Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Paneer Tikka Masala

Having made paneer cubes today, thought would prepare Paneer tikka masala which will go well with phulkas. Our dinner today was Phulka with Paneer Tikka Masala.
Here I share with you restaurent style gravy dish of Paneer. Basic recipe I followed here is Vah Chef's way of making but with slight changes. His recipes are mind blowing. I brought very minor changes to suit mine and my family's tastebuds. After eating my hubby gave me the thumbs up. I was very happy.

Ingredients:
Home made Paneer cubes-15-20
Frozen cut vegetables(which included bell peppers,green peas,beans,corn,baby corn and red kidney beans)-1 cup (If not available, fresh assorted veggies of your choice could be used but needs to be parboiled before using)
Tomato Puree-1 cup
Cashews and almonds-1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste-1/2 tsp
Onions-1 big chopped
Shallots-2 chopped(If not available skip shallots)
Green chillies-1 slit lengthwise
Bay Leaves-1
Cinnamon stick-1'' piece
Cloves-2
Green cardamom-1
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1 tsp
Sugar-1/2 tsp
Milk-1 cup
Whipping cream-1 cup
Water-2 cups+ 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil-2 tbsp+2 tbsp

Coriander leaves to garnish

For Marination of Paneer Cubes
Thick Yogurt-1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder-1/2 tsp
Garam masala-1/2 tsp
Coriander powder-1/2 tsp
Lemon-1/2
Ginger Garlic paste-1 tsp

Recipe:
In a bowl add cashews and almonds.to that add hot water and let it get soaked for few minutes.Grind together with 2 tsp water to form a fine paste.
  1. In a bowl add the ingredients for marination and mix well.
  2. To that add paneer cubes and set aside for 30-40 minutes.
  3. In a pan heat 2 tbsp oil and shallow fry the marinated paneer till they are light golden
  4. Set the fried paneer aside in a bowl.
  5. To the same marination mixture add the frozen thawed vegetables and mix well and then toss them also on the same pan in which you shallow fried the paneer on a high heat.Do not over cook the veggies.
  6. Once done in another pan add 2 tbsp oil and when hot add cumin seeds,bay leaves,cloves,cardamom,cinnamon stick and saute.
  7. As the cumin seeds splatter add onions,shallots and green chillies
  8. Now add ginger garlic paste.
  9. Fry till onions turn translucent and the rawness of ginger and garlic paste is gone and then add turmeric powder, red chilly powder and fry again.
  10. Now add tomato puree and cook for a while.
  11. Now add garam masala,2 cups water and bring it to boil.
  12. Now add cashew and almond paste and mix well.
  13. Now add milk and simmer.Add sugar and salt to taste.
  14. Add the tossed veggies and mix well
  15. Add whipping cream finally and simmer.
  16. Add fried paneer cubes and simmer for 2-3 minutes
  17. Garnish with coriander leaves
  18. Serve hot with Phulkas or rotis or any Indian flat bread or even rice.

 
 
 
Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

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