Paneer Tikka Masala | पनीर तिक्का मसाला

“We lived for honey. We swallowed a spoonful in the morning to wake us up and one at night to put us to sleep. We took it with every meal to calm the mind, give us stamina, and prevent fatal disease. We swabbed ourselves in it to disinfect cuts or heal chapped lips. It went in our baths, our skin cream, our raspberry tea and biscuits. Nothing was safe from honey...honey was the ambrosia of the gods and the shampoo of the goddesses.” ― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

This has been my situation since Saturday. I have been consuming Ginger and Honey to cure my soar throat and my special Kadha. Weekend was quiet and vegetarian. Hubby got some extremely fresh and soft Paneer from a new store Foodhall @Central from Phoenix Mall. I can guarantee all that it’s the best paneer till date I have found in Pune !!!

Hence, I managed to make the delicious Paneer Tikka Masala. It is an effortless recipe which can even be served when you have guests at home.

What You Need For Marination:

1 Paneer Cubes 25o grams
2 Capsicum Deseeded and Cut to small pieces 2
3 Curd 1 cup
4 Tadoori Chicken Masala 2 tbsp
5 Lemon 41671
6 Salt To Taste
7 Sugar 1 tsp

Ingredients for the gravy :

1 Juicy Tomatoes 4 pureed
2 Oil 2 tbsp
3 Cloves 2
4 Green Cardamom 2
5 Turmeric powder ½ tsp
6 Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
7 Cumin Seeds 1 tsp

Ingredients for the Tempering :
1 Butter 1 tsp
2 Kasuri Methi 1 tsp
3 Crème / Malai 1 tbsp

Steps To Make:

Marinate Paneer with the rest of the ingredients and put in a baking tray.
Heat microwave at 180 degree centigrade.
Bake Paneer for 16 to 18 minutes.
Heat oil in a kadai.
Add cardamom, cloves and cumin seeds.
Add ginger garlic paste and tomato puree. Cover and cook on low for 15 minutes.
Add the cooked paneer marination. Mix gently.
Heat butter in a small pan.
Add kasuri methi and crème. As you smell the nice aroma coming out, add it to kadai.
Mix , cover and cook for 2 minutes more.
Your Paneer Tikka Masala is ready in a blink of eye.
Serve with hot Phulkas.


  1. Paneer tikka sounds unique and delicious. Happy New Year Dear!

  2. That paneer dish looks so amazing. Perfect dish to make on the grill. Will try some time.
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  3. I have never tasted this roti. Looks really yummy and bookmarked right away. will be trying..
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  4. Simply awesome and delicious looking Wonderfully prepared.
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