Namaskar! Welcome to nishamadhulika.com Today we will make paneer tikka masala. Everyone relish eating this dish and it can be prepared for any party or special occassion. So, let’s start with the procedure of making paneer tikka masala. To make paneer tikka masala, firstly we will cut the paneer into square chunks to make tikka. Cut the paneer into 1 to 3/4 cm thick pieces. We are done with chopping the paneer now we make masala for them. Take a bowl and put 2 tbsp of curd, 1 tbsp chickpea flour, 1/4 tsp red chilly powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder and less than 1/2 tsp (or to taste) of salt in it. Mix everything really well. Now put the paneer pieces in the masala and mix until they get nicely coated with the masala. Make sure that the paneer chunks are coated well with the masala. Paneer pieces have coated with the masala from all the sides now place them in refrigerator for 20 minutes later we will make tikka. So, keep them in refrigerator. We have kept the paneer in refrigerator for 20 minutes. Tikka are set nicely and now we will roast them. Pour 1 to 2 tsp of oil on the non-stick pan and place the tikka over it to roast. We will roast the tikka until they become golden brown from beneath and then we will flip the sides. Tikka have turned golden brown from bottom now flip the sides. Now we will roast them until they become golden brown from this side. Tikka have turned golden brown from both the sides now we will prepare the gravy for them. So, shift the tikka and take another pan for making gravy. Heat the pan and pour 2 tbsp of oil in it. Allow the oil to heat. Oil has heated, add cumin seeds in it. After sauteing cumin seeds, add 1/2 pinch of asafoetida in it along with 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, 1 tsp of dry fenugreek leaves, 1/2 tsp of ginger paste. Saute the masala for a while, keep the flame on low so that they doesn’t burn. Now we will add tomato paste in it. Here we have chopped 3 (300 grams) of tomatoes and then grind them into fine paste. Add red chilly powder, if you prefer eating spicy then increase the quantity of red chilly powder and saute the masala until the oil starts separating from its edges. Here we are not adding green chilly so we have added more red chilly powder. You can adjust the amount of red chilly powder according to taste. The colour of the paneer tikka gravy is slightly red so we have used kashmiri red chilly powder. This will give a nice red colour to the gravy. If you want to make it more red then you can add red food colour as well. If you want to add onion and garlic then finely chop 4 to 5 garlic cloves and 1 finely chop onion and after sauteing cumin seeds fry them until they become light pink in color. Later add the remaining ingredients in same manner and prepare paneer tikka masala. This is 1 tbsp of chickpea flour, use after roasting it. In a small pan, pour 1 tsp oil followed by chickpea flour and let it roast. If you are adding ground roasted chana powder then there is no need to roast it and if you are adding corn flour then dissolve it in water before adding. Colour of the chickpea flour has slightly changed, it is now roasted aptly. Turn off the flame. Add this roasted chickpea flour in the masala and roast it for few more minutes. Oil has started leaving the sides of the masala, it is now roasted aptly. Now we will add less than 1/2 cup of water in it and mix well. Add 1/2 tsp (or to taste) of salt and 1/2 tsp sugar in it. Adding sugar is optional. Add 1/4 tsp of garam masala and some green coriander in the masala and mix well. Now we will add this roasted paneer tikka in it and mix properly. Cover and cook them for 2 minutes on low flame. Here we have cooked them for complete 4 minutes on low flame and now finally we will add 2 tbsp of butter in them. You can decrease the quantity of butter as desired. Mix nicely, turn off the flame. Sabzi is now ready, transfer it to a bowl. Paneer tikka masala is now ready, garnish it with some green coriander. Delectable paneer tikka masala is now ready to consume. This much quantity of sabzi is sufficient for 3 to 4 family members. Paneer tikka masala is very easy to prepare just roast the tikka in non-stick pan. Secondly, make sure that the flame is low. Paneer tikka will turn out nice golden brown on low flame. If the flame will be high they will burn quickly. Try making this recipe at your home and share your experiences with nishamadhulika.com See you soon with another new delightful recipe. Do subscribe my youtube channel as well.