Paneer tikka masala recipe | How to make paneer tikka masala

Paneer tikka masala recipe is a very delicious paneer gravy recipe where grilled paneer or cottage cheese simmered in masala gravy.To cook restaurant style paneer tikka masala recipe follow below step by step instructions on how to make paneer tikka masala?paneer tikka masala recipe

 

Do you want to try famous punjabi dish at home then must try this paneer tikka masala dish at home.

 

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What is paneer tikka masala?

Paneer tikka masala is a famous indian appetizer where “ paneer ” means  indian cottage cheese and ” tikka ” means which is marinated and then baked or grilled or fried and “ masala ” refers to creamy spicy tomato onion gravy.

So for paneer tikka masala recipe paneer first marinated with cube cut onions , capsicum , tomatoes in tadoori sauce made with yogurt and spices then threaded on a skewer and grilled in a tandoor , this gives exact charcol flavor in your tikkas.

But while cooking tandoori paneer tikka at home most of us don’t have tandoor so we grill the paneer tikka skewer on direct gas stove , pan fried or in oven.

Then simmered this grilled paneer tikka on spicy aromatic tikka gravy.

 

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What to serve with paneer tikka masala?

Serve paneer tikka masala hot along with naan, roti, or paratha.

 

Tips to make paneer tikka masala recipe

 

  • Choice of Curd : Curd or yougurt is one of the main binding ingredients in this paneer tikka masala recipe so try to choose thick curd, never use any runny curd because it will drip off all marinate while grilling tikkas.

 

  • Type of Oil : In traditional tandoori paneer tikka recipe you get a little pungent flavor, this comes from use of mustard oil, so i suggest you should use it to maintain the authenticity, and don’t forget to brush tikkas with butter or oil at the time of grilling, it prevents tikkas from drying quickly.

 

  • Spices : To enhances flavor in this tikka recipe don’t forget to use good quality kahmiri red chili powder for bright red color, and required amount of spices mentioned in the recipe.

 

  • Veggies : I like paneer tikkas only with paneer, capsicum , onion and tomatoes so i use only these veggies in this recipe but if you want more add on then use slice carrots , mushrooms , baby corn , and cauliflower ( blanch before marinating ) .

 

  • Paneer : Try to use a larger size paneer in your tikka so that it will not break at the time of grilling, choose any good quality paneer either store bought or homemade.For frozen paneer do one thing just soak them in warm water for at least 15 min to make them soft before marination.

 

  • Marination time : In marination must use roasted garm flour or besan which helps to make proper binding of your tandoori tikka sauce on paneer at the time of grilling.For best flavor in your paneer tikka store the marination for at least 2 hours in refrigerator.
 

 

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How to make paneer tikka masala?

Here, the complete recipe of aloo gobi preparation classified into three simple categories first one is marination for for paneer tikka masala,

second one is how to make paneer tikka, third one is cooking paneer tikka masala gravy and last one is dhunagar for paneer tikka masala.

so, let’s make it now.

 

Marination for paneer tikka masala

 

1. At first marination for paneer tikka masala recipe in a large mixing bowl add 200 grams thick curd or yogurt and Whisk it properly such that no lumps forms on curd.

whisk thick curd in bowl

 

2. Now add 1 tablespoon red chili powder , 1 teaspoon garam masala powder , 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder, pinch of salt , 2 teaspoon coriander powder , 1 teaspoon garam masala powder, 1/2 teaspoon chat masala powder.

add powder spices with curd

 

3. Next add 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste,2 teaspoon kasuri methi,1/2 teaspoon ajwan, and 2 tablespoon roasted besan, 2 tablespoon mustard oil, mix everything with a whisker till marinade becomes smooth and thick.

pour mustard oil and make smooth marination

 

4. Now add cube cut capsicum, tomato , onion in this mixture.Mix everything together.

add capsicum , tomato , onion

 

5. Next add paneer cube and gently mix with other ingredients without breaking.After that keep this marination in refrigerate for at least 2 hours.Till then we will cook paneer tikka and tikka masala gravy.

marinate paneer and keep mixture in refregerator

 

 

How to make paneer tikka

 

1. Now to make paneer tikka on gas stove take out the marination from freezer then start threading one by one like capsicum , onion , tomato , paneer cube.

threading tikka one by one in skewer

Note : if you are using bamboo skewer before threading soak them in water for 1 hour.

 

2. Now on the gas stove and make the flame in medium low then hold the skewer either from one end or both end and gently roate on flame.

cook paneer tikka on gas stove by holding hand

 

3. After some time you will see paneer along with other veggies begins chared from the edges and everything cooks properly.Brush some butter or oil at the time of grilling so that it prevents from drying out quickly.At the end don’t sprinkle some lemon juice on it, it generates a beautiful aroma.

rotate tikka on both side til properly cooked

 

4. If you don’t want to hold in hand you can use a wire rack then place coated paneer tikka on it and cook both sides.

place marinated paneer tikka on wire rack

 

5. To prepare tawa paneer tikka first heat 2 tablespoon oil in a grill pan ,then place cook paneer tikka skewer from both sides till properly cooked.

cook paneer tikka on grill pan

 

Cooking paneer tikka masala gravy

 

1. Now for cooking paneer tikka masala gravy heat 2 tablespoon butter in a pan then saute 3 green cardamom, 3 clove, 1 inch cinnamon for 1 min.

saute whole spices in butter

 

2.  Next add 2 large size onions puree, cook in medium flame till golden brown.

cook onion puree till brown

 

3. After that add 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste, cook for sometimes till raw smell disappear.

add ginger garlic paste

 

4. Now add 2 chopped green chili, mix properly with onion.

add chopped green chili

 

