Friday, 26 March 2010

Sinful Paneer Tikka Masala in Microwave!!

How many of you prepare whole Dish in microwave?  Tell you the truth it wasn't until I really needed to use microwave in emergency..(I was just using microwave for defrosting or reheating maybe) 4-5 years ago when we had our kitchen renovated, we were without Gas Cooker more than 2 weeks...that time I started using microwave for making dishes like rice, curries and daals....I heard some people make even Dosa in microwave!  So that time one of my friend gave me this recipe, and since than I make this paneer dish in microwave....Paneer Tikka Masala is my family faviourite also few of my non-asian friends likes it too...mild, rich and creamy...


You will need:-For Tikka
  • 1 cup Paneer cubed(indian cottage cheese-available in Indian store, in U.K availbale in big Supermarkets too)
  • 2 tsp ginger-garlic puree
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • pinch of Black Salt(Indian shops known as SANCHAL)
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Mango Powder
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt(beaten)
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2-3 tbsp of Beetroot Juice(not favour of using food colour)

You will Need:-For the Masala

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped Onion
  • 1 tbsp Cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp melon Seeds
  • 2-3 Cloves and cinamon pieces
  • 1 Big Cardamom(Kali Elychi)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Garlic-Ginger Paste
  • 2-3 Kashmir Chillies(you can use any )
You will need:-For the Gravey
  • 1 cup Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp Khoya(I used wholemilk powder)
  • 2 tsp Kasoori Methi
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt to taste
Method:-

For Tikka:-Place all the ingredients in a one bowl and leave at least for 7-8 minutes.  Now transfer everything on a greased plate and cook in a microwave for about 2 minutes.  after that turn over the paneer pieces and cook 1 more minute.  Leave a side.

For Masala:-Grind everything in a grinder with little water and make paste.  In a microwaveble bowl add oil and masala and cook for 2-3 minutes.  Now add tomato puree, salt and kasoori methi and cook 2 minutes.  Add Khoya, ketchup and milk and cook again for about 1-2 minutes.  Now add 1/2 cup water and paneer pieces and cook atleast about 3-4 minutes.  Garnish with fresh Coriander and if you really want to add fresh cream!!!!!!!!!!(depanding on your waistline....;-P

Serve it with roti, Naan or puri and Enjoy!!
 ..and also I would like to draw your attention to our buddy Asha from "ASRA"...ASHANO KA" who has recently created her new blog "HASTKALA...ASHANO KA"....Hooray!!I've visited there many times, and loved all her beautiful cards she makes..she is a really talented lady with beautiful heart too..please pay a visit to her blog..

Sending this too Niloufer's event Twenty-20 cooking event..

72 comments:

  1. OMG!!!.... Awesome post dear... looks very tempting & spicy.. nice clicks too.. :)

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  2. This one is super Jags,rich and creamy and ofcourse delicious....i so hope this goes thru coz for the last 2 posts my comments arent going thru at ur blog...i dont knw why,its either blogger or my internet as am havin trouble with a few ,not all ,sites:-((((

    Loved ur super post on ASFD, loved reading about it ...
    and thanx a ton loads for all the awards ,im truly so looking foward to posting all ur awards :-))))

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  3. oh my..paneer....i 'm addicted to this ....your MW version looks simple n delicious....

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  4. Looking delicious dear! I am a slave to Paneer. This seems very sinful indeed!

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  5. paneer tikka masala in microwave!!! wow...looking yummy...

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  6. Hi Jagruti, so true MV comes to