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Feb 25, 2015

Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe - Restaurant Style Recipes

Paneer tikka masala, my all time favourite. I have shared a version of paneer tikka masala before in this blog. It is a jain version, Check it here. Paneer is my favourite ingredient to work with, check all my paneer recipes here.

Similar Recipes,
Paneer Tikka
Paneer Chukka Fry
Paneer Jalfrezi
Chilli Paneer
Paneer Cashew Masala

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 35 to 40 mins
Serves : 4


Paneer Tikka - 3 skewers (RECIPE)

For Gravy:
Oil -  tblspn
Onion - 1 large chopped
Tomatoes - 3 large chopped
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tsp
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1.5 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Cream - 1/2 cup
Kasuri Methi Leaves - 2 tsp
Butter - 1 tblspn
Coriander Leaves - 3 tblspn finely chopped


Grind onion and tomatoes till smooth.

Heat oil in a pan. Add in cumin seeds and saute for a min.

Add in pureed onion and tomato. Cook till oil separates.

Add in ginger garlic paste and cook for a min.

Add in salt and spice powders, cook for a min.

Add in water and bring it to a boil. Add in paneer tikka and cover and cook for 5 to 6 mins.

Now add in garam masala powder, kasuri methi leaves and mix well. Add in cream and mix well.

Add in butter and coriander leaves.

Serve with pulav or anything you like.


Take all your ingredients..I used my
leftover paneer tikka in this recipe
You can check this recipe for step by step pictures
I am showing a quick pictures for paneer tikka

Mix all ingredients for marinate

Add in onion, capsicum and tomatoes

Add in paneer cubes

Mix well and leave to marinate overnight

Skewer them and cook them in oven or on stove top

all done


I used my leftover paneer tikka

Start by grinding onions and tomatoes

Puree it smooth

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in cumin seeds / jeerakam

Add in onion and tomato puree

Cook till oil separates

Add in ginger garlic paste

add in salt and chilli powder..I used kashmiri
 chilli powder in this recipe for colour

cook for a min

Pour in water

mix well

add in some sugar

bring this to a boil

add in the paneer tikka

mix well

cover and simmer for 5 to 8 mins

Now it is all done and oil separates

add in garam masala powder

add in kasuri methi leaves

pour in cream

mix well

Add in some butter

add in coriander leaves and mix well



  1. Hey congratulations Aarthi paneer tika masala looks super tempting..i just love all your recipes dear..m a big big fan of your blog!! :)

  2. Hey aarthi, you are the one who has inspired me into cooking, thanks for the step by step pictures, they are really helpful, the above dish looks really yum, will try it soon :)

  3. Hey Aarthi,

    I m daily visitors of your site. First of all i m very thankful to you and congratulate you that your website is such a nicely designed so its very helpful for all ladies
    to make any recipes to understand.I have tried many of your recipes and i got pat on my back from in laws and friends and parents.Thanks to you.Keep it up and Bet Luck.Always Waiting for Your innovations....

  4. Any substitute for cream??

  5. @Anonymoususe milk mixed with some cornflour

  6. Hi aarthi...I love n follow ur recipes...Thanks a lot for step by step recipes...I hav a query...i knw it wl sound quiet silly but had to clear a doubt��pls tell me how did u cook onion n tomatoes paste.. in low or high flame???If in ny recipe it's written to cook tomato till oil separates..shall v need to cook in low or high flame??? I hav heard if u cook tomatoes on high flame smell of tomatoes won't go...is it true??? Tia☺

  7. @AnonymousI always cook on medium high when cooking onions. Then i reduce the flame to medium and cook tomatoes for few mins, then simmer and cook till tomatoes turn mushy.

  8. I tried this.too good.I impressed my in laws

  9. What type of paneer is this? We have cottage cheese in Bangladesh. Will that do?

  10. Did you add anything for the colour other than chilli powder? Because chilli powder can make the curry spicy..

    1. i used kashmiri chilli powder. which gives colour and not spicyness


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