Paneer Tikka Masala


Paneer                                             - 250gms

Tomato                                            - 2 

Ginger & garlic paste                     -  1 tsp

Capsicum                                         - 1

Onion                                              - 1 

Coriander powder                           - 1 tsp

Chili powder                                   - 1 tsp

Turmeric Powder                            - 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala Powder                   - 1 tsp

Kasoori methi                                  - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds                                    - 1 tsp 

Yogurt                                            - 3 tbsp 

Oil                                                  - 5 tbsp 

Salt                                                 - to taste


For the marinade :

Combine paneer, yogurt, salt, kasoori methi, chilli powder and allow to marinate in a airtight box in the refrigerator for an hr.

Take a frying  pan heat  1 tsp of oil, saute the marinated paneer pieces till golden brown and drain it in paper towels. Keep aside 

In the same pan  heat  1 tsp of oil. 

When hot add the cumin seeds.When it splutters...

Add the onion and saute it till translucent..

Then add ginger & garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off.

Add the turmeric powder ,coriander powder and a little bit of salt.

Add the capsicum pieces and saute for 2 minutes.

Add the tomato puree,garam masala and saute till oil oozes from the masala.

Add 1 1/2 cups of water and allow to boil.

Then add the paneer pieces, cook in medium heat till the paneer gets soft and absorbs the masala.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Paneer Tikka Masala is ready to serve.

Goes well with Paratha, Roti and Rice....