Monday, January 28, 2013

Paneer Tikka Masala

I love paneer dishes especially tried with home-made paneer.I tried this paneer tikka masala from the vahchef website.I made a few changes..
The outcome was excellent and it tasted almost restaurant-like.


Paneer - 10 ,1-inch cubes

Tomato - 2 medium(fully ripe).Puree it in a blender.

Bell pepper - 2 cut into inch cubes

Onion - 1 medium diced

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Chili powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp

Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp

Kasoori methi - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Garam Masala Powder - 1tsp

Oil - 6 tablespoon

Yogurt - 3 tablespoon

Salt - to taste


For the marinade :

Combine paneer,yogurt,salt,kasoori methi,chillipowder and allow to marinate in a airtight box in the refrigerator for 1 hr.
After 1 hr ,in a pan with 1 tsp oil,saute the marinated paneer pieces till slightly brown and drain them in paper towels.Keep aside

In the same pan,heat oil.When hot,add the cumin seeds.When it splutters,add the onion and allow to brown a little.

Now add ginger-garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes off.Add the turmeric powder ,chili 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,boil on medium heat till the paneer gets soft and absorbs the masala.Check for salt and garnish with coriander leaves.


Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Looking so tasty and yummy:)

Mahi said...

Love the addition of capsicums, masala looks delicious!

Prathima Rao said...

Looks too yumm...Nice color of the gravy!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Hema said...

Look at the color of the gravy, very very tempting..

Swati Sapna said...

Paneer tikka masala is my in-laws favorite restaurant dish! I have never tried making it at home though... but your recipe sounds really good! Maybe I shd give it a shot and impress the in-laws ;)

Priya said...

Love to enjoy thoroughly with some naans,delightful paneer tikka masala.

Meerra said...

Thanks for the nice yummy recipe. Sure to try it.
Thanks Meerra

Maha Gadde said...

Wow very very tempting idea in making yummy

Teena Mary said...

Mouthwatering recipe! Loved the thick gravy!!

Mahi said...

I tried this last week Ramya! Adjusted a bit according to our taste-buds though..thanks for the recipe!

Mahi said...

Recipe is there on my English blog Ramya! Thanks again!

ramya anand said...

Thanx for trying Mahi!!