Thursday, March 21, 2013

Paneer Tikka Masala



Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer tikka masala is a popular restaurant dish with grilled paneer simmered in a rich tomato gravy.It is a vegetarian version of chicken tikka masala and is easy to put together. It is a perfect accompaniment with rotis and naan.


Recipe adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor

Ingredients
To marinate

Paneer - 400 grams
Red bell pepper- 1
Green Bell pepper 1

Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Kashmiri Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder- a pinch
Oil - one tsp

Yogurt- 1/2 cup (hung curd)

For the gravy
Onion - 2 medium
Tomatoes- 3 medium
Ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/3
Chilly powder- 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Cumin powder- 1/2 tsp
Kasoori methi- a pinch
Bay leaf- 2
Cinnamon stick- 1
Cloves-2
Cardamon 2
Sugar- 1 tsp
Cream- 1/2 cup

Cut paneer,bell pepper into one inch cubes. Marinate with the rest of the ingredients listed under marinade and keep aside for half an hour. Grill it on a grill pan and set aside. ( Check how to make Paneer Tikka)
Heat oil in a pan and add bay leaves,clove, cinnamon and cardamon and saute for a minute.
Add onions and saute till golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and saute for another minute.  Finally the tomatoes and salt and cook till tomatoes and soft.
Switch off the flame and allow this mixture to cool. Put into food processor and make a fine puree of this. Pour it back the pan and simmer till oil separates.
Add turmeric powder,chilly powder,coriander powder,garam masala and cumin powder.Adjust consistency by adding half cup of water and bring to a boil.
Gently stir in the grilled paneer and bell peppers and the kasoori methi powder. Cover and cook for about two to three minutes. Finally add sugar and cream and simmer for one more minute. Serve with chapathi or naan.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy!

36 comments:

  1. Superb tikka masala looks so superb chechi

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  2. who can resist this.. Love it..

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  3. Nalla creamy gravy, evide ayairunnu,

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  4. Such a droolworthy masala, cant ask more..

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  5. Ahh what a mouthwatering dish! Slurp ;)

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  6. fabulous recipe... mouth watering...

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  7. one of d fav recipe in paneer... just mouth watering...

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  8. Mouth watering paneer tikka masala........... Too good.

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  9. Looksssssssss sooo creamy and rich...
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  10. Slurp !! So perfect it looks Suja that I am virtually drooling over this creamy paneer...Pass me the bowl..Torturing girl!

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  11. Slurp !! So perfect it looks Suja that I am virtually drooling over this creamy paneer...Pass me the bowl..Torturing girl!

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  12. one of my fav gravy. Love to have it roti...

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  13. Super delicious gravy...Looks fantastic

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  14. Looks so creamy and delicious..

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  15. Wonderful looking dish ! Loved it!

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  16. that looks delish, just like the restaurant ones.
    anything with paneer is YUM!

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  17. looks divine,perfect with rotis/naan..Yummy!!

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  18. Nice vegetarian twist to tikka masala. Looks so rich and delicious

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  19. Very nice, it looks delicious!

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  20. Looks super yummy! I love paneer!
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com/

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  21. Delicious and creamy paneer tikka masala..yummy..

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  22. Very delicious and yummy tikka masala....Love anything with paneer

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