Paneer Tikka Masala

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Total Time:
3.5 hours
Serves:4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 500 g - Paneer squares
  • For the marinade:
  • 1 cup - full-fat Yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp - chilli powder
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • 1 tsp - paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Garam Masala
  • 1/4 tsp - red-orange food colour
  • Salt according to taste
  • For the gravy:
  • 1-2 tbsp - oil
  • 1 - medium onion, finely sliced
  • 1 - small green capsicum/bell pepper, finely sliced
  • 1-2 Cloves - garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 inch Ginger piece, grated
  • 1 - medium tomato, cut into small wedges
  • 1/4 cup - Tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup - beaten fresh cooking Cream or sour Cream
  • Salt to taste

How to Make Paneer Tikka Masala

  • Make a paste of all the marinade ingredients and soak the paneer in it for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.
  • Bake paneer cubes in a 200 degree pre-heated oven for 8-10 mins on each side or just fry them with oil in a kadai or frying pan.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick wok and fry onions till pink.
  • Add ginger-garlic and fry until cooked.
  • Fry sliced capsicum.
  • Add tomatoes and tomato paste and fry 3 mins on medium heat.
  • Add the paneer along with all the marinade, toss around to evenly coat the pieces and fry gently.
  • Add beaten cream while stirring constantly but gently, minding the paneer pieces.
  • Adjust spices, salt and simmer for 2 mins, open.
  • Serve hot with naan and plain pulao rice.