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Paneer tikka masala - Cottage Cheese dipped in Sour cream, cooked with Capsicum, Onion and Tomatoes

Updated on April 9, 2013
Paneer Tikka Masala
Paneer Tikka Masala
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Cook Time

Prep time: 1 hour
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 15 min
Yields: 1 lb Paneer Serves two

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Paneer, Cottage Cheese (Follow pics below for all descripton given)
  • 1 lb Light Sour Cream
  • Two Onions, Cut into Large pieces
  • Two Capsicum, Sliced
  • One Tomato, Cut into Large pieces
  • Some Hot Sauce
  • Two Spoons Red Chilli Powder
  • Three Spoons Kitchen King Spice, Everest or any garam masala that you can find
  • Oil, For cooking and deep fry
  • Some Ginger
  • Some Garlic
  • One Spoon Chilli Soya Sauce

Instructions

  1. Take A Container and add Sour cream, Red Chilli powder and hot sauce to it and mix well
  2. Add in the cubed Paneer pieces and mix well. Add one spoon of Chilli Soya Sauce and mix well
  3. Cover it with a Lid and set aside on hour for marinating
  4. Deep fry capsicum and large cut onions (Set aside half of onions for gravy) and place in a paper napkin to drain off excess oil
  5. Deep fry the marinated Paneer and place in a paper napkin to drain off excess oil. Leave the excess cream in the container to be used as gravy
  6. Pour some oil in a frying pan and lightly fry garlic, ginger, onion and tomato
  7. Grind it into smooth mixture and put it in the marinated container and mix with left over cream.
  8. Put oil in frying pan, add cumin seeds when hot and add few sliced green chillis
  9. Add in the blended mixture and add in 3 spoons of Kitchen King spice
  10. Mix well, add one cup of water and cover with the lid for few minutes, leave it on medium heat
  11. When you see the bubbles add in the fried capsicum, onion and Paneer and mix well
  12. Add salt and cover it with lid for few minutes and stirr from time to time.
  13. After 5 minutes, Your delicious Paneer Tikka Masala will be all ready to eat. Garnish with Fresh Cilantro leaves if you like.
Cubed Cottage Cheese (Paneer)
Cubed Cottage Cheese (Paneer)
Light Sour Cream
Light Sour Cream
Hot Sauce
Hot Sauce
Red Chilli Powder
Red Chilli Powder
Add two spoons of chilli powder and three spoon of hot sauce to the Sour cream
Add two spoons of chilli powder and three spoon of hot sauce to the Sour cream
Mix well
Mix well
Add in the Paneer cubes and mix well
Add in the Paneer cubes and mix well
Chilli Soy Sauce
Chilli Soy Sauce
Add one spoon of Chilli Soy Sauce
Add one spoon of Chilli Soy Sauce
Mix well
Mix well
Cover it with a Lid and leave for an hour for marination
Cover it with a Lid and leave for an hour for marination
Slice capsicum into slender pieces
Slice capsicum into slender pieces
Chop onion into big pieces
Chop onion into big pieces
deep fry onion and Capsicum (Set aside half of the onion for making gravy)
deep fry onion and Capsicum (Set aside half of the onion for making gravy)
Place them on a paper napkin to drain off excess oil and set aside
Place them on a paper napkin to drain off excess oil and set aside
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped tomatoes
Ginger and Garlic
Ginger and Garlic
Take the marinated paneer cubes and deep fry them in oil (Leave the excess marinated cream in the container for gravy )
Take the marinated paneer cubes and deep fry them in oil (Leave the excess marinated cream in the container for gravy )
Put them on paper napkin to drain out excess oil and set aside
Put them on paper napkin to drain out excess oil and set aside
Pour oil in frying pan
Pour oil in frying pan
Lightly Fry ginger garlic onion and tomatoes
Lightly Fry ginger garlic onion and tomatoes
Put in a grinder and blend it to smooth paste for gravy
Put in a grinder and blend it to smooth paste for gravy
Put the blended mixture in the marinated container and mix well
Put the blended mixture in the marinated container and mix well
Pour Oil in frying pan and put some cumin seeds when oil is hot
Pour Oil in frying pan and put some cumin seeds when oil is hot
Put in few sliced green chilli if you want to make it spicy (Optional)
Put in few sliced green chilli if you want to make it spicy (Optional)
Kitchen King Spice
Kitchen King Spice
Pour the gravy in the frying pan and add three spoon of Kitchen King Spice
Pour the gravy in the frying pan and add three spoon of Kitchen King Spice
Mix well, add a cup of water and cover it with a Lid and heat in medium flame for five minutes
Mix well, add a cup of water and cover it with a Lid and heat in medium flame for five minutes
You will see the bubbles
You will see the bubbles
Add in the fried onion and capsicum and mix well
Add in the fried onion and capsicum and mix well
Add in the fried paneer and mix well
Add in the fried paneer and mix well
Add in Salt
Add in Salt
Cover with lid and Let it boil for few minutes on medium heat, stirr from time to time
Cover with lid and Let it boil for few minutes on medium heat, stirr from time to time
You will see bubbles, stirr well and switch off the heat
You will see bubbles, stirr well and switch off the heat
Your Paneer tikka Masala is all ready, You can Garnish wit fresh Cilantro leaves if you like.
Your Paneer tikka Masala is all ready, You can Garnish wit fresh Cilantro leaves if you like.

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      @Kaavya thanks for appreciating the recipe !!

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      Kaavya 4 years ago

      Looks total yummy I tried n it's so yummy :) Thankyou n write more recipes :) love you

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Thanks Sunil !!

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      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 4 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Hi,

      I shall give a try and comment on. Keep on writing such nice stuff.

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Thanks Susan !! It's one of my personall favorites ! Hope you have a nice time cooking this out :)

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      Susan 4 years ago from India

      Wow this looks very yummy. Worth giving a try. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

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      mr-veg 4 years ago from Colorado United States

      Hope you have a yummy treat time Robin ! Enjoy the weekend and let me know how it went :)

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      Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

      I am heading out for Indian food this weekend because you made my mouth water!