Paneer Tika Masala

Another Paneer dish for all of you… Paneer Tika Masala (my brother in law’s favorite)…

Note down it’s ingredients:

For the marinade:

  1. yogurt (should be sour)
  2. haldi 1 tsp,
  3. chilli powder (1/2 tsp)
  4. garam masala (1/2 tsp)
  5. ginger (paste)
  6. salt to taste
  7. Cubed paneer ( 1 package)

Method:

  1. In a large bowl, beat the yogurt to remove all the lumps
  2. Add haldi, chilli powder, garam masala, ginger paste, salt
  3. Mix all of these with a whisk.
  4. Add the paneer cubes.
  5. Ensure that the cubes are well coated.
  6. Keep aside for 30 mins.

For the gravy:

  1. 3 tomatoes (chopped)
  2. 2 onions (chopped)
  3. Garlic (4 cloves – finely chopped)
  4. Green Chillies ( 2 finely chopped)
  5. Cashews (handful)
  6. Haldi (1 tsp)
  7. Garam masala (1 tsp)
  8. Oil (1 tbsp)
  9. Salt to taste

Method:

  1. In a wok, add oil and let it heat up
  2. Add the onions, saute it till it turns pink
  3. Add the Garlic, and chilli continue to saute
  4. Once it is cooked very well (till the raw smell goes away), add the tomatoes and continue cooking
  5. Add the remaining marinade from the paneer, Salt, haldi
  6. Pour this mixture into a blender jar and add cashews
  7. Grind this mixture to a fine paste.
  8. Add this paste back to the wok, put garam masala
  9. Let it cook on low flame on the side. (Add water as needed)
  10. Back to paneer, take out a grilling pan
  11. Add a little oil to it so that paneer doesn’t land up sticking to it
  12. Once the grill is hot, arrange the paneer pieces.
  13. Cook each side for 2 – 3 mins and on all 4 sides (till u see these kinda marks)
  14. Once these are cooked, and the gravy is also cooked: pour the gravy into a serving dish.
  15. Add the paneer cubes.
  16. Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves.

Paneer Tika Masala ready

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