Monday, March 9, 2009

Paneer Tikka Masala

This is one of sanjeev kapoor's gravy recipe which tastes just like the paneer tikka masala served in many try it and its perfect gravy whenever u invite Ur guests for lunch or here's the recipe of it ....


For the paneer tikka
1 cup paneer cut into cubes
1/2 cup capsicum cut into cubes
1/2 cup mushroom cut into quarter
1 tsp crushed kasoori methi
1 cup hung curds/yogurt
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tbsp cream
1 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
1/2 tsp sugar if the curds is sour
2 tbsp oil
For the masala
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 finely chopped onion
2 finely chopped tomato
7-8 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1/4 cup tomato puree
1/4 cup fresh cream
1 tsp crushed kasoori methi
2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp oil
For the paneer tikka
  • Mix curds,ginger-garlic paste,fresh cream,red chilli powder,kasoori methi,lemon juice,sugar and salt and marinate the paneer, green capsicum,mushroom for an hour atleast in the refrigerator
  • Thread the Paneer,mushroom & capsicum onto skewers and keep it ready.
  • Rub the grill of the oven with oil and place the skewers on it
  • Grill for 5-10 min in an preheated oven at 180 C. overturn again, baste with oil and grill for another 5 min . Serve hot

    ( u can even use non stick pan to make these tikka if u do not have an oven)
For the Masala
  • Heat oil & butter in a pan add cumin seeds and when it starts to change its colour put chopped onion and fry till light brown

  • Add garlic cloves and fry till brown, then add ginger-garlic paste and fry for couple of minutes

  • Add chopped tomatoes,salt and fry till its soft and mashed

  • Then add tomato puree and fry for 5 minutes,then add turmeric powder,red chilli powder,coriander powder,cumin powder and fry for another 2 minutes on a low flame till it forms a lump

  • Add 1 1/2 cups of water and allow it to boil for 10 minutes or till the gravy is semi-thick

  • Then add kasoori methi,garam masala powder,cream and mix well(add salt if needed)

  • Remove the tikkas from the skewers and mix in the gravy, cover and cook for another 5 minutes and then serve hot with Roti or Naan


  1. hi you have a nice blog here..many indian recipes too..i love your pics n dishes!!

  2. thanks lavanya...u too have many recipes in such a short time....

  3. If I may make a suggestion to this recipe to make it look more professional restaurant style paneer tikka masala, it would be when you saute the onions and the tomatos, do not cook them all the way. take them off the flame and put them thru a blender and turn it into a paste form. Add back into the pan onto the flame and go ahead and add the other ingriedents. End result an authentic restaurant quality paneer tikka masala. Bon Aptit !

  4. thanks sanjay....will definately try that next time when i make this gravy....

  5. Hi..u hv got a gr8 blog with mouth waterin dishes & pics..I am a beginner in cookin..I would like to knw how to make tikka in a non-stick pan..

  6. Hi sheetal, nice to know that u like my blog...Thread the Paneer,mushroom & capsicum onto skewers first, then heat 2 tsp oil in a pan, and then shallow fry it on a medium flame on all the sides till its golden brown and then serve as u want to..just as a starter or in a gravy as i have done..( keep turning once or twice)

  7. Thanks for posting this recipe. I was looking for one similar to what I had in a restaurant. This was excellent!

  8. we loved ur dish, instead of tikka i added fresh paneer and it tasted great. Thanks

  9. Thanks for trying it glad you liked it...

  10. Loved this dish. Followed your recipe to the T and it turned out good.