Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Paneer Tikka Masala


I made this for the Thanks giving pot luck we had with our friends this year. I was not sure what to take for the potluck and then decided to make something with paneer.
This is the first time I made paneer tikka masala and it came out well.
I read many recipes for the same and finally adapted the recipe from cookingandme blog
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Below is the recipe details
Ingredients for making Tikka
  1. Paneer -  14 oz. ( I used the store bought paneer ) – cubed
  2. Bell pepper – cubed ( a few ) – I used different colored ones.
  3. Onions – cubed
  4. Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
  6. Corainder powder – 1 tsp
  7. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  8. Yoghurt -  3 tbsp
  9. Salt – to taste
  10. Kasoori methi – 1/2 tsp.
  11. Ginger garlic paste – 1/2 tsp
  12. Oil – 1 – 2 tsp
Method
Mix all the ingredients ( 1- 11 above ) and marinate it for atleast 30 mins.
Heat a tawa or wide pan, Add the 1 – 2 tsp oil . Add the marinated paneer , bell peppers and Onions.
Cook it until the paneer and vegetables is toasted well and keep it aside.
Note : Make sure to keep the flame on medium – high heat . You can add the paneer and vegetables separately also . I don’t have the skewers , so I directly charred both together in the pan.
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Ingredients for Masala
  1. Onion – 1 ( big ) – minced
  2. Tomatoes – 3 ( medium ) – pureed
  3. Coriander powder – 1 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  5. Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  6. Ginger Garlic paste -  1 tsp
  7. Kasoori methi – 1 tbsp
  8. Cream – 1/4 cup ( I used half n half milk )
  9. Salt – to taste
  10. Coriander leaves
  11. Oil – 1 – 2 tbsp.
  12. Garam masala – 1/2  tsp
Method
Heat oil in the pan , Add the cumin seeds and allow it to splutter. Add the minced onions and saute until it turns brown. Then add the Ginger – garlic paste and saute for few mins
Now add the Tomato puree ,  spice powders ( corainder , garam masala , turmeric , chill powder ) and salt and allow it to boil for 20 seconds ( add  1/2 cup water if reqd )
Once the raw smell goes and the mixture gets thickened , Add the cream , Paneer tikkas , kasoori methi and corainder leaves and gently stir the masala.
Switch off the flame and serve it with hot rotis or jeera rice.
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