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Paneer Tikka Masala



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 60 mins (30m prep + 30m cook)
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

paneer tikka masala

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.In a bowl, combine yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, and salt.
  2. 2.Add the cubed paneer cheese to the marinade and mix well. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. 3.Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the marinated paneer and cook until lightly browned on all sides. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. 4.In the same pan, add chopped onions and cook until golden brown.
  5. 5.Add tomato puree and cook for a few minutes until the oil separates from the mixture.
  6. 6.Meanwhile, blend the soaked cashew nuts with a little water to form a smooth paste.
  7. 7.Add the cashew paste to the pan and mix well.
  8. 8.Stir in heavy cream and crushed kasuri methi. Cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  9. 9.Add the cooked paneer to the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together.
  10. 10.Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with naan or rice.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightFor extra smoky flavor, you can grill the marinated paneer cubes on a barbecue or grill pan before adding them to the sauce.
  • chevron_rightIf you prefer a spicier dish, you can increase the amount of red chili powder or add a finely chopped green chili to the sauce.
  • chevron_rightTo make it vegan, you can substitute the paneer cheese with tofu and use coconut cream instead of heavy cream.