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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe | Side Dish For Chapathi

     Paneer Tikka masala -a rich ,delicious punjabi gravy, prepared with paneer/Indian cottage cheese marinated in spices.Then fried(shallow or oven) and dunked in onion,tomato cashew paste and spices.These calcium rich  beauties are best alternative to vegeterains ,who can't have chicken tikkas.
Paneer tikka masala

       Whenever we visit to the nearby Indian street , Street usually smells  like paneer tikkas(he he),i mean paneer tikka aroma dominates others.To be true i never ordered paneer tikka masala while we go to restaurants.We order paneer butter masala ,my dearies favourite.While eating all you can eat/buffe lunch they serve this masala.People literally lick their fingers after eating creamy tikka masala( he he  me included )
       Paneer tikkas usually will be so plain (even though we marinate them for long ,adding spices)making tikka masala will be a good idea.Paneer tikka masala pairs well with any Indian flatbread, taste best with  phulkas or  plain paratha.

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                            Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe | Side Dish For Chapathi

paneer tikka masala11                 How to make Paneer Tikka masala ,best side dish for chapathi

 Cuisine: Indian Category:Side Dish for Chapathi Yields:1 1/2 cups   Prep time:10 minutes Cook time:15 minutes (more time for making tikkas) Total time:25 minutes

For Masala:
  • 2 medium size onions
  • 5-6 badam/cashew(soaked for 15 minutes).
  • 1 large tomato pureed.
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2  tsp red chili powder.
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder.
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder.
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala.
  • remaining marinated tikka masala.
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 jeera
 Prepare tikkas by following these procedure.

  • Prepare paneer tikkas and keep them aside.
  • Add 1 tsp oil to tava and roast onions.Cool and grind it to paste .
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  • Puree the tomato(i grinded along with badam) and keep it aside.
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How to make paneer tikka masala:
  • Add remaining oil to tava.
  • Add jeera and ginger garlic paste.
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  • After you get the aroma of ginger garlic ,add the sauteed onion puree.
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  • Let the onions cook until raw smell goes off.
  • Add pureed tomato paste.Let it simmer ,water should get evaporated and raw smell has to be eliminated.
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  • Add chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder.
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  • Add more water ,required salt.This has to boil for sometime.
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  • Add marinated masala and simmer for few more minutes.
  • Finally add the garam masala.
  • Now add toasted paneer ,bell pepper ad onions.
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  • Gravy should coat the veggies .Oil has to be separate.
  • Finally add chopped coriander leaves and serve with your favourite flat bread.
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  • I haven't used lemon juice or kasuri methi while making masala.I used the left over marinade of tikkas.
  • To make paneer tikka masala restaurant style add 2-3 tbsp of cream after the gravy finished cooking.
  • Gravy was very less ,it just coated the veggies,Prepare more gravy by adding  more onions and tomato.

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