Paneer Tikka Masala

Dear Friends,

Presenting Paneer Tikka Masala, spicy tangy vegetable is so flavorful and delicious, I am sure it won’t last longer. It can be eaten with rice or roti. This recipe feeds around 5 people.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes


Paneer – 400 gm
Onion – 2
Red and Green pepper – 1 each
Tomato / Tomato puree – 2 / 1 1/2 cup
Strained / Thick yogurt – 1 cups
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Oil for cooking
Salt to taste
Water – 1/4 cup

Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tbsp
Yogurt – 2 cup
Besan – 1 tbsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric / Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Mint leaves 4-5 or dry mint powder -1/4 tsp
Chopped green chilies – 2
Salt to taste


1. Prepare marinate by mixing all the ingredients in a big bowl. Chop Paneer in 1 inch rectangular cubes, 1 onion in big pieces layer separated and also chop green and red pepper in a big cubes.

2. Soak Paneer in marinate. Heat a not stick pan, add 1 tbsp of oil and sauté paneer until it is gold brown from all the sides about 2-3 minutes. Follow the same process for onion, green pepper and red pepper.
Saute Paneer and veg

3.In pan boil onion water for 2-3 minutes or until it is little soft. Drain the water and make a smooth paste. If you are not using ready-made tomato puree, you can also add tomato with onion in boiling water and make a paste.
Boil onion

4. In a pan heat 2 tbsp oil, add 1 tsp cumin seeds. When cumin seeds are sautéed add onion paste, 1 tsp of chili powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala powder. Saute the mixture on medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cup tomato puree and saute for 3-4 minutes. Then add whisked thick yogurt and if any leftover marinate and add it to the pan.

5. Stir the mixture and simmer on low for 1-2 minute and add sautéed paneer, onion, green and red pepper and let it simmer for another minute or two.
Paneer Tikka

6. Enjoy this spicy and rich dish with rice and/or roti.

Try cooking this dish and let me know your comments 🙂

Also let me know if you have any questions regarding the dish.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Until next time!

Author: Bhavna's Food Journey

Welcome to Bhavna's food journey! Join me in cooking easy, simple, healthy and delicious food. I am a mother of two adult children and understand the fast life of today's adult. Hope you will enjoy and try my recipes. Looking forward to hearing from you!!

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