Paneer Tikka Masala - Cottage Cheese Curry - Veggie Alternative to Chicken Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala - Alternative to Chicken Tikka Masala
Paneer Tikka Masala - Alternative to Chicken Tikka Masala
Delicate pieces / chunks of cottage cheese ( Paneer ) fried / grilled in an amazing onion and tomato gravy. Very easy to make and serve it hot with rice or any bread. This is an amazing alternative to the Chicken Tikka Masala.

Ingredients For Paneer Tikka :
400 gm of Cottage Cheese Cubes / Paneer Cubes.
3 tbsp of plain yogurt
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp of coriander powder
1 tsp of Red Pepper / Cayenne powder
pinch of Salt

Ingredients For the Gravy :
3 medium size tomatoes, chopped.
2 medium size onions, finely chopped.
8 - 10 cashews ( to give the gravy richness and texture )
1 tsp of cumin powder
1 tsp of coriander powder
1/2 tsp of whole cumin
1 tsp of red pepper powder / mirchi powder
1 tsp of garam masala powder
2 -3 bay leaves


Recipe for Marination :
1. Take all the spices and yogurt, mix it to a smooth paste.
2. Take the cottage cheese cubes and roll them in this paste, keep aside for 20 -30 mins. 

Recipe for Gravy:
1. Take a pan or an oval shaped vessel. Keep it on medium heat.
2. Add a little oil, then once the oil heats up, add the onions and cook them till they turn transparent.
3. Add all the spices, a little salt and the tomatoes.
4. Keep stirring a bit so that the tomatoes and the onions get a nice coating of the spices.
5. cook for around 5 -8 minutes and turn off the heat. Let it cool down. Grind to a fine paste by adding a little water to the blender bowl.
6. Now, for the paneer, add a little oil in the pan and then the cubes. You can also grill them on a griddle however, if the Paneer is not fresh, there are chances it will crumble.
7. Gently stirr and toss the panner to get a nice grill effect on all the sides.
8. In around 9 - 10 mins, your Paneer should be nice golden brown and now its the right time to add in the gravy that we churned.
9. Mix well, cover with lid and let it cook for 5 - 8 mins.
10. Garnish with cashews and coriander.
11. Server hot with breads or rice.
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