Paneer Tikka Masala

Veg Vegan Meat

Paneer Tikka Masala is a traditional Indian veg curry made by grilling paneer cubes which are mixed in a spicy onion-tomato gravy. It tastes similar to the curry served in most Indian restaurant

Paneer Tikka Masala

YIELD

8 serving

TYPE

Veg Curry

TIME

1 hour

LEVEL

Medium

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Marinate Paneer and Veggies

In a bowl, pour mustard oil and add paprika. Mix until the paprika dilutes with the oil and add coriander, tandoori, cumin and turmeric powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, curd, and gram flour. Mix until everything is incorporated well

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Marinate Paneer and Veggies

Now add the paneer cubes, red, green bell pepper, and onion. Mix gently with your hands until the marinade coats well on all paneer and veggies

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Close the bowl with a lid and allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes

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Marinate Paneer and Veggies

Now take a wooden skewer and insert the marinated onion, bell pepper, paneer alternatively and it is now ready to be grilled. You can also grill them without the skewers if it is not handy

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Marinate Paneer and Veggies

Now in a grilling pan with medium heat, drizzle some oil and place the skewers. Make sure to rotate on all the sides to cook the veggies and paneer evenly or until you notice a nice golden and charred texture

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Making Paneer Tikka

Remove the grilled Paneer and veggies from heat and reserve them for later use

Making Paneer Tikka

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In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and add cashew nuts and onion. Saute until the onion turns soft

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Making Paneer Tikka Masala

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Now add the tomatoes and saute until it turns mushy

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Making Paneer Tikka Masala

Now transfer the onion-tomato mixture to the blender and grind it into a smooth paste. Make sure to grind the mixture once it completely cools down. And reserve the paste for later use

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Making Paneer Tikka Masala

In a pan with medium heat, pour oil and add the cinnamon stick, cardamom, cloves, cumin seeds, green chili, and onion. Saute until the onion turns soft

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Making Paneer Tikka Masala

Add paprika, coriander powder, tandoori masala, turmeric powder, salt, ginger-garlic paste, and leftover marinade. Saute until they turn fragrant

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Making Paneer Tikka Masala

Now add the reserved masala paste, 2 cups of water, and give a good mix. Allow the gravy to boil for 5 to 7 minutes

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Making Paneer Tikka Masala

Now add the grilled paneer and veggies to the masala gravy and give a good mix

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Making Paneer Tikka Masala

Finally add the crushed Kasuri methi, coriander leaves and give a quick mix. Now the delicious Paneer Tikka Masala is ready for you to taste and enjoy

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Making Paneer Tikka Masala

Serve this lip-smacking Paneer Tikka Masala with Naan, roti, chapati, Basmati rice, or other rice dishes of your choice for lunch and dinner

Serving

15

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