5. Then pour 4 medium size tomato puree and cook 5 min in medium flame till raw smell of tomatoes disappear.

pour tomato puree

 

6. After that add 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder , 1 teaspoon red chili powder , 1 teaspoon garam masala powder, 1 teaspoon sugar to balance the taste and pinch of salt.

sprinkle turmeric,salt, red chili powder , garam masala powder

 

7. Furthermore cook the tikka masala gravy for another 10 till oil separates from masala.

thicken masala

 

8. Pour 400 ml water in this tikka masala.

pour water

 

9. Also pour 3 tablespoon cream to thicken gravy, mix everything and simmer the gravy for another 5 min.

pour heavy cream

 

10. Now add 3 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander leaves , 1 tablespoon kasuri methi.

sprinkle coriander leaves , kasuri methi

 

11. Finally add our cooked paneer tikka in this masala gravy.Gently mix all of them in low flame for 2 min.

add griled paneer

 

 

Dunagar for paneer tikka masala recipe

 

1. Now to get smoky flavor in your paneer tikka masala recipe heat charcoal till red hot

.heat carcoal till red hot

 

2. Then immediately place it in a small bowl and place it in the middle of paneer tikka masala.

place hot charcoal and ghee in a bowl

 

3. Next immediately pour ghee on it , it immediately generates smoke.Close the pan or plate with a lid and stay at this condition for at least 10 min until all smokes properly infuse in your paneer tikka masala.

cover the smoke with a lid

 

Paneer tikka masala recipe card

Here is a quick overview of all the ingredients of paneer tikka masala including quick step by step preparation of paneer tikka masala recipe shown in the recipe card.

Take note of all ingredient lists.

 
Yield: 4

Paneer tikka masala recipe

paneer tikka masala recipe

This restaurant style paneer tikka masala recipe is very delicious and one of the popular paneer recipe in india.

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Marination Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients for paneer tikka

  • 200 grams hung curd or yogurt
  • 250 grams cube cut paneer or indian cottage cheese
  • 1 medium size cube cut capsicum or bell pepper
  • 1 large onion layer separated
  • 3 large size tomatoes cube cut
  • 1/2 tablespoon kashmiri red chilli powder [ for color ]
  • 2 teaspoons red chili powder for heat
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chat masala
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoon roasted gram flour or besan
  • 4 tablespoon mustard oil
  • 2 teaspoon kasuri methi
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwan
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

Ingredients for paneer tikka masala

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 3 green cardamom
  • 3 clove
  • 2 inch cinnamon
  • 2 medium size onion ( puree or chopped )
  • 4 medium size tomatoes ( puree )
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 2 chopped green chili
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoon coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon kasuri methi.
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream

For charcoal smoke

  • 1 small charcoal
  • 2 tablespoon ghee
  • 1 small bowl

Instructions

how to make paneer tikka recipe?

  1. At first marination for paneer tikka in a large mixing bowl add thick curd or yogurt and whisk it properly such that no lumps forms on curd.
  2. Next add kashmiri red chili powder , turmeric powder, Pinch of salt , coriander powder , garam masala powder , chat masala powder , mustard oil, ginger garlic paste, kasuri methi, ajwan, and roasted besan for proper binding.
  3. Now mix everything with a whisker till marinade becomes smooth and thick.
  4. After that add cube cut capsicum, tomato , onion in this mixture.Mix everything together.
  5. Finally add paneer cube and gently mix with other ingredients without breaking.
  6. At this stage refrigerate this mixture for at least 60 min.
  7. Now first method is to make paneer tikka on gas stove take out the marination from freezer then thrading each ingredients one by one like capsicum , onion , tomato , paneer cube.
  8. Now on the gas stove and make the flame in medium low then hold the skewer either from one end or both end and gently rotate on flame.
  9. After some time tikka begins chared from the edges and everything cooks properly.
  10. Brush some butter or oil at the time of grilling so that it prevents from drying out quickly.
  11. At the end don't sprinkle some lemon juice on it, it generates a beautiful aroma.
  12. You can use a wire rack then place coated paneer tikka on it and cook both sides.
  13. To prepare tawa paneer tikka first heat 2 tablespoon oil in a grill pan ,then place cook paneer tikka skewer from both sides till properly cooked.
  14. Now for cooking paneer tikka masala gravy heat butter in a pan then saute green cardamom, clove, cinnamon for 1 min.
  15. Next add onions puree, cook in medium flame till golden brown.
  16. After that add ginger garlic paste, green chili cook for sometimes till raw smell disappear.
  17. Then pour tomato puree and cook 5 min in medium flame till raw smell of tomatoes disappear.
  18. After that add turmeric powder , red chili powder , garam masala powder,salt, sugar to balance the taste and cook till oil separates from masala.
  19. Pour water, heavy cream, chopped coriander leaves and kasuri methi in this tikka masala.
  20. Finally add our cooked paneer tikka in this masala gravy.Gently mix all of them in low flame for 2 min.
  21. Now to get smoky flavor in your paneer tikka masala recipe heat charcoal till red hot
  22. Then immediately place it in a small bowl and place it in the middle of paneer tikka masala.
  23. Next immediately pour ghee on it , it immediately generates smoke.Close the pan or plate with a lid and stay at this condition for at least 10 min until all smokes properly infuse in your paneer tikka masala.

Notes

Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe Note

  1. If you don't have heavy cream you can use fine cashew paste in gravy. Make suere you soak them in warm water for 30 min before blending.
  2. While marination don't add too much water because binding will not stick properly with tikkas.

Nutrition Information

Yield

3

Serving Size

3

Amount Per Serving Calories 1070Total Fat 73gSaturated Fat 38gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 175mgSodium 1564mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 14gSugar 34gProtein 41g

Disclaimer: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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