Vegetable Paneer Tikka Masala :


Posted by-Kalki Team



Ingredients:

For Tikka:

Paneer/Cottage Cheese - 500 grams (cut into cubes)

Bell Peppers - 1 cup (green, yellow, red and should be diced)

Ginger-garlic Paste - 1½ tsp

Oil - 4 tbsp

Onion - 1 (large and chopped)

Thick Curd - ½ cup

Butter - 1 tbsp

Lime Juice - ½ tsp

Cumin Powder - ½ tsp

Coriander Powder - ½ tsp

Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 2 tsp

Garam Masala Powder - ½ tsp

Kasuri Methi - ½ tsp

Salt to taste

Turmeric Powder - ¼th tsp

Chat Masala Powder - ½ tsp

For The Gravy:

Onions - 2 (medium, peeled and halved, finely chopped)

Cardamom - 1

Tomatoes - 3 (medium-sized, finely chopped)

Dry Red Chilli - 1

Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp

Cashew Nuts - 10

Yogurt - 3 tbsp (full fat)

Kasuri Methi - ½ tsp (crushed)

Red Chilli Powder - ½ tsp

Turmeric Powder - ¼th tsp

Water as needed

Fresh Cream - ¼th cup

Butter - 1½ tbsp

Sugar - 1½ tbsp

Salt as required

Coriander leaves for garnishing

Procedure:

1. Take a bowl and add curd, ginger-garlic paste and all other spices into it and mix well.

2. Now, add paneer cubes, bell peppers and onions.

3. Mix everything well, so that the paneer, onions and bell peppers get well coated by the mixture. Marinate the mixture overnight.

4. Now, if you want to grill, add paneer pieces, bell peppers and onions on to the skewers and grill it for 6-8 minutes to get it into a light brown shade from all sides.

5. You are ready with your paneer tikkas. This is the time to prepare the gravy.

6. Take a pan and add butter into it. Add all the spices into it and saute well. Now, add onions into it. Fry it until brown.

7. Add tomatoes and salt and cook until the tomatoes lose their rawness. Add turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder and garam masala powder into it and mix well.

8. Once the mixture is cooked, transfer it into the blender and blend well into a puree. Take it into the pan again, add kasuri methi and let the mixture get boiled. Add water as required. Stir when you cook the gravy.

9. Add the paneer tikkas you have already prepared and cook for a while until they get cooked completely.

10. Spread fresh cream on it and your vegetable paneer tikka is ready to be served. Transfer it into a serving bowl and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.


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