Thursday, April 19, 2012

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer – 1 cup
(Cut into 1 inch size)
Capsicum – 1 cup   
(Red, green and yellow colors and cut into 1 inch size)
Tomato – 1 cup
(Cut into big pieces and remove pulp. Cut into 1 inch size)
Red onion pieces – ½ cup
(Cut into 1 inch size)
Kasuri methi – 1 tsp
Chopped pudina – ¼ cup
Chopped coriander leaves – ¼ cup
Skewers - 4

Masala paste
Green chilli paste – 2 tsp
Ginger, garlic paste – 2 tsp
Garam masala - ¼ tsp
Tikka masala – 2tsp
Hung curd – 4 to 5 tsp
Lime juice – 1 to 1 ½ tsp
Pepper powder (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tsp
                Add all ingredients for masala in a bowl. Mix it well. To that add remaining ingredients, mix it properly and keep it in refrigerator for 2 hours.  Soak the skewers in water for 30 minutes so that they will not burn in the oven / grill. Pre heat oven to 400°F. In a skewer start threading vegetables and paneer. First thread capsicum, tomato, onion, paneer. After paneer thread capsicum, tomato and onion.Brush the vegetables with oil and keep the skewers in oven safe plate. Put the plate in upper (or) middle rack for 20 -25 minutes.
1)      Don’t marinate paneer for longer time.
2)      Without Oven / grill :
                            Now take a non stick pan add 2 tsp oil. Add paneer cubes from marinated mixture into hot oil and saute on high flame, taking care don’t allowing the paneer cubes to stick to the bottom of pan. After sometime, add capsicum and onion. Saute for a while on high flame. Finally add tomato pieces and saute on high flame, gently stirring in between.

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