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Monday, March 14, 2011

Paneer Tikka Masala - Paneer Tikka Recipe - Restaurant Style

Paneer Tikka Masala
Paneer Tikka masala is my constant order in restaurants after PB masalaI found this recipe in vahrevah and quickly tried it. It tastes almost close to the restaurant type gravy.I was totally surprised when I heard him saying that this is the top veg paneer side dish in most of the restaurants.

I have recently tried paneer tikkas in oven and thoroughlly enjoyed it.I felt the smoky flavour is the best in these tikkas which will be missing in stove top method. But for paneer tikka masala stove top method works good. For the individual tikkas grilling option is better than the stove top so check out for my 'paneer tikka in oven' post.
Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe

Paneer Tikka Masala - Ingredients:

Preparation Time : 1 hr | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian | Recipe Reference : VahChef

Capsicum - 1/2 cubed
Onion - 1/2 cubed
Tomato - 1/2 cubed

For the marinade:

Paneer - 15 cubes
Tandoori masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Hung Curd - 3 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Dried kasturi methi leaves - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

For the Tikka Masala:

Tomato puree - taken from 3 tomatoes (comes to 1 cup)
Fresh Cream - 1/4 cup
Onion- 1
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Dried kasturi methi leaves - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 cut lengthwise
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
Oil - 1 tbsp

Method:

  1. If you dont have thick yogurt then hang 1/4 cup curd in a muslin cloth and keep aside for 30mins, Your hung curd is ready. This makes about 2-3 tbsp of hung curd which is required for this recipe. Mix all the ingredients listed under 'For the paneer tikka marination' so the paneer is coated well with the hung curd spice mixture. Marinate it for an hr. Then toast the marinated paneer.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step1
  2. Toast it until golden brown, drain in tissue and set aside. Heat oil add jeera allow it to crackle. Add ginger garlic paste and onion, saute till slightly browned.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step2
  3. Then add the tomato puree, add chilli, garam masala, coriander powders and required salt and mix well. Sprinkle little water and bring to a boil.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step3
  4. Once the raw smell of tomato leaves and the gravy becomes thick add fresh cream, then toasted paneer.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step4
  5. Add little water if its too thick, simmer it for mins until oil seperates. Then add dried kasoori methi and coriander leaves, give a quick stir and switch off.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step5
Enjoy hot with phulkas / naan or rotis!
 Paneer Tikka Recipe

Paneer Tikka Recipe(Stove Top Method):

First mix hung curd with masala powders, kasoori methis,lemon juice, salt to a fine paste then add paneer, tomato and capsicum to the fine paste and marinate for an hr.
In a dosa tawa drizzle oil - then toast the marinated paneer along with capsicum and tomatoes in a tawa until golden brown. Turn over to toast evenly. Then drain in a tissue paper and keep aside.
Prick them alternatively in a tooth pick and enjoy ur stove top paneer tikkas.
 Paneer Tikka Recipe
So those who dont have an oven , you can try this method...
 Paneer Tikka Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can even toast the marinated paneer when the gravy is about to complete may be you can start roasting them in parallel when the tomato puree gets cooked.
  • Make sure oil seperates and raw smell of tomatoes leaves before adding the cream.
  • For a low fat version add 1/4 cup milk and a tbsp of cream.
  • You can skip tomatoes if you dont like them and add different color capsicums for the tikkas. You can use skewers too for making the tikkas in oven.
  • Make sure to turn over to toast it evenly on all sides.
Paneer Tikka Masala

69 comments:

  1. paneer tikka is my fav starter...n paneer tikka masala is d most fav one of mine,then after only our PBM 4 me..:)
    looks really yumm

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  2. Yummy one,looks very delicious and loved the clicks too :)

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  3. Paneer tikka looks perfect ...
    Plz do collect the award waiting for u in my awards page
    http://panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  4. wow!!delicious n tempting tikka masala!!!nice pic n click!

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  5. Wow.. looks perfect and tempting.. awesome shots dear !! thanks for the recipe :)

    Indian Cuisine

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  6. Wow.. I haven't had paneer tikka masala before and the name by itself is making me drool. I recently started loving tikka and your pics are making me really crave for it. I love the 4th pic the best :)

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  7. They look super yummy and tasty... Would love it with rotis.. Lovely pics...

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  8. I too tried his version and it came out so well Sharmi. Yet to post it though. I'm really slow in posting. clicks are so good dear.

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  9. I have tasted this once in a restaurent here and wanted to try this for a long time, but somehow when i tried twice we all ended up eating the tikkas and nothing was left to make masala. Great clicks and super yummy one

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  10. Looks yum and so tempting ..love the pics ..I love vahrevah version too

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  11. This recipe of paneer tikka is really worth try, I always do it in oven, but never on stove top.
    clicks are good

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  12. Anything with paneer are always most welcome here, tikka masala looks extremely irresistible,fantastic clicks..

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  13. Thats a drool worthy gravy sharmi!!! Trying this version out real soon!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  14. Sharmi, paneer tikka masala looks absolutely delicious, loved the texture of the curry :)

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  15. I love it more than the PBM..the smoky tandoori paneers in the creamy tasty gravy is just irresistible!
    Nicely done Sharmi..


    US Masala

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  16. Perfect and tempting,wonderful starter

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  17. Simply awesome.. I am huge fan of Paneer dishes.. This one goes to my bookmarked folder:)

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  18. I wish I could run away with those skewers! lovely, nice clicks!

