Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer tikka masala is one of the all time favourite dish when we go to a restaurant. Ever thought of cooking this delicious delicacy at home? Here I present this simple but little time consuming recipe for you.

Preparation time: 45-50 minutes


Paneer Tikka:
Paneer pieces cut into 1/2 inch square
Tandoori color a pinch or Red Colour which is used in Red Gravy

For gravy:
3 Medium size Tomatoes
3 Medium size Onion
2 tsp Poppy seeds
4 Cloves
Small piece Cinnamon
4 Cardamom
2 tbsp. Cashew nuts
2 tsp. Kasuri methi
1 tsp. Chili powder
1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
2 tsp. Coriander powder
1 tsp. Cumin powder
1 tsp. Sugar
4 tbsp. Cooking oil
3 – 4 tbsp. Malai (Optional)
Salt to taste


For paneer tikkas:
Add chili powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, color, salt to curd and mix well. Marinate chopped paneer pieces with this mixture and keep it aside for about an hour.
Heat oil in a pan. Fry this marinated paneer masala cubes till paneer turns golden brown. Yummy and Delicious tikkas are ready.

Tip: This can be served without gravy as a starter.

For gravy:
Grind onions to a paste consistency. Blanch the tomatoes and grind it.
Mix turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder and cumin powder with water. Grind poppy seeds and cashew nuts.
Heat oil in a pan. Add sugar. Add cloves, cinnamon and cardamom when sugar turns golden brown. Add onion paste and fry well.
Add the ground masala and fry for a minute. Add kasuri methi and fry for few minute. Add tomato and fry till gravy becomes thick and till oil separates from it.
Add paneer tikkas and salt. Cook for five minutes. Decorate this with malai. Serve hot with naan or rotis or parathas.

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