Monday, April 16, 2012

Paneer Tikka Masala




Ingredients

Marination

  • Paneer - 1 cup (200gms)
  • Bell pepper/capsicum - 1 (big)
  • Curd/yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Tomato -1 (large)
  • Onion - 1 (large)
  • Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Kasoori methi(fenugreek leaves powder) - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - 2 pinches
  • Lemon juice/vinegar - 1 tsp
  • Tikka masala - 1 tsp (optional)
  • Oil - 1/2 tsp

Gravy

  • Onion - 1 (large)
  • Tomato - 1 (large)
  • Cumin seeds - 1/5 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • All purpose flour/Maida - 1/2 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Salt - as needed
  • Oil - 3 tsp


Method

  • Cut the paneer into cubes.
  • Mix all the ingredients under marination and leave it for 30 mts.



  • While it is getting marinated, we can start preparing the gravy.
  • Grind the tomato in a food processor and make a puree. Keep it aside.
  • For gravy, take a big tawa, and add oil.
  • When oil is hot, add cumin seeds, onion and salt.
  • When the onion becomes transparent, add pinch of turmeric, ginger garlic paste and fry till the ginger smell goes off.
  • Now add all purpose flour and the mixture will become thick.
  • Now add the tomato puree and chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and keep on stirring, till the oil oozes out from the mixture.
  • If the mixture has become thick, add more water at this stage and keep in low flame.



  • Now in another flat bottomed, pan, add oil and start frying the marinated paneer and the vegetables on all sides.
  • Add the fried paneer cubes to the gravy and add the garam masala.
  • Check for the seasoning and let it cook for 5 to 7 mts or till the gravy becomes thick.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, nan or chappathi.



Notes

  • Curd/yogurt should be thick.
  • Adding All purpose flour is to give a silky texture to the gravy.
  • If you want you can add the creamer at the last stage just 2 mts before you take out the gravy from the stove.


13 lovely comments:

Rasi

love this paneer masala both as a dry one as well as gravy.. looks great akhila!

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Prathibha

I just love this gravy..looks very delicious n yummy

Paaka Shaale

Mouth watering Paneer tikka masala. Looks fab Akila :)

S.Menaga

It looks like a restaurant style..wonderful paneer recipe,love it a lot!!

Premalatha Aravindhan

wow thats really tempting...need some hot rotis now to try this...

maha

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Jay

this is some lipsmacking tasty treat akila..:)
Tasty Appetite

jeyashrisuresh

Very tempting and delicious masala

Kanchan

One of my favourites... never knew it was so simple.

Priya

I dont mind inviting myself to ur place to enjoy this wonderful masala..Makes me hungry.

Shama Nagarajan

yummy dear...you have been tagged here : http://myhandicraftscollection.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/i-am-tagged-by-shobha.html

Achu's Amma's Kitchen

looks yummy and delicious gravy

Srimathi

Hi Akila,

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I wanted to let you know that my Amma made the avil vadai using the thin variety and she said it turned out well. So do use your poha and give it a try.

The paneer tikka masala looks awesome.

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