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Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer Tikka Masala is an iconic Indian dish featuring paneer, a type of Indian cottage cheese, marinated in spices and grilled to perfection before being served in a spicy and creamy tomato-based curry, or masala. The dish is renowned for its vibrant, red-orange color and the harmonious blend of spice and creaminess that charms the palate without being overly spicy. Widely embraced by home cooks, Paneer Tikka Masala is a popular vegetarian main course that pairs well with naan bread or steamed basmati rice. It's a wonderful way to explore Indian cuisine or impress dinner guests with a homemade version of a classic restaurant dish.
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IN HEAT & SERVE MEALS & SIDES
146
CAL / 100G
$0.32
AVG / OZ
Paneer Tikka Masala
21%
CARBS
44%
FAT
35%
PROTEIN
Paneer Tikka Masala FAQ
Cooking Paneer Tikka Masala at home can be intimidating for some because of its complex flavors and unfamiliar ingredients. The most common concern is the perfect marinade for the paneer and how to achieve the proper grilling effect for tikka at home. Many people also feel unsure about preparing the tikka masala sauce from scratch, thinking they might not balance the spices correctly. One common mistake is not marinating the paneer long enough, which results in a lack of flavor. Also, overcooking the paneer can make it rubbery and hard, while undercooking the onions and spices for the sauce can make the dish taste raw. To get the most out of the Paneer Tikka Masala, always use fresh paneer. Marinate it overnight to allow the flavours to penetrate the cheese fully. If you do not have a grill, you can also bake the paneer in the oven, or even use a grill pan on the stovetop. Don't be afraid to adjust the amount of spices in the sauce according to your taste. A less-known tip is to add some charcoal smoke at the end for an authentic, smoky flavor. Also, using ghee instead of oil could elevate the flavor to another level.
What's the best way to marinate the paneer for Paneer Tikka Masala?
How do I grill the paneer for tikka at home without a grill?
How long should I cook the onions and spices for the tikka masala sauce?
The paneer cubes I cooked are hard and rubbery, what did I do wrong?
My Paneer Tikka Masala doesn't have a vibrant color, what can I add to improve it?
How do I get a smoky flavor in Paneer Tikka Masala?
When should I add the paneer cubes into the curry?
Why do I need to use ghee instead of oil?
Do I need to remove the seeds from the tomato?
What can I serve with Paneer Tikka Masala?
Health Info
Macros
20g
CARBS
42g
FAT
33g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
LOW FAT
HIGH CALCIUM
VEGETARIAN
MEDITERRANEAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
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