Tuesday, 14 March 2017


Paneer tikka masala is a favourite of many people and very popular Punjabi dish. It first you have to make paneer tikka to make paneer tikka masala. The tikka recipe is very versatile and can be grilled or pan fried. I have shown pan fried method. This method is easy to follow who don't have oven.

    To make gravy I suggest you to choose un sour tomatoes. Because sour tomatoes may spoil the taste of gravy and gravy may tastes tangy. You can serve this gravy with rice,roti or naan. I serve this yummy paneer tikka masala with plain kulcha. Combination was so yum!!!!

I hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you.

Ingredients :

For paneer tikka :

Paneer : 250 grams to 300 grams
Thick yogurt/curd : 1/2 cup
Chilly powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander powder : 1 tea spoon
Chat masala : 1/2 tea spoon
Lemon juice : 1 tea spoon
Ginger garlic paste : 1 tea spoon
Cubed medium capsicum : 1
Cubed medium onion : 1
Salt to taste
Garam masala powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Pepper powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Oil : 1 table spoon
Turmeric powder : 1 pinch

For gravy :

Chopped medium onions : 2
Medium tomatoes : 4 to 5 (blend into fine puree)
Chopped coriander leaves : 2 table spoons
Ginger garlic paste : 1 tea spoon
Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon
garam masala : 1/2 tea spoon
Fresh cream/malai : 1/2 cup
Butter : 2 table spoons
Oil : 2 table spoons
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Chilly powder : 1/2 tea spoon
Coriander powder : 2 tea spoons

Method :

First start making paneer tikka, take yogurt in a bowl add all tikka ingredients and mix it well, then add paneer, onions and capsicum, mix it well and marinate for 30 minutes.

Now take skewers and insert paneer, onion and capsicum pieces.

Now heat 2 to 3 table spoons of oil in a pan and put the paneer skewers on pan and roast them evenly on both sides and take into a plate. (if you don't have skewers, you just fry pieces directly on pan.

Now to make gravy, heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and then add onions,saute until onions turn into golden color.

Now add ginger garlic paste and saute until raw flavors disappear.

Now add tomato puree and cook until mixture turns dry by stirring continuously.

Now Add remaining spice powders , leftover marinate and saute for few seconds.

Now add paneer tikka pieces and stir it gently.

Now add 1 1/2 to 2 cups of water and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.

Now add fresh cream and butter, mix it well and cook on low flame for another 5 minutes and remove from fire.

Finally sprinkle coriander leaves and serve hot.

Pictorial :

Start making paneer tikka first, take curd and add all spice powders

Add chat masala and pepper powder

Add oil

Add ginger garlic paste

Add lemon juice

Mix it well

Add paneer

Add onions and capsicum

Mix and marinate for 30 minutes

Take skewers and insert marinated pieces

Fry them in pan (if you don't have skewers,you can directly fry pieces in pan)

Fry on both sides until they changes into light golden color

Take them into a plate

Now to make gravy, heat oil in a pan,add cumin seeds

Add onions and saute until they changes into golden color, then add ginger garlic paste and saute for a while,then add tomato puree (sorry, here some pics are accidentally deleted by my daughter)

Cook until mixture gets dry

Now add remaining spice powders

Add leftover marinate

Cook for few seconds

Now add paneer tikka pieces

Mix it gently

Now add some water and cook on low flame for 5 minutes

Now add cream

Add butter and stir it

Cook on low flame for 5 more minutes by covering the lid

Finally remove from fire and sprinkle some coriander leaves

Serve hot