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  19. WOW looks like a awesome platter..

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  20. I love paneer tikka masala a lot and lot...nothing i can say except pls pass me that here ...Pictures are super !!!

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  21. I am loving the soup, parathas, egg curry, the cooler, and now this classic panneer dish in the home page!


    PS-When are you going to invite me for dinner with these lovely treats ;) ??..DO it soon pls..i cant just wait ;)

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  22. Superb..nice clicks n they looks so yumm!!!

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  23. wow..looks so perfect and yummy...and an awesome presentation....feel like having it right now..

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  24. Tempting pics, Sharmi..Delicious paneer tikka masala, love it with rotis!

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  25. Delicious paneer tikka masala Love the clicks.

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  26. that looks delicious sharmi

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  27. The click makes me drool, the dish looks awesome!

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  28. Delicious paneer tikkas and curry.

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  29. dropped in your blog for the first time .. and you have some great display out here :) saving you in my blogroll!
    www.kankanasaxena.net

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  30. Both your paneer tikka and its masala look amazing and mouth watering :)

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  31. Oh wow sharmilee. This looks gorgeous!!! Would love to try this. Bookmarked the recipe :)

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  32. A scrumptious treat for a paneer fan like me :)

    Lite Bite

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  33. The paneer tikka masala looks great...would surely try this next time I get paneer...loved the colour and texture of the dish.

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  34. beautifully done.... amazing color on those lovely paneer
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  35. Simply awesome recipe...great pics too..

    FunWidFud

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  36. PTM looks great... true taste for paneer lover like me..

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  37. The smoky paneer looks delicious ....... my all time fav starter.

    Cheers,
    Satrupa
    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  38. Oh what a co incidence! I recently made Chicken tikka masala for my blog (I know u saw the post!) and my vegetarian friends were giving me a hard time for not thinking of them. Now I can just send your post to them and throw the ball in their court :-)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  39. Lovely,colorful recipes.I have tried this tikka by altering with tofu(soya paneer) by using your vege.ingredients.Thank you

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  40. I absolutely love paneer tikki masala, I always order it at restaurants but have never tried to make it myself. Now that I've found this lovely recipe I will have to give it a try :)

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  41. I have a hunk of paneer in my fridge just begging to be used in this recipe! Yum!!

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  42. it looks really delicious... very nice use of paneer

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  43. Mmmm I am a huge fan of tikka masala! Looks so good!

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  44. well,evry1 is tempted by pics,but is it really tastey.thts wht im gonna find out right now : )
    by the way,i am an arab trying to learn indian food,coz i die for it.yuuuuuuummy

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  45. I just happpened to watch the video of Varevah chef for Paneer tikka masala.I think, in the end he has mentioned adding cream and cooking it for sme more time. Anyways, I am going to try it today.Thanks for posting the recipe with correct quantities!

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  46. I love the idea of making seasoning blend. I made some about a month ago and I really do use it, I am out of it and ready to make some more. Thanks all for the great idea.
    Organic Spices

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  48. Lovely recipe!! i tried it tonight and everyone loved it...thanks a lot...keep posting more :)

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  49. Absolutely love this... Love the texture of the curry . Five star rated curry for sure

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  50. hello sharmi,love ur clicks they r jus amazing...saw vah chef's version too..but his tikka masala's color is different n urs is diff..have u added any color in the curry???coz i loved urs more..

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  51. @Dipti : No I havent used any food color...it depends on the variety of spice powders we add...

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  52. thanku sharmilee...tried ur recipe on my sons bday party evryone liked it...thanks a ton again for sharing such a wonderfull recipe..

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  53. Thank you for this lovely recipe. I am going to try this tonight but i am missing out with tandoori masala. Can i skip this??? Does it give smoky flavour or why do we put this masala? Sleepers reply asap :)

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  54. Also let me know the exact quantity of paneer to be used in this recipe. Thanks :)

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    1. Not sure of the cup measures it is 15 bite sized paneer cubes as seen in the pics.

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  55. And tandoori masala... Can i skip this as i am not having this. What flavour does it give. Like is it used for smoky flavour. Please reply asap ;)

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    1. Yes it does give a flavour to the tikka...though not smoky, so I recommend using it.

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  56. thanks...for d recipe..mam..i tried it jus now..widout d ingredients tandoori masala and kasuri methi..still..it ended up nice

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  57. Hi Sharmi - Any substitute for tandoori masala ?

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    1. I dont know if substitutes will work..its better yo can skip that incase if you dont have tandoori masala powder

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  58. i m a 15 yr old...made this for my school funfair puttin this stuff in hotdog bun.... and just won the prize ... yupyyy.... thnxxx admin ...(sharmi)

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  59. Great recipe . I have used non dairy cream (Flexi creme- http://www.flexicreme.com/) with this recipe. Everybody liked this dish

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  60. Can I use tandoori chicken masala as an alternate to tandoori masala?

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  61. Please revise the "Marinate" column for making Paneer Tikka Masala since you've mentioned cubed onion, tomato & capsicum but not found in gravy. Please check and clear my doubt.

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    1. I have updated it now, please check it :)

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  62. really all the recipes whichever i tried till went gud...the website postings r as pretty nd simple as u....i jst luv u and ur recipes,,thnk you,,,plz post some more kids recipes,,,becoz ur ideas help us alot....

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