Spicy Paneer Tikka Masala

I have been trying out different Paneer Tikka Masala recipes for a long time now, and none of them made me happy. There was always something missing. I finally had to resort to some improvisations. I Googled the recipe, clicked on the first link and tweaked the hell out of it. All that tweaking led to the most amazing simmering concoction of amazingness. And I had to share. All good things need to be shared, don't you think?

I am warning you, this recipe is incredibly spicy. And incredibly delicious.

You will need:

12 oz. paneer cubed
1 small red onion chopped
3 tomatoes chopped
3 green chilly minced add
4 cloves of garlic minced
1 inch ginger grated
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
pinch of turmeric powder
1/2 of garam masala powder
1/2 tsp kasoori methi
1 tsp Shan paneer tikka masala
3 tbsp yogurt beaten
1 tbsp heavy cream
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp chopped cilantro
salt to taste

What you do:

  • So generally you fry the cubed paneer in oil for this recipe, but I decided to try something different. I marinated the paneer with yogurt, half of the minced garlic and grated ginger and paneer tikka masala for an hour in the refrigerator.
  • After an hour, I placed the marinated paneer cubes on a cookie sheet and let it broil till it is brown. Don't forget to flip them over! It's easier if you use skewers. Once it's browned nicely, take the paneer out and keep them aside to cool.
  • Heat the olive oil and fry the chopped onions.
  • After the onions caramelize add the turmeric powder, rest of the grated ginger and minced garlic and green chilly and fry some more.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, mix it in and let it cook in it's own juices.
  • Add the red chilly powder, coriander powder, kasoori methi, garam masala powder and salt and cook till the tomatoes reach a paste-like consistency.
  • Stir in the heavy cream and let it simmer for about 10 minutes.
  • Add the paneer and stir it in carefully, making sure that it does not fall apart. Cover and cook for another five minutes. Garnish with cilantro and mix it in.

Enjoy with garlic naan dripping with butter. Hey! I never said this recipe was going to be healthy!


  1. Who needs healthy? That sounds amazing! :)

  2. Thanks for sharing :)
    I am looking for a good recipe for a long time!! I will try it this week end!


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