsp turmeric
¼ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp garam masala
1 tsp Kasuri methi
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp oil
½ tsp salt
½ capsicum, cubes
1 onion, petals
250 gms cottage cheese, cut into rectangles

Curry

2 tsp butter
1 bay leaf
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
¼ tsp turmeric
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
½ tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp garam masala
½ tsp salt
1 cup tomato puree
½ cup cashew paste
1 tsp kasoori methi, roasted and crushed

Method

Paneer Tikka

Take a mixing bowl and add hung curd.
Using a whisk mix it well to make it a smooth paste.
Mix in all ingredients under Paneer Tikka, except for onion, capsicum and paneer.
Mix the spices well with the curd.
Now add the onions, capsicum cubes and paneer pieces.
Mix gently and marinate for 30 minutes.
Heat a nonstick pan, drizzle some oil and roast the capsicum, onion and paneer till golden.
Keep aside.
Do not discard the leftover marinade.

Curry

Heat oil/butter in a pan.
Add a bay leaf and saute.
Add chopped onions and ginger-garlic paste and saute till the onion turns golden.
Add all spices and roast further till the spices are well cooked.
Make sure they do not burn.
Add tomato puree and cashew puree.
Mix well and bring everything together.
Add in the leftover marinade and then add water.
Adjust the consistency of the gravy as per your taste.
Now add the tikka pieces along with onions and capsicum.
Cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
Sprinkle roasted and crushed kasoori methi.
Serve hot.

Paneer Tikka Masala

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Paneer Tikka Masala
Paneer Tikka Masala is a North Indian curry made with marinated paneer, grilled to perfection and simmered into a delicious gravy.
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 40 Minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
Paneer Tikka
  1. Take a mixing bowl and add hung curd.
  2. Using a whisk mix it well to make it a smooth paste.
  3. Mix in all ingredients under Paneer Tikka, except for onion, capsicum and paneer.
  4. Mix the spices well with the curd.
  5. Now add the onions , capsicum cubes and paneer pieces.
  6. Mix gently and marinade for 30 minutes.
  7. Heat a nonstick pan, drizzle some oil and roast the capsicum, onion and paneer till golden.
  8. Keep side.
  9. Do not discard the leftover marinade.
Curry
  1. Heat oil / butter in a pan.
  2. Add a bay leaf and saute.
  3. Add chopped onions and ginger garlic paste and saute till the onion turns golden.
  4. Add all spices and roast furthertill the spices are well cooked.
  5. Make sure they do not burn.
  6. Add tomato puree and cashew puree.
  7. Mix well and bring everything together.
  8. Add in the left over marinade and then add water.
  9. Adjust the consistency of gravy as pee your taste.
  10. Now add the tikka pieces a long with onions and capsicum.
  11. Cover and simmer for 5-7 minutes.
  12. Sprinkle roasted and crushed kasoori methi.
  13. Serve hot.
Recipe Notes

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5 thoughts on “Paneer Tikka Masala | Restaurant Style Paneer”

  1. OMG. You are rocking with different gravies this week. Paneer tikka masala looks exactly like how we get in restaurants. This makes me so hungry now.

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