Sunday, February 19, 2012


  1. Paneer(cubed)-250 gms
For marinade
  1. Ginger paste-1/2 tsp
  2. Garlic paste- 1/2tsp
  3. Garam masala-1/4 tsp
  4. Kashmiri chili powder-1 tsp
  5. Kasuri methi ( dried fenugreek leaves)-1/4 tsp
  6. Yogurt-3 tbsp
  7. Lemon juice-1/4 tsp
  8. Salt to taste
For gravy/sauce
  1. Onion(medium)-2 nos
  2. Tomato (small)-2 nos
  3. Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  4. Bay leaf- 1 no
  5. Ginger (crushed)-1 tsp
  6. Garlic(crushed)-1tsp
  7. Kashmiri chili powder-1 to 1/2 tsp(according to taste)
  8. Coriander powder-1 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
  10. Garam masala-1/4 tsp
  11. Fresh cream-11/2 tbsp
  12. Coriander leaves chopped-1 tbsp
  13. Water-3/4 to 1 cup
  14. Kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)-1/4 tsp
  15. Salt to taste
  16. Oil
  • Combine all the ingredients for the marinade.Add paneer pieces and mix carefully and keep aside for 30 minutes.Place this on a greased baking tray and drizzle oil on top .Bake this in a preheated oven (180 deg C) for 15 to 20 minutes,turning sides in between.(or you can shallow fry the paneeer pieces ,turning sides in between)
  • In a blender,add chopped onion and tomato and grind to form a smooth paste.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add cumin seeds and let it splutter.Now add the bay leaf and saute for a few seconds.
  • Add ginger ,garlic and tomato- onion paste.Add salt  to taste.Saute this over a medium flame for about 15 minutes or until oil separates.
  • Reduce the flame to low and add kashmiri chili powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder and garam masala.Saute this for at least 5 minutes(on a low flame)
  • Pour 1/2 cup water and mix well.adjust the salt level and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the baked paneer cubes and kasuri methi and mix well.
  • Add more water if required .Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Now add cream and mix well.Cook for a minute and turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with naan or roti.
NOTE:For best results use Homemade garam masala


  1. Whole wheat flour-1 cup
  2. All purpose flour-1 cup
  3. Instant dry yeast-1 tsp
  4. Lukewarm milk-1/4 cup
  5. Sugar-2 tsp
  6. Yogurt-3 tbsp
  7. Water-1/4 cup(approx)
  8. Oil-1 tbsp
  9. Salt to taste


  • Combine yeast,milk and sugar.Mix well and leave aside to rise.
  • In a large mixing bowl,combine whole wheat flour,all purpose flour and salt.Make a well in the center and add the yeast mixture,yogurt ,oil and required amount of water to form a soft dough.
  • Knead well for at least 5 to 10 minutes.Lightly brush the dough with oil.Cover and keep aside to rise until doubled.
  • Lightly dust the working surface with flour.Take the dough and knead it well,and divide it into small balls.Roll each  dough ball into thin circle and cut it into two .Slightly pull one side of  this disc to form a tear drop shape.
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves or minced garlic on one side.And brush the other side with water.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed pan and place the naan wet side down on the pan (it will stick to the pan)
  • Let it cook for few seconds or until you see few small bubbles on top.Carefully tilt the pan upside down onto the flame  and cook the naan over direct flame until browned with few dark spots.Remove the naan with a spatula.
  • Brush the naan with butter and serve with paneer tikka masala.

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