Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer tikka masala is a tangy tomato gravy with fried paneer dancing in it.Its a gaurmett side dish in all punjabi cuisine.We can also prepare dry paneer tikka in the same manner.We had parottas and paneer tikka masala for our dinner.



For Marination:
1.Paneer cubes          -        1 cup
2.Thick curd              -        1 tbsp
3.Chilli pwdr            -         1 tsp
4.Lemon juice           -         1 tbsp

For  gravy:
1.Onion                       -          1
2.Tomato                     -         1
3.Garlic pods               -        3
4.Ginger                       -         1/4 inch
5.Green chillies           -        2
6.Chilli pwdr               -        1/2 tsp
7.Garam masala           -        1/4 tsp
8.Cilantro                     -        hand ful

Method:
* Take a mixing bowl and mix all the ingredients for marination.
* Place it in the fridge for 1 hr.
* After an hour,shallow fry it in the tawa ,to golden brown and keep it aside.
* Take a pan add oil,splutter with mustard seeds,cumin seeds .
* Saute the chopped onion and sprinkle some salt .
* When it oozes out oil,add the minced garlic and ginger to the mixture.
* Let it get sauteed well.
* Puree the tomato and dump it in the mixture.
* When the tomato puree is cooked ,add chilli pwdr and mix it well.
* Now slowly fold in the fried paneer cubes.
* Cover and cook for 2 mins .Add cream ,if we want the gravy to be thick.
* Turn off the stove and garnish with cilantro.

Serve hot with chapathi,parotta....

15 comments:

Kurinji said...

The green topping adds perfect contrast to the orange yellow gravy...
Kurinji

Suja Sugathan said...

Rich and creamy gravy..love paneer,this looks super yum.

Reva said...

Bookmarked this one savitha...the gravy looks yum and the colour combination is just perfect.
Reva.
www.kaarasaaram.com

aipi said...

Any paneer dish is my favorite and this one is super favorite!
Looks awesome

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Shanavi said...

adichi nevuthu de..Supero super..

Swathi said...

Paneer tikka masala looks delicious. I am sure they taste great with roti or chapathi

Santosh Bangar said...

looking wonderfu and creamy curryis tasty

Kitchen Boffin said...

being a paneer lover i can't help looking at this dish again n again and of course drool :)
looks great savitha.. great recipe!

SheenaBabu said...

beautiful......good job

Pushpa said...

Paneer tikka masala looks delicious.

Padhu said...

looks so inviting .
Wishes for a very Happy and prosperous New Year
Padhuskitchen

Priya said...

Slurp, fingerlicking paneer tikka masala, just drooling here..

Ameya said...

Paneer is always such a delight. I have yet to try paneer tikka masala though, so your post might just prompt me to try my hand :)

Nisa Homey said...

slurp...slurp....Happy new year.

Ramya said...

Came here while searching for paneer tikka masala.Looks yumm!!U have a nice blog

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