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Paneer Tikka Masala (Revisited)

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Marinated Paneer is pan fried and simmered in a creamy tomato gravy. YUMMM!!!
Ingredients
For the marinade
  Paneer cubes 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Red bell pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cubed
  Hung yogurt/Greek yogurt 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onion chunks 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon (or to taste)
  Kashmiri red chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garam masala powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Ginger garlic 1⁄2 Tablespoon, mince
  Dry fenugreek leaves 1 Teaspoon, crush
For the gravy
  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon stick piece 1 Inch
  Cloves 3 Small
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Tomato puree 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (2 large tomato used)
  Coriander powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cumin powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Kashmiri red chilli powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (as desired)
  Heavy cream 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
To fry paneer and vegetables
  Oil 4 Teaspoon, divided
Directions

GETTING READY
For the marinade
1. In a mixing bowl combine hung yogurt, red chili powder, garam masala powder, ginger garlic paste, salt, lemon juice, oil, fenugreek leaves.
2. Equally divide the marinade into two separate bowls, marinade one with the paneer and the other with onions and red pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes

MAKING
For the tomato gravy
3. In a wide pan pour 2 tablespoon of oil and season the cinnamon stick, cloves and sauté for 10 minutes until fragrant.
4. Add onions and sauté until they are soft, add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes or until the raw smell are gone.
5. Add the spices red chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder, fry everything for 30 seconds, do not burn the spices.
6. Add tomato puree and cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes or until oil oozes out from the side of the pan. Pour water and reduce the heat, continue to simmer.
7. In another skillet pour two teaspoon of oil and fry the vegetables on high heat for few minutes, reduce the flame to medium and keep stirring and cooking until the vegetables crisp tender or until partially cooked.
8. Once the vegetables are cooked turn off the heat and transfer the vegetables in a bowl, set aside.
9. In the same skillet, pour 2 teaspoon of oil and fry the marinated paneer until golden brown on all sides.
10. Once done turn off the heat and add the paneer and vegetables to the tomato gravy. Stir everything until well combined.
11. Add in the cream and salt, bring the sauce to a boil, adjust the seasoning at this point and then turn off the heat.

SERVING
12. Serve the Paneer Tikka Masala with Roti or Naan.

Things You Will Need
Mixing bowl
Medium size wide pan

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Paneer
Preparation Time: 
45 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 472 Calories from Fat 300

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 34 g52.3%

Saturated Fat 9.1 g45.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 41.2 mg13.7%

Sodium 872.4 mg36.3%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.2%

Dietary Fiber 6 g23.8%

Sugars 14.4 g

Protein 18 g35.4%

Vitamin A 47.3% Vitamin C 80.2%

Calcium 21.6% Iron 14%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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