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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Paneer Tikka Masala - Restaurant Style - Stove Top Paneer Tikka Gravy

Paneer Tikka Masala is a Popular North Indian Gravy, made with Marinated & Grilled Paneer. It tastes divine with Chapathi,Roti,Poori,Phulka's,Fried Rice & Jeera Rice.It is one of the classic gravy for Paneer lovers. I tried to grill tikka's on stove top.It came out well. Even if you don't have oven, you can easily char the Paneer & veggies on tawa.So I wanted to share with you. 



Paneer Tikka Masala

 Prep Time : 20 min. 
Cook Time : 25  minutes.
Recipe Category: sides
Recipe Source: Vahrehvah.com
Serves  :   4 . 


Ingredients

For Marination

Paneer - 200 gms.
Capsicum - 1(deseeded) .
Tomato - 1(deseeded)
Hung curd - 1/2 cup(refer notes)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp.
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Kasthuri Methi - 1 tsp.
lemon juice - 1 tbsp.
oil - 1 tsp.
Salt - As needed.


Ingredients for Tikka Masala

Onion - 1 (big).
Tomato - 2.
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp.
Coriander powder -1 tsp.
chilli powder - 1 tsp.
turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
Cashews - 12.
Fresh cream - 1/4 cup  + 1 tbsp .
kasthoori methi - 1 tsp.
butter + oil - 2 tbsp + 2 tsp.

Preparation

Cut the Paneer into cubes as shown in the picture.
Deseed the tomato & Capsicum , cut into cubes.
if you don't have hung curd,then hang  1 + 1/2 cups of curd in a muslin cloth for 1 hour to get half cup of  hung curd.

Take a Mixing bowl Mix hung curd, Ginger Garlic Paste ,Chilli Powder,Garam Masala ,Coriander Powder,Cumin Powder,Kasthuri Methi,lemon juice,salt & oil

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Add cubed Paneer, tomato & capsicum Mix well. Let it sit aside for 1/2 hour.




Method
  • Now heat the kadai, add Onions, Ginger garlic Paste,cashews. Saute till onions turns Golden brown colour.
  • Add tomatoes, add chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric Powder, Garam Masala & salt. Saute till tomatoes turns Mushy.
  • Then grind everything into a smooth paste adding little water.keep aside.




  • Now, heat the tawa, add 1 tsp of oil, arrange the Paneer & toast on both sides,  till marination dries up & it turns Golden. it takes 2 - 3 minutes to cook, else if you cook for more time Paneer turns rubbery.

  • Now remove the Paneer, in same tawa, add the cubed veggies & cook till it is chared, as shown in the Picture. veggies should maintain its crispness.
  • Heat the kadai, add butter & oil, then add fennel seeds.when you get Good aroma of fennel seeds, add Ground paste, dilute it with needed water.

  • When water starts boiling add grilled Paneer & veggies. Then rub kasthoori methi against your palms & add it.Mix well.
  • Let it cook in a Medium low flame for 2 - 3 minutes, until the gravy thickens. Then add fresh cream,mix it.Let it  cook for  1 minutes. Then finally Garnish with fresh cilantro.



Notes

  • if  hung curd is sour, adjust the lemon juice according to tanginess.
  • I used Green capscium, you can use yellow,red  or orange capsicum for nice colours.
  • Toast paneer seperately & veggies seperately for even cooking.
  • Don't over toast the Paneer, else it turns rubbery.
  • you can also use oven to toast veggies & paneer.
  • For low fat option, you can replace fresh cream with  1/4 cup of Milk ,if so cook for 2 minutes.


4 comments:

Srividhya Manikandan said...

Great share Gayatri. Love your marination. This recipe is a tricky one for me. Will try ur version.

Jeena suraj said...

Super Yummy and outstandingly Deliciousđź‘Ś...

vegindiangoodfood said...

Perfect and delicious recipe. YUMMY!

Nava K said...

Though we hardly use paneer here, we usually prefer tofu. The gravy for this dish is really so tempting. Feel like spooning all up and yumming.