Paneer Tikka Masala

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Oct. 04, 2013

Yummy Vegetarian version of Chicken Tikka Masala. This recipe used barbequed paneer chunks simmered in a Tikka Masala gravy and topped with green peppers and red onions.


Paneer cubes 350 Gram
Ginger paste 1 Teaspoon
Garlic paste 1 Teaspoon
Tandoori masala 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Salt To Taste
Cream 3 Tablespoon
Onion 1/2 Medium , cut into large pieces, barbecued
Green bell pepper 1/2 Medium , seeded, cut into large pieces, barbecued
For the curry paste
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Red onion 1 Medium , chopped finely
Green chillies 3 Medium , chopped finely
Ginger piece 1 Inch , chopped
Garlic 8 Clove (40 gm) , chopped
Cloves 4 Medium
Cardamom pod 2 Medium
Cinnamon stick 1 Small
Sugar 1 Teaspoon
Red chili powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Turmeric powder 1 Teaspoon
Garam masala 2 Teaspoon
Tomato puree/Tomato paste 2 Teaspoon
Tomato 1 Large , chopped
For garnish
Coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely



1. In a bowl, add the paneer cubes and tandoori masala, ginger and garlic paste and salt to taste. Mix well till coated. Cover and let it sit for at least 1 hour.

2. Skewer it and grill till it is cooked on all sides. Remove from grill and set aside.


3. In a pan heat oil. Put the onions and sauté till translucent. Add the green chillies, ginger and garlic. Continue to sauté till the onion turns brown. Put the cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. Sprinkle the sugar and continue to sauté till they are caramelized.

4. Season with red chilli powder, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Add the tomato puree and stir well till it is incorporated into the sauce. Put in the tomatoes and stir well. Cover and cook for a few minutes or till the tomatoes are soft (add little water if it is to dry to avoid burning). Turn off the heat.

5. Transfer the sauce into the blender (retain some in the pan if desired, for the texture). Blend till it a smooth paste.

6. Return the paste to the pan and turn on the heat to medium. Stir the paste well and cook for a minute. Add the paneer cubes and stir well. Pour the cream, stir to mix and put in the barbecued onions and green pepper. Cook for a few more minutes while stirring gently and turn off the heat.


7. In a serving plate, garnish with coriander leaves and serve the paneer tikka with rotis or rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 261Calories from Fat 75

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 9 g13.8%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 2023 mg84.29%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 14 g

Protein 15 g30%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet