Paneer tikka masala

Ingredients for gravy/sauce
Paneer sliced                     : 200gm
tomato                               :2 big
cashewnuts                        :5-6 
green chilli                         :1
(blend tomatos, green chilli n cashewnuts together to make the puree)
 onions finely chopped       :2
ginger garlic paste:             :2 tspn
 honey                               :1/2 tspn
cumin seeds                       :1 tspn
bay leaf                              :1
hing powder                       :1 pinch

Veggies that should be choped in chunks are
1    green bell pepper (yellow n green)
1    tomato dee-seeded
1    medium sized onion

Dry powders:
1      tsp all purpose flour/maida
1      tbspn coriander powder
1/2   tbspn jeera powder
1       tbspn red chilli powder
1       tbspn kasoori methi powder
1/2    tbspn garam masala powder

For marination of paneer slices n veggies :
thick hung yogurt  :4-5 tbspn
ginger garlic paste :1 tspn
red chilli powder   :1 tbspn
kasoori methi        :1 tbspn
turmeric                : pinch
lemon juice           : few drops
salt                       : little
oil                         : 1 tbspn

  • Mix everything and apply the thick marination to paneer and the coarsely chopped vegetables. Separately store paneer and veggies for atleast 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour shallow fry the paneer and vegetables on a flat bottom pan

  • Take about 3 tbspn of oil in a kadai, add some cumin seeds, 1 bay leaf , 1/2 tspn asafoetida , wait till cumin seeds pops up. Then add in finely chopped onions, 1/2 tbspn ginger garlic paste, saute them , add 1 tspn all purpose flour, make sure the flour is fully mixed with the onions and no lumps are formed.
  • then pour the tomato puree (which is blend with cashewnuts n green chilli) saute for 2 mins and add 1 tea cup water. Bring to a boil 
  •  Then add 1 tbspn coriander powder n 1/2 jeera powder, 1/2 tspn red chilly powder, 1/2 tspn honey n salt to taste. Bring the gravy to a boil n lastly add 1/2 tbspn garam masala powder
  • Now time to add in the fried paneer and the veggies into the mixture, bring it to a boil once
  •  Finally top with fresh coriander leaves
  • Note
  • For bright red colour add store bought tomato puree instead of making fresh at home or even you can use kashmiri red chilli powder for bright red colour
  • Honey is a must to bring out the tinge of sweetness and aroma 
Preparation time: about 1 hour
cooking time : 1/2 hour


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  3. Irresistible paneer tikka masala,thanks for visitng my space..

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