Paneer Tikka Masala

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Submitted: May 29, 2015
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Total Time:
Preparation Time: 15-20 mins
Cooking Time: 15-20 mins
Servings: 4-6 | 100 kcal

Paneer Tikka Masala, a very delicious punjabi veg main course recipe of paneer or cottage cheese… marinated paneer cubes grilled to perfection and then simmered in a rich, spicy, creamy gravy. Paneer tikka masala can be enjoyed best with butter garlic naan or pudina lachcha paratha..

Required ingredients

  • Cooked paneer tikka - 10-12 cubes - click here paneer tikka for the recipe
  • 1 onion - cut into cubes
  • 1 capsicum - cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup yogurt - beaten
  • 1/4 cup tomato puree (preferably readymade, store brought)
  • 1/4 cup cashew paste
  • 1/4 cup fresh cream
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp dried fenugreek/kasuri methi
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 50 grams butter
  • Fresh coriander and mint leaves

Directions & How to

  • Heat oil in a pan, add sumin seeds, when they splutter add cubed onion and capsicum, saute for 2 minutes, remove and keep aside.
  • To the same pan add butter and heat it. Low down the flame and add cashewnut paste and saute it for around 30-40 seconds.
  • Add beaten yoghurt, tomato puree, red chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and saute well for 2-3 minutes. If it is too dry or sticks to the pan then add around 1/2 a cup of water.
  • Add cooked paneer tikka and sauteed onion and capsicum, stir well and simmer for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Sprinkle garam masala powder and crushed kasuri methi , mix fresh cream and stir well.
  • Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander and mint leaves and a dollop of butter on top.

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