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5 from 2 votes
Paneer Tikka Masala
Paneer Tikka Masala
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
20 mins

A delicious and mouthwatering gravy made with grilled Paneer (cottage cheese)

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: delicious, gravy, paneer
For Marinating Paneer
  • 1 block paneer about 250 gms and cut into small rectangles
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 -2 tbsp Shaan Tandoori masala powder optional
  • 1/2 cup hung yogurt Greek yogurt can also be used .The yogurt should be completely drained of water.
  • 1/2 green bell pepper diced into big triangles
  • 1/2 onion diced into big triangles
  • 1/2 lemon juice squeezed
For Roasting and Grinding
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 large tomatoes
  • 10-12 cashews
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilly powder
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp salt
For Gravy
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt or to taste
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves) crushed with your palms
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves finely chopped
Paneer Marination
  1. Make a mixture of ingredients in the "For Marinating Paneer" section in a medium bowl.

  2. Add the cut paneer pieces into it .

  3. Marinate for 15 to 20 minutes ,the longer the better.

Roasting and Grinding for Gravy
  1. In a medium sized pan , heat up some butter .

  2. Add the cashews, chopped onions and tomatoes .

  3. Sautee and fry till it is wilted, browned and cooked well.

  4. Add red chilly powder and garam masala .

  5. Add salt to taste , cool and grind to a smooth paste.

To Make the Gravy
  1. Heat some butter or oil in the same pan used to roast the tomatoes and onion gravy.

  2. Add ginger garlic paste .

  3. Sautee till the raw taste goes away.

  4. Add the onion tomato gravy and mix well.

  5. Add red chilly powder ,sugar, salt and garam masala.

  6. Cook till the oil is released from the sides .

  7. Add water as required to loosen up the gravy .

  8. Add paneer pieces and cook for a while.

  9. Add cream and adjust salt as required.

  10. Add the fenu greek leaves and mix well.

  11. Switch off flame and add the chopped coriander leaves.

  12. Paneer Tikka Masala is ready to be served .