Paneer Tikka Masala

    25 mins

    This delicious aromatic dish is a favourite of my family! I learned to make it in a long tedious way but I've developed my own quick and easy way to make it.


    Pennsylvania, United States
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    Serves: 4 

    • 3 tsp vegetable oil
    • 1 small onion finely chopped
    • 2 tsp ginger-garlic paste or 2 cloves garlic minced with 1 small knob ginger
    • 1/4 large capsicum cut finely lengthwise
    • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 2 tsp tandoori masala (MDH is a good one)
    • 1/4 tsp garam masala
    • 1/2 tsp haldi and coriander powder
    • 1 tsp dry or fresh methi leaves
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • salt to taste
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 1 tsp tomato paste
    • 1 drop orange red food coloring
    • 250 gms paneer cubes
    • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Heat oil in a pan. Place onions, ginger-garlic paste, capsicum and cumin seeds in a pan and saute in oil till the cumin crackles.
    2. Add the rest of the masalas, sugar and salt and saute for 3 mins
    3. Add milk and mix well.
    4. Add the tomato paste and if they're not ripe and red, mix the food coloring.
    5. Let simmer for 10 mins.
    6. Add the paneer cubes and let it simmer for 5 mins. Add red chilli powder. Adjust seasonings for taste.
    7. Serve with garlic naans or rice.

    Make it healthier

    I try to make it healthier by using unfried paneer and skim milk instead of whole milk.

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    Its nice. I will tell my wife to prepare  -  15 Dec 2010


    loving it....  -  13 Sep 2012


    Served it last weekend at my brother-in-law's birthday party. Got many compliments.  -  20 May 2010