Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer tikka masala is a very popular punjabi cuisine and is the most loved gravy across India.

It is made with marinated paneer cube mixed with the onion, tomato and cashew gravy.

This gravy is really rich and creamy and can be served with roti or naan.

paneer tikka masala recipe

Paneer Tikka Masala

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Curry
Cuisine Punjabi
Servings 5 People
Calories 349 kcal



  • ¾ cup Curd / Yogurt Thick
  • 1 tsp Besan / Gram Flour
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ Capsicum, Cubes
  • ½ Onion, Petals
  • 12 Cubes Paneer / Cottage Cheese
  • Oil For Roasting


  • 2 tsp Butter
  • 1 Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • ¼ tsp Coriander Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cumin Powder / Jeera Powder
  • ¼ tsp Garam Masala
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Tomato Puree
  • ½ cup Cashew Paste
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Coriander Finely Chopped
  • 1 tsp Kasuri Methi Crushed


Instruction For Preparation of Marinated Paneer

  • In a bowl take ¾ cup thick curd.
  • Add 1 tbsp of besan,1 tbsp ginger garlic paste, 1 tbsp chilli powder, ¼ tbsp turmeric powder, ¼ tbsp cumin powder, ½ tbsp garam masala and mix all well.
  • Also add 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp oil and salt as per taste.
  • Mix all well until it turns creamy.
  • Now, add ½ capsicum,½ onion and some Paneer cubes.
  • Mix properly without breaking Paneer cubes.
  • Now cover the bowl and let it marinate for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 min roast those Paneer cubes and veggies in 2 tbsp oil on medium flame till it turns golden.
  • Clip to the other side and cook properly.
  • So, our paneer tikka is ready. Keep them aside.

Instruction for Preparation of Curry

  • Heat 2 tbsp oil in a kadai
  • Now add 1 finely chopped onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and let it cook till the onion turns golden.
  • After that add species like chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder and salt as per taste.
  • Let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add 1 cup tomato puree and ½ cup of cashew (kaju) paste and let it cook.
  • Now, add the marinated Paneer mixture we made.
  • Cook till the species cook well.
  • Add 1 cup of water and more with required to adjust the consistency of gravy.
  • Now, add Paneer tikka we prepared and mix well.
  • Now, let it cook for about 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Garnish the curry with some finely chopped fresh coriander.
  • And, finally your Paneer Tikka Masala is ready to serve.

In case you are thinking that this paneer tikka masala is healthy or not? So here is your answer

“YES” this curry is absolutely healthy for an healthy individual but, “NO” for any diabetes or heart issues.

Let’s see in detail how it is healthy for you

1. Paneer:

As Paneer is low in carbs, and high in protein it is good for digestion. Calcium in it helps in weight loss.

2. Curd:

It helps in digestion. It is boon, if served with rice in cases like Diarrhoea and dysentery.

3. Besan:

Besan is higher in protein compared to wheat flour and also it has more good fat. It is also rich in carbohydrates.

4. Coriander leaves:

It is used in every curry for garnishing purpose and it also enhances the flavours. It preserves vitamin C which helps in building immunity.

Nutritions benefits of Paneer Tikka Masala

We get 349 calories from one serving paneer tikka masala. Of which 40 calories account for protein, 56 for carbohydrates and remaining 242 calories from fat.

It is about 17% of the total daily diet requirement of an adult from standard 2000 calories.

Vitamins as daily % values

Vitamin A
Vitamin B1
Vitamin B2
Vitamin B3
Vitamin C
Vitamin E
Folic Acid ( Vitamin B9)

Note: These values are as per 2000 calorie diet. It may vary depending on your calories needs.

Value as per, per serving


Ways to burn this 349 calories

Through Walking
1 Hour 45 Min
Through Cycling
45 Min
Through Running
35 Min
Through Swimming
1 Hour

Note: This is just an approximated value. It may differ depending on individual’s calorie burning power.


Paneer tikka masala is one of my favourite Indian curry.

Whenever our family visits any restaurant this is the first thing I always order.

Do try this delicious recipe. Also share with me in the comment section name of your favourite restaurant dish.

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