Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala is a popular north indian vegetarian cuisine. In this dish paneer is marinated in a yogurt mixture and then cooked in a spicy and creamy sauce.It is having a smoky flavour..i love that taste.Chicken tikka masala is a very popular tasty non-veg dish,so here is the vegetarian version of it.A delicious,rich and flavorful dish,which is very easy to cook.
Reference: Vahrehvah


For marination

Paneer cubes – 200g

Cubed capsicum – 1

Cubed tomato – 1

Cubed onion – 1

Thick yogurt – 4 tbs

Chilli powder – 1 tsp

Kasturi methi powder –  ½ tsp

Lemon juice –  ½ tsp

Salt as required

Oil – 1 tbs

For tikka masala

Oil – 1 tbs

Cumin seeds – ½ tsp

Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp

Finely chopped onion – 1

Tomato puree – ¾ - 1 cup

Turmeric powder –  a pinch

Chilli powder –  1 tsp

Coriander powder –  1 tsp

Cumin powder – ½  tsp

Garam masala – ¼  tsp

Fresh cream – 3 tbs

Oil – 1 tbs

Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbs

Salt as required


1.In a bowl put all the cubed vegetables and paneer,then add all the given  ingredients under marination.Mix all together and marinate for 1-2 hrs.

2. Heat a non stick pan and toast the marinated paneer and vegetables on medium flame till golden brown and keep it aside.

3.Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds,when it crackles add chopped onion,saute it till slight brown,then add ginger garlic paste and saute it for few minutes.

4.Now add the tomato puree and all the spices turmeric powder,chilli powder,coriander powder,cumin powder and garam masala powder,then mix well altogether.Add little water and cook for 2-3 minutes.

5.Add the toasted paneer and vegetables to the gravy and cook for few minutes in low flame.

6.If you think the gravy is too thick, add water according to your consistency.When it reaches the right consistency add the fresh cream and stir in.Switch off the flame and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with naan,chapathi,pulao or paratha..
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Foodabulous Fest Event organised by Simply TADKA


  1. Hihgly inviting paneer tikka masala,who will say no to it.

  2. Spicy and tasty
    Thanks for linking with my event

  3. Hi pramitha..
    are you ready for hosting foodabulous Fest event April series if yes... please send me email id on
    I will send you details and links roughly to you.

  4. thankz preeti for the comments...
    Preeti plz check your mail..


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