Soup Maker Paneer Tikka Masala

Soup Maker Paneer Tikka Masala
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If there is one Indian Curry recipe that is world famous, that is the Paneer Tikka Masala. Very similar to the Paneer Butter masala. But the tikka masala has smoky flavor thanks to the grilling of the marinated Paneer with spices and yogurt. It has a whole lot of grilled vegetables like onion and peppers to elevate the taste and the texture in the curry. So many steps and so rich, sometimes this curry is not suitable for all. But how about I say you can make a healthy-ish version of this curry, that too in your soup maker? Read on..

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A famous dish from the North Indian, specifically Punjabi Cuisine this dish is so very to make. Like all the recipes, getting the basics is important and once you master it, you can apply the knowledge to customize and create more new ones.

This recipe is simple, provided you are able to source the ingredients like the fresh paneer[Homemade is awesome too!] and the spices. And a soup maker!

Soup Maker Paneer Tikka Masala – Parveenskitchen.com

No need to mention this, but the masala goes really well with Naan bread or rice or rotis. The best and fulfilling meal.

Soup Maker Paneer Tikka Masala – Parveenskitchen.com

The recipe involves 3 major steps

  • Marinating the Paneer and vegetables with yogurt and spices – For the tikka. Grilling the marinated paneer.
  • Making the curry base by adding all the curry ingredients in a Saute and make soup maker. Saute all the ingredients and Set the smooth mode.
  • Bringing them all together into a curry – back in saute mode.
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Here I want to tell you, there is no replacing the butter and cashew!! But you can reduce the amount here, since the soup maker cooks with little or less oil. The taste is not the same with the substitutes, although. Just use reduced amount. Another important thing you want to make this dish are KASOOR METHI – dried Fenugreek leaves. A crushed sprinkle of these leaves are the most flavorsome herb I have come across in Indian Cooking – better than any other fresh herb.

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Now that we have covered the major ingredients above, there are some more spices you need for this recipe – like the Garam masala, cloves and cinnamon bark, ginger garlic paste etc.,

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May look daunting, but trust me, this is easier and even if you think it is difficult the result will be worth it. Because the recipe is fail proof! Put your soup maker into good use and make this recipe that is so simple, perfect if you have a soup maker which does all the work – saute, grind, boil!! So get on with it!

I have grouped the ingredients and steps so it is very easier to follow.

No need to wait anymore.. Let’s get on with the recipe!

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Soup Maker Paneer Tikka Masala

Fhareen’s Kitchen
A super simple Soup maker paneer tikka masala recipe made in soup maker is so perfect if you the appliance and you want to try out this famous Indian Curry without breaking a sweat, mostly hands-free. Very delicious and slightly healthy-ish with all the lesser butter and cream ingredients.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, brunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 260 kcal

Equipment

  • Saute and Soup Maker

Ingredients
  

  • For the Paneer Tikka
  • 200 Grams Fresh Paneer Indian Cottage Cheese, cubed into large pieces
  • 1 Large Onion Peeled and cut into chunks, similar to the paneer
  • 1 cup De-seeded Green/Red/Yellow Peppers Same size as Paneer Cubes
  • 3/4 Cup Thick Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 3/4 tsp Salt Adjust as per taste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice Freshly Squeezed, if possible
  • 3 tsp Olive Oil To grill
  • For the masala
  • 1 Large Onion sliced
  • 3 Large Tomatoes Cut into pieces
  • 1/4 Cup Cashews About 50 grams
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 2 cups water Adjust as required to thin the gravy
  • Grilled Paneer and Vegetables From above tikka steps
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Cream Reserve some to drizzle on the pan
  • 1 tbsp Kasoor Methi Dried Fenugreek Leaves
  • To Serve
  • Naan Bread or Rice

Instructions
 

  • Make the Paneer Tikka
  • Add all the ingredients for the tikka except the oil and marinate for half an hour at least or overnight in fridge
  • When ready to grill, heat a griddle and add the marinated paneer & vegetable[Use Skewers if you want]. Grill on all sides with some olive oil brushed on the pan until they are slightly crispy and charred
  • OR You can also bake the marinated paneer & vegetables at 200 degrees Celsius for 12 -15 minutes
  • OR you can airfry them skewered or just spread in the basket for 8-10 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius
  • Serve them with mint chutney or use for the gravy, as you like
  • Make the curry in the Soup Maker
  • Set the soup maker in saute mode.
  • Add olive oil, unsalted butter. Let them heat.
  • Add the onion slices and the ginger garlic paste. Saute well
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, cashew nut and saute well.
  • Add the salt, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and mix well
  • Add 2 cups of water – just below the MIN water level in the soup maker.
  • Cancel the saute mode and close the soup maker. Set the SMOOTH mode and let it do all the difficult work.
  • Once the SMOOTH SOUP cycle has run, open the soup maker and set it back to saute mode.
  • Add the grilled tikka and cook for a minute in high
  • Add the crushed Kasoor methi, 2 tablespoon of cream and mix well.
  • Let it all cook in Saute mode for 3-4 minutes. Your simplest, low fat, slightly healthy-ish paneer tikka masala is ready.
  • Drizzle fresh cream and add some more kasoor methi on top when you serve
  • Serve hot with Naan or Rice

Notes

  1. No substitutes if you want authentic taste
  2. Kasoor Methi is an important ingredient, do not miss it
  3. Add whole spices if you like after the smooth soup mode – just so the flavor gets in the curry.
  4. Grill the paneer and vegetables until slightly charred to enhance the smoky flavor
  5. Serve hot with buttery Naan – Helps you enjoy all the goodness and flavor in every bite.
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