Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer is my favourite so I keep trying different dishes out of it. This time I prepared  paneer tikka masala. It  is  simple and most tasty vegetable.The taste is because paneer is marinated in yogurt. It is one of the most common dish in India we find in every Restaurant Menu.It is a Punjabi dish.

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Cooking Time: 20 mins

Marinate Time: 1 hour


For Marinate

  1. 100 Grams Cottage Cheese (paneer) cut into cubes
  2. 1 Medium size tomato cut into big pieces
  3. 1 Medium size capsicum cut into big pieces
  4. 2 Garlic cloves cut into pieces
  5. 1 Tbsp finely chopped ginger
  6. 1 Cup yogurt
  7. 1 Tbsp red chilli powder
  8. 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  9. Salt as per taste

For gravy

  1. 1 Medium size onion finely chopped
  2. 2 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  3. 1 Green chilli
  4. 1 Tbsp ginger finely chopped
  5. 1 Tbsp garam  masala
  6. 1 Tbsp red chilli powder
  7. 1 Small cup tomato puree (take 2 tomatoes and grind into paste)
  8. 1 Tbsp maida
  9. 1 Tbsp ghee
  10. 1 Tbsp turmeric powder
  11. 1 Tbsp jeera
  12. Salt if required as in marinate salt is added
  13. 2 Tbsp Fresh cream
  14. 2 Tbsp Oil


How to marinate

  • Take yogurt in a bowl add red chilli powder, salt lemon juice stir well. Add ginger, garlic tomato, capsicum and paneer in to it and mix well and keep aside with lid closed. Marinate it for 1 hour.


  • Take a container on heater add oil once hot add jeera and turmeric powder. Add garlic and ginger and fry it.
  • Add onion and fry it till golden brown.Add green chilli.
  • Add Tomato puree and cook for 2 mins
  • Now take another container add ghee to it once it melts add maida( all purpose  flour) and fry it.
  • Add fried maida to the gravy container ( maida is added to get thickness)
  • Add little water, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt if needed and cook for 5 mins
  • Now take another pan and fry the marinated paneer and other vegetable till paneer turns golden brown.
  • Add the fried paneer and other vegetables to the gravy and cook for 2 mins
  • Add fresh cream and garnish it with coriander leaves
  • Serve hot with chapati, naan or rice.






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