Thursday, June 4, 2015


Hello everyone 
My paneer mania is still on so today I have another low calorie lip smacking paneer dish for you all. I was planning to try paneer tikka for long but everytime end up with some other dish instead of it. So this time I prepared myself a day before to strictly stick to the same one and finally made this yummy guilt free paneer tikka masala . Loved the color and texture of the gravy and also served as paneer tikka, starter. In both ways it's just awesome. Step wise recipe is given below hope you all too fall in love with this yummy dish. 


Serves: 3-4


2 cup cottage cheese ( paneer) , cubed
1 cup colored capsicum, cubed
2 medium onions, cubed

For marination:
1 cup thick yoghurt( curd)
1 1/2 tbsp corn flour 
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp tandoori masala 
1/2 tsp black pepper powder 
1/2 tsp chaat masala powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder 
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste 
1/2 tsp mint powder or crushed mints
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1 pinch orange red edible color(optional)
Salt to taste

For gravy:
1 pinch orange red color 
1 tbsp kasoori methi
1 cup thick milk or evaporated milk
1 1/2 tsp tandoori masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder 
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder 
2 green chillies, broken in halves
1/2 tsp sugar( completely optional)
Salt to taste

For paste
15 almonds
4 cloves
4 green cardamom 
2 inch piece cinnamon 
7-8 black pepper 
4 medium tomatoes 
2 medium onions, sliced
1 medium carrot, diced
5-6 cloves garlic
1 inch piece ginger


First of all marinate cubed paneer, capsicum and onions in paste of marination section ingredients and keep in fridge for at least 20 mins.

Now boil all ingredients given under, for paste section, let it cool and make smooth paste in grinder. 

After marination is done, arrange paneer, capsicum and onions in skewer as per your choice and grill till it get nice smoky and little charred from all sides. You can also do it on direct flame for more smoky effect.

 Your paneer tikka is ready to serve as starter.

Now to serve it in main dish lets start making its gravy. Heat oil in a wok , add prepared paste and broken green chillies, fry for 5 mins now add turmeric powder, chilli powder and tandoori masala. Fry till it starts leaving sides of the wok and makes lump. Add pinch of colour mix well and add milk little by little stirring constantly to get smooth gravy. Add water to adjust gravy consistency as per your like. Let it boil then add rest of marination, if any ,then add grilled paneer and veggies.

add salt ,sugar and kasoori methi. Simmer for 5 more mins and done.

If you find grilling with skewer is time taking then after starter preparation, spread rest of marinated paneer and veggies in a baking tray in single layer and grill till little charred and add in gravy. 
It didn't use sugar , but if you find your curry a bit sour then can add it to balance the sourness.
Add water generously as the curry will thicken after cooling.

Your smoky tempting paneer tikka masala is ready to go well with naan, roti or any rice. It can be included in any party menu. So cook and get everyone's praise with this guilt free yummy side dish cum starter. 

Hope you all will definitely give it a try and believe you will never regret. Please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot to me.

Happy cooking....

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