Butter paneer tikka masala

Hi everyone!!!

Paneer tikka masala is an Indian dish of marinated paneer cheese served in a spiced gravy. It is a vegetarian alternative to chicken tikka masala.

Ingredients:

  • 200 to 250 grams paneer
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 cup onions cubed
  • 1 Capsicum cubed
  •  cups tomatoes chopped
  • salt as needed
  • 10 to 12 cashew nuts
  •  tbsp Butter
  •  tsp ginger garlic paste
  • ½ tsp Kasuri methi
  • Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Spices:
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 cinnamon
    • 2 to 3 cloves
    • ¾ to 1 tsp garam masala powder
    • 1 tsp coriander powder
    • ½ tsp red chilli powder.
  • Directions:
    1. Mix the paneer into the spices mentioned above and fry till it turns into golden.

    2. Add onion,tomatoes & salt. Fry for 3 minutes. Cook covered till the mixture turns soft & mushy.

    3. Put in garam masala, coriander powder, cashews, red chili powder

    4. Fry till it leaves the sides of the pan. Turn off the stove.

    5. When it cools, blend with 1 cup water in a blender to very smooth.

    How to make paneer butter masala

    1. Heat butter in the same pan.

    2. Fry cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms & bay leaf for 1 to 2 minutes. Saute ginger garlic paste till the raw smell goes away.

    3. Pour the blended puree, then add red chili powder. If needed pour ¼ to ½ cup of water. 

    4. Cook until the gravy thickens & traces of butter or oil is seen on top. Let the gravy reach the desired consistency.

    5. Add paneer & kasuri methi . Mix & cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

      Transfer butter paneer tikka masala to a serving bowl. Garnish with cream, cubed butter & coriander leaves.
  • Happy cooking with liba👩🏻‍🍳
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