Paneer Tikka Masala - Paneer Tikka Recipe - Restaurant Style

Paneer Tikka Masala
Paneer Tikka masala is my constant order in restaurants after PB masalaI found this recipe in vahrevah and quickly tried it. It tastes almost close to the restaurant type gravy.I was totally surprised when I heard him saying that this is the top veg paneer side dish in most of the restaurants.

I have recently tried paneer tikkas in oven and thoroughlly enjoyed it.I felt the smoky flavour is the best in these tikkas which will be missing in stove top method. But for paneer tikka masala stove top method works good. For the individual tikkas grilling option is better than the stove top so check out for my 'paneer tikka in oven' post.
Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe

Paneer Tikka Masala - Ingredients:

Preparation Time : 1 hr | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Sidedish | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian | Recipe Reference : VahChef

Capsicum - 1/2 cubed
Onion - 1/2 cubed
Tomato - 1/2 cubed

For the marinade:

Paneer - 15 cubes
Tandoori masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp
Hung Curd - 3 tbsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Dried kasturi methi leaves - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

For the Tikka Masala:

Tomato puree - taken from 3 tomatoes (comes to 1 cup)
Fresh Cream - 1/4 cup
Onion- 1
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste- 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Dried kasturi methi leaves - 1 tsp
Onion - 1 cut lengthwise
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped
Oil - 1 tbsp


  1. If you dont have thick yogurt then hang 1/4 cup curd in a muslin cloth and keep aside for 30mins, Your hung curd is ready. This makes about 2-3 tbsp of hung curd which is required for this recipe. Mix all the ingredients listed under 'For the paneer tikka marination' so the paneer is coated well with the hung curd spice mixture. Marinate it for an hr. Then toast the marinated paneer.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step1
  2. Toast it until golden brown, drain in tissue and set aside. Heat oil add jeera allow it to crackle. Add ginger garlic paste and onion, saute till slightly browned.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step2
  3. Then add the tomato puree, add chilli, garam masala, coriander powders and required salt and mix well. Sprinkle little water and bring to a boil.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step3
  4. Once the raw smell of tomato leaves and the gravy becomes thick add fresh cream, then toasted paneer.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step4
  5. Add little water if its too thick, simmer it for mins until oil seperates. Then add dried kasoori methi and coriander leaves, give a quick stir and switch off.
    How to make paneer tikka masala - Step5
Enjoy hot with phulkas / naan or rotis!
 Paneer Tikka Recipe

Paneer Tikka Recipe(Stove Top Method):

First mix hung curd with masala powders, kasoori methis,lemon juice, salt to a fine paste then add paneer, tomato and capsicum to the fine paste and marinate for an hr.
In a dosa tawa drizzle oil - then toast the marinated paneer along with capsicum and tomatoes in a tawa until golden brown. Turn over to toast evenly. Then drain in a tissue paper and keep aside.
Prick them alternatively in a tooth pick and enjoy ur stove top paneer tikkas.
 Paneer Tikka Recipe
So those who dont have an oven , you can try this method...
 Paneer Tikka Recipe

My Notes:

Paneer Tikka Masala

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