How to make Paneer Tikka Masala -

Soft chunks of grilled paneer and capsicum in a mildly spicy onion tomato masala.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Paneer Book.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (पनीर), Green capsicum (हरी शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

For more recipes related to Paneer Tikka Masala checkout Paneer Butter Masala, Paneer Manchurian, Vegetable Sizzler With Paneer Tikki, Kadai Paneer . You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Sesame Tossed Greens In Hot Bean Sauce Paneer Moilee Pacri Nenas Paneer Malvani Curry

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe Card


Chunks of marinated grilled paneer and capsicum in a creamy onion tomato masala a paneer tikka masala is one of the vegetarian Indian recipes that have found favour abroad. Soft grilled paneer and the flavours of the masala, blend together beautifully to give you a final dish which is a treat to all your senses. The process of making it from scratch can be lengthy but worth the effort.

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe

  • Paneer cut into cubes 500 grams

  • Green capsicum 2 medium

  • Oil 4 medium

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Marinade

  • Yogurt, drained 1 cup

  • Ginger paste 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Kashmiri red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Mustard oil 2 tablespoons

  • Onion tomato masala

  • Oil 2-3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onions 4 medium

  • Garlic, chopped 7-8 cloves

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Tomatoes, chopped 3 large

  • Salt to taste

  • Tomato puree 1/4 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Kasoori methi , crushed

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon

  • Cream 1/4 cup


Step 1

To make the tikkas combine all the ingredients for the marinade and whisk well.

Step 2

Dip paneer cubes in the marinade and set aside to marinate for half an hour, preferably in the refrigerator.

Step 3

Thread the marinated paneer cubes onto skewers. Heat oil on a tawa and place the skewers on it.

Step 4

Cook turning the skewers a few times, so that the paneer browns evenly on all sides. Take the paneer cubes off the skewers, place on a plate and set aside.

Step 5

For the onion-tomato masala, heat the oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour, add onions and sauté till well browned.

Step 6

Add garlic and sauté till lightly browned. Add ginger paste and garlic paste and continue to sauté for another minute.

Step 7

Add tomatoes and salt and cook, covered over low heat till the tomatoes are soft and pulpy.

Step 8

Add tomato purée, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and half a cup of water and cook, covered, over medium heat for three to four minutes, or till the oil separates.

Step 9

Stir in the coriander leaves, kasoori methi, garam masala powder and cream. Cook for another two minutes.

Step 10

Add paneer tikka and capsicum, stir gently and serve with a dollop of butter on top.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.