Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Paneer Tikka Masala


Paneer tikka masala is one of my favorite curries. Love all the tangy, spicy, creamy and delicious flavors in there :)) It has a unique taste due to marination of paneer and veggies. So without any further delay, here is the recipe: (especially for my friends who wanted it that day):

Ingredients:
Paneer - 1 whole block of Nanak Paneer cubed
Veggies - Chopped (cubed) - 1 Large Onion, 2-3 Peppers Green/Red, 1 Tomato (optional)

For curry and marination: Yoghurt - 4-5 tbsp (adjust as reqd), Tomato puree/paste - 1 cup, Onion (large) chopped - 1, Whipped cream - 1/2 cup, ginger garlic green chilly paste, Lemon juice - 1 tsp,  2 tbsp, coriander pwd - 2 tsp, cumin pwd - 1 tsp, Red chilly ped - 1 tsp, Turmeric pwd - 1 tsp, Garam masala - 2 tsp, Chaat masala - 1 tsp, Cinnamom stick - 2, Cardamom - 2, Cloves - 3, Bay leaf - 1, Kasoori methi - 1 tsp, salt as per taste, cilantro to garnish.

Marination:
Paneer cubes
Chopped onion, peppers, tomatoes (optional)
1 Tbsp - Oil, Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp, Lemon Juice, Garam Masala 1 tsp, 1 Tsp Salt, 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder, 1 Tsp Coriander Pwd, 1 tsp cumin pwd.

Method:
For marination: Take Paneer, Capsicum, onion, tomatoes (optional) in a bowl. Add marination ingredients and mix. Keep for at least 30 mins - 1 hour. After that heat a pan and grill/cook the marinated paneer and veggies till light brown. If you have skewers, you could grill on barbecue or in oven.

For Tikka Masala:
Heat another pan. Add 3 tbsp of Oil and add the Cinnamon, Cardamom, Cloves and Bay leaf. Now add Chopped onion and fry till light brown. Then add tomato Puree/paste. Add ginger garlic green chilly paste. Fry for 4-5 mins. Add coriander pwd, cumin pwd, turmeric pwd, red chilly pwd, garam masala, and fry. Now add cream slowly. Finally add the grilled veggies and simmer for 3-4 mins. Adjust salt as per taste. Add kasoori methi, sprinkle chaat masala and some more garam masala at the end. Garnish with cilantro and serve with Naan!!

Till my next post, take care everyone.

11 comments:

Ria J said...

Looks so yummy, wanted the recipe since so many months!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Tempting click, am sure to taste excellent.

Shobha said...

Looks delicious.

Shweta Agrawal said...

my beloved paneer dish:)
Love those spices and flavours:)

Krishnaveni said...

my fav, yumm

Krishnaveni said...

my fav, yumm

Arjunan Akilandeswari said...

Very tempting

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Maha Gadde said...

tempting paneer dish...nice..

Shobha said...

Yummy curry.. most popular one in the veg section.

R said...

Thanks Maha and Shobha :)