“Ever since I married my husband, who is from southern India, I have discovered an entirely delicious world of Indian cuisine. Below is an authentic recipe for paneer tikka masala.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the paneer about 1/4 inch thick into 1-inch squares. Put into bowl and mix in ginger, salt, red chili powder, coriander, and yogurt. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  2. Blend the tomatoes and green chiles into a paste. Set aside.
  3. Over medium heat with oil, gently fry the marinated paneer for about 2-3 minutes. Remove paneer and set aside.
  4. For Gravy: Add additional oil if needed. Fry cumin seeds until they sizzle. Add asafetida and bay leaves. Fry for about 10 seconds and then add chopped green pepper. Fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the blended tomatoes, coriander powder, turmeric, and sugar. Cook for about 4-5 minutes on low heat. Add cornstarch mixture and garam masala and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Gently stir in paneer and allow to cook for 5 minutes more. Remove from heat and add two big handfuls of cilantro. Serve over basmati rice.

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