Thursday, January 26, 2012

Paneer Tikka Masala-Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe (gravy)

Paneer tikka masala is a very popular dish made with paneer (Indian cottage cheese). It tastes heavenly with roti, naan, chapati and flavored rice.This dish is great for parties and will be a hit with guests also. Today let us learn how to make paneer tikka masala gravy following this easy recipe. Another great addition to my list of paneer recipes for all paneer lovers out there. Enjoy!

Paneer Tikka Masala
How to prepare Paneer Tikka Masala gravy
Recipe source

Ingredients needed

For marination

Paneer -200 grams
Capsicum - 1 green (remove the seeds)
Tomato - 1 big (remove the seeds)

Hung curd - 1/2 cup (see notes below)
Red chilli powder- 3/4 -1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste -1/4 tsp
Kasoori methi -1/4 tsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Salt as required
Oil - 1 tbsp

1 - 1 1/2 tbsp of oil for shallow frying

For the gravy

Oil - 1 tbsp
Jeera seeds/ cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Finely chopped onion -1 big
Turmeric powder -a pinch
Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
All purpose flour/maida -1/2 tsp
Tomato puree - 1 cup
Coriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin powder -1/2 tsp
Chilli powder -1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder - 3/4 tsp
Cream - 1/4 cup (
Dairy cream)

Paneer tikka masala gravyPreparation

Cut paneer into cubes, capsicum and tomato into big square pieces.

In a bowl, mix hung curd, salt, chilli powder, kasoori methi, ginger garlic paste, lemon juice and oil. Then add paneer, capsicum and tomato. Mix well and keep it aside for 1 hour. Let it marinate.

Then heat oil in a non stick pan or tawa and shallow fry the marinated paneer, capsicum and tomato separately both sides till light brown. Keep it aside.


Heat oil in a pan, add jeera seeds when it splutters, add onion and saute nicely till it becomes golden brown colour.

Add ginger garlic paste, maida, turmeric powder and cook for a further few minutes.

Add tomato puree, all the spice powder (coriander powder, cumin powder and chilli powder) , needed salt and cook till the mixture oozes out oil. (add salt for the gravy alone as we have already added salt for the vegetables and paneer)

Add a cup of water, bring it to boil, add the shallow fried paneer, capsicum, tomato, garam masala and cook on low flames for 3-4 minutes.

Switch off the flame, stir in cream and garnish with coriander leaves. Serve hot with Naan, chapati or any Indian bread or pulao.

Note -I did not add cream.You can add cream to the dish to make it more rich and yummy. The color of the gravy will lighten than what you see in the picture after adding cream.

Hung curd - Hang the curd in a clean muslin cloth for 4-5 hours to drain out all the water from the curd. I hung nearly 1 1/2 cups of curd to get 1/2 cup of hung curd.

Meet you all again with another interesting post, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Delicious rich and spicy gravy. looks tasty

  2. That sure looks tenpting and its one my fav dsh too!!!

  3. Paneer an all time favorite...this recipes sounds too good and looks really yum

  4. Paneer tikka masala looks so creamy and yummy...

  5. Nicely textured tikka, awesome click too.

  6. My mouth is already watering! I love Paneer tikka masala at the restaurants but I've never tried it at home since because of any mysterious reason,my paneer dishes always turn out to be a disaster.But yours sounds really easy.Gotta try it.

  7. awesome paneer tikkas mssala...

  8. delicious ,rich n creamy...bookmarked..thanks for the recipes !

  9. hi padhu... iam a new have lovely blog :)
    Paneer tikka masala looks so yummy

  10. What a spicy and colorful appeal this dish has got!
    The gravy looks scrumptious and the paneer of course rocks! :)

  11. wow lovely gravy and very tempting clicks .........

  12. Panner tikka looks creamy and yum

  13. My all time fav. Looks so good. Nice recipe. love to dunk in some hot rotis right away. YUM!!!

  14. The dish looks so delish and inviting... Loving it



  16. Dear Padhu
    How are you? Here after a long time. I like this recipe, specially the use of hung curd and the spicing. Great indeed. Let me see what all I have missed at your kitchen,
    have a nice weekend

  17. Delicious and mouthwatering recipe...capsicum flowers are so cute...

  18. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting masala..

  19. soooooooo nice.It is so delicious & tasty.

  20. It's my one of favourite dish , wheneverI go to restaurant then first priority to select paneer ttika masala. .. so yummy

  21. tried this recipe delicious thanks

  22. I tried it n it was just awesome!! I also added a piece of beetroot while making tomato purée n it gave it a restaurant style red colour ! Thanks

  23. Absolutely delicious! I can't wait to cook it again! Thanks padhu! Your recipes keep me motivated to cook good food!

  24. Yeah I tried it.... it was more delicious.... thank u so much mam, for this nice yummy recipe... everyone loved its taste...


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