Paneer Tikka Masala- Delicious Restaurant Style Recipe

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala makes an excellent vegetarian recipe to indulge with your family and friends on weekend or lets just say on any day. The scrumptious tikka masala flavor and mouth watering aroma is so tantalizing and tempting that it can make you forget everything around you for a minute. Its that promising.

While the recipe has many steps do not be afraid to try this at home by following the detailed step-by-step recipe mentioned below just for you. 🙂

A short Introduction as it goes, Paneer Tikka Masala is an Indian cuisine where the Paneer also known as Indian cottage cheese is marinated with other ingredients like Red-Yellow-Green Bell Pepper and onions, later fried and then served in a spiced gravy. It is a vegetarian alternative to chicken tikka masala and I must say being a true non-veg lover, I would still prefer Paneer Tikka Masala over Chicken Tikka Masala anytime. It is that delicious

Main Ingredients:

Paneer-Capsicum-OnionsMarinated & Fried
Whole Cumin Seeds1 tsp
Ginger-Garlic Paste1 1/2 tbsp
Onions 2 medium
Tomato Purée2 medium
Red Chili Powder1 tsp
Turmeric Powder1 tsp
Cumin Powder1/4 tsp
Coriander Powder1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder1/2 tsp
Water25 ml
Salt1 tsp/As Per Taste
Sugar1 tsp
Kasuri Methi (dried fenugreek leaves)1 tsp
Butter1 tbsp
Vegetable OilTo Cook

Marination Ingredients:

Paneer (cube sized cut)Indian Cottage Cheese250 grams
Onions (cut medium)1/3 cup
Yellow Capsicum (cut medium)1/3 cup
Red Capsicum (cut medium)1/3 cup
Green Capsicum (cut medium)1/3 cup
Curd3 tbsp
Gram Flour (Besan)1 tbsp
Coriander Powder1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder1/2 tsp
Tandoori Masala Powder1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder1 tsp
Kashmiri Red Chili Powder1 tbsp
Vegetable Oil1 tbsp
Salt1 tsp/As Per Taste
*tsp- teaspoon; tbsp-tablespoon

How to Marinate :

  • In a mixing jar, add curd, gram flour (besan), coriander powder, garam masala powder, cumin powder, tandoori masala powder, turmeric powder, kashmiri red chili powder, oil and salt. Mix the ingredients into a fine paste.
  • Add Paneer, Red-Yellow-Green Bell Pepper and Onions to the mixture. Mix and Coat well. Set aside 30 minutes.
  • In a frying Pan, heat oil, and fry the marinated Ingredients over medium flame for 15 minutes. (do not overcook) Once done, transfer it in a bowl and set aside for later.

How to Cook: (Masala Recipe)

Step 1 : Heat 3 tbsp oil in the same pan, add whole cumin seeds. Fry for a minute over low medium flame.

Step 2 : Add ginger-garlic paste. fry 2-3 minutes until the raw smell is completely gone. Add diced onions and fry till it turns slightly brown over high flame.

Step 3 : Sprinkle red chili powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder to the ingredients in the pan. Mix well and fry for another 2 minutes over medium flame.

Step 4 : Add tomato Purée and fry till the raw smell is gone over medium flame for 5-6 minutes. Add 1 tsp sugar and salt as per taste. Mix well.

Step 5 : Add 25ml water to the gravy and bring it to a boil over high flame for 2 minutes.

Step 6 : Place the fried paneer-capsicum-onions in to the gravy and mix well. Add 1 tbsp butter, sauté over high flame. Cover and let it simmer 5 minutes.

Step 7 : Final Step, sprinkle kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) in the masala. Mix and turn off the flame.

Paneer Tikka Masala serves best with roti, naan or chapati.

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