Paneer tikka masala

Paneer tikka masala


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About this recipe: An authentic and easy paneer tikka masala. Serve this vegetarian curry with garlic naan or rice and a side of your favourite Indian veg.


Makes: 2 to 4 portions

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small knob root ginger, grated
  • 1/4 large green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teaspoons tandoori spice mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dry or fresh fenugreek leaves
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 180ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon tomato puree, or more to taste
  • 250g paneer, cubed
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Place onions, ginger, garlic paste, pepper and cumin seeds in a pan and saute in oil till the cumin crackles. Add the rest of the spices, sugar and salt and cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  2. Add milk and tomato puree; mix well. Let simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the paneer and let simmer for 5 minutes more. Add chilli powder and adjust seasonings to taste.


You can pan-fry the paneer cubes before adding to the curry for added flavour and so they hold their shape. If you desire a more vibrant colour, you can add 1 drop red food colouring.

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Quick, easy and very tasty! - 01 Apr 2015

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