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PANEER TIKKA MASALA

December 29, 2010 6:21 pm 2 comments
Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer tikka masala is a simple yet special dish, an all time favorite of all especially for its aromatic flavors and creamy appearance. Delicious chunks of paneer are marinated in spicy yoghurt fried or roasted and cooked in a silky spicy sauce. Paneer tikka masala is a gourmet dish flavorful and exotic to taste that makes a delightful dish for any kind of formal dinner or occasion.

An amazing dish that originated from the north Indian cuisine and made a superlative connotation all over the World! The striking tikka masala subsequently is popular spicy gravy mixed with chicken to derive the chicken tikka masala which is the national dish in Britain. Indian cuisine is highly influential and versatile.

Paneer or cottage cheese is the vegetarian’s protein replacement instead of meat. Paneer tikka or marinated paneer pieces make an excellent all-day-long snack. This favorite gravy dish goes well with Indian rotis (especially the butter naan or garlic naan) and steaming hot jeera rice. Although the dish flaunts the flavors of the north, it is equally relished all over India and abroad. The carb and protein rich meal is enjoyed by the young and old alike. The fresher the paneer, tastier are the tikkas and subsequently the gravy or masala Paneer. Tikkas can also be served plain, without the gravy as a barbeque snack. The marinated paneer can also be served within toasted or grilled sandwiches.

Paneer is a product of milk popular mainly in India; there are many recipes of Paneer very popular in India. Usually it is in the combination with palak, aloo, chicken. It can be prepared in red, white, green and brown Gravy. This authentic dish has a wonderful tangy flavor as the paneer are delicately combined in a mix of lemon juice, ginger, garlic, chilli powder, coriander powder, salt and yoghurt marinated and then fried to give a thrilling aroma and smoky taste to the paneer chunks. The sauce is mild, nutty and a perfect match for the paneer. Paneer (a South Asian cheese) is absolutely gorgeous especially when accompanied by a Tikka Masala sauce, rice and chapatti.

Indian cuisine is characterized by a delicate play of a variety of spices and combining them to produce unique flavors. The difference in the local cuisine in India is well defined regionally. Indian food has gained prominence world-wide and Westerners have developed a palate for Indian dishes. The famous Indian dishes include the most sought after tandoor dishes like tandoori chicken, tikka masalas and breads like naan. The different tikka masalas offer the flavor of tandoori spices in rich thick gravy which goes perfectly well with Indian breads. The paneer can also be replaced with chicken grilled with tandoori spices to make chicken tikka masala.

Paneer tikka masala is a dish so familiar with India, and so readily available everywhere, that the ordering, eating and enjoying of this spicy dish marks a tourist’s rite of passage into Indian cuisine. If you are a first time traveler and unsure what Indian meal to order, never fear, pick the paneer tikka masala! The creamy marinade mixed with traditional spices is best set overnight to seal in the flavor. For the true spice lover, the basic recipe can be easily adjusted for more or less punch.

For preparing this dish, firstly cut all the vegetables (capsicum, onion and tomato) and paneer in cubes and keep a side. Take a mixing bowl add thick curd, red chilli powder, salt, kasoori methi powder, lime juice and add little oil and mix well, add all the vegetables and paneer mix well.

In a non stick pan add one table spoon of oil, add marinated paneer and vegetables, cook  on both the sides till it gives a nice smoky flavor. Once it is done keep it aside. Take a pan add oil, cumin seeds, chopped onions, salt to taste, turmeric, ginger garlic paste, all purpose flour, mix well and cook for 3min,now add tomato pure, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, mix well, and let it cook till you can see oil oozing out.

Once it is done add little water as per the consistency you require, bring it to boil, then add cooked paneer and vegetables, garam masala powder, cream as needed and cook for 3min and finish it of with coriander leaves.   I am sure you would not like to miss watching the making of this superlative dish at:

http://www.vahrehvah.com/Paneer+Tikka+Masala:6803

To give a slight variation to the paneer you can skip the masala gravy. Place the marinated paneer pieces on a baking sheet. Set the oven to broil and cook for 10 minutes on the first side. Turn the pieces over and broil for 6 additional minutes. You can also add chunk pieces of tomato, onion and green pepper as desired. Serve immediately over rice or as a side dish. Easy, tasty and healthy to eat!

Paneer Tikka Masala


Paneer Tikka Masala


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Author : Admin Published On : Feb 7, 2010
Preparation Time: 7 min Recipe Type :

Veg-Main

Cooking Time :
25 min
Standing Time : 5-8 mins
Yield4 (4 servings) Ingredient : Paneer Cheese

Description : Please watch the Video recipe to be updated

Recipe of Paneer Tikka Masala
Ingredient Name Unit Quantity
all purpose flour


tsp


1


capsicum


grams


50


coriander leaves


bunch


1


Coriander powder


tbsp


1


cream fresh


0


as needed


cumin powder


tsp


1/2


cumin seeds


tsp


1


curd thick


cup


1


garamasala


0


pinch


ginger garlic paste


tsp


1


kasoori methi


0


pinch


lime juice


number


1/2


oil


tbsp


3


onion


number


50


onion chopped


cup


1


paneer


lbs


1


red chilli powder


tbsp


1


salt


0


as per taste


tomato


number


50


tomato pure


cup


1


turmeric powder


0


pinch



Directions | How to make Paneer Tikka Masala
First cut all the vegetables and paneer in cubes and keep a side.

Take a bowl add thick curd, red chilli powder,salt,kasoori methi powder, lime juice and add oil little mix well and add all the vegetables and paneer mix well.

In a non stick pan add one table spoon of  oil ,add marinated paneer and vegetables, cook  both the sides, once it is done keep a side.

Take a pan add oil, cumin seeds,onion chopped, salt pinch, turmeric,ginger garlic paste, all purpose flour, mix cook for 3min,now add tomato pure, coriander powder,cumin powder,red chilli powder, mix well, and let it cook till u can see oil.

once it is done add water as need,bring it to boil, then add cooked paneer and vegetables, garamasala powder, cream as needed and cook for 3min and finish it of with coriander leaves.

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