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  • Writer's pictureDEVANSHI DOSHI

Paneer Tikka Masala

Author: Jain Recipes Category: Dinner, Cuisine: Indian

Yields: 4 Serving

Difficulty: Medium

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 16 Mins

Total Time: 31 Mins


For The Paneer Tikkas

1 cup paneer (cottage cheese) cubes

1/4 cup thick curds (dahi)

1/4 tsp dried ginger (soonth) powder

1 tsp chilli powder

1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)

1/2 tsp garam masala

1 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)

2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)

2 tbsp oil

salt to taste

Other Ingredients

1/2 cup boiled green peas

1 tsp cornflour

3/4 cup milk

5 whole dry kashmiri red chillies , broken into pieces

1 tbsp coriander (dhania) seeds

2 tbsp oil

1/2 cup chopped cabbage

1 tsp chopped green chillies

1 1/2 cups blanched , deseeded and chopped tomatoes

1/4 tsp dried ginger (soonth) powder

1 tbsp jain tomato ketchup , readily available

1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)

salt to taste


For the paneer tikkas

Step 1 Combine the curds, dried ginger powder (Soonth), chilli powder, dried fenugreek leaves, garam masala, besan, coriander, salt and 1 tbsp of oil in a deep bowl and mix well to prepare a marinade.

Step 2 Add the paneer pieces to it, mix gently and keep aside to marinate for 8 to 10 minutes.

Step 3 Heat the remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a nonstick tava (griddle) and cook on a high flame for 2 minutes, while tossing occasionally. Keep aside.

How to Proceed

Step 1 Combine the cornflour and milk in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.

Step 2 Combine the dry kashmiri red chillies and coriander seeds in a small non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 3 minutes.

Step 3 Allow it to cool slightly and blend in a mixer till smooth. Keep aside.

Step 4 Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add cabbage and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes..

Step 5 Add the tomatoes and dried ginger powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally

Step 6 Add the red chilli-coriander powder, tomato ketchup, dried fenugreek leaves and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.

Step 7 Add the cornflour-milk mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.

Step 8 Add the prepared paneer tikka and green peas, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

Step 9 Serve hot.

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