Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala is a simple and aromatic dish. Marinated barbeque paneer with tasty tomatoes gravy is the best combination. It can be served as a side dish and also main course. A must try variety!

For Marinating
1 block of paneer/cottage cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1 tbsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp yogurt
1 tbsp oil
For Gravy
3 medium size tomatoes
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
Pinch of asafoetida/hing
2 bay leaves/tej patta
1 tbsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder/lal mirch powder
1/4 tsp turmeric/haldi
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp corn flour
2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro/coriander/dhaniya
1/4 tsp garam masala

  1. Slice the paneer in about 1/8 inch thick and about in one inch squares.
  2. Mix ginger, salt, pepper, coriander, and yogurt with sliced paneer in a bowl, cover it and let the mixture marinate for at least an hour or upto 12 hours.
  3. Blend tomatoes and keep it aside.
  4. Dissolve the corn flour in 2 tablespoons of water and keep aside.
  5. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in flat frying pan on medium heat, next put the marinated paneer in frying pan and gently stir-fry for about 3 to 4 minutes until paneer becomes light brown.
  6. For gravy, add 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan, when oil is ready add cumin seeds and asafoetida.
  7. Add blended tomato, coriander powder, turmeric, red chili powder, sugar, and cook for about 4 minutes on medium heat.
  8. Add the corn flour mixture and stir for few minutes till the sauce thickens.
  9. Then add in it paneer and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes
  10. Finally add cilantro and garam masala stir slowly and cover the pan for few minutes.
Serve hot with bread or rice. 


  1. my partner likes paneer, but he doesnt like bell peppers, i never made paneer tikka because all paneer tikka recipe needs to have bell pepper. but now i will surely make paneer tikka as a curry.thanks for sharing

  2. very tempting and inviting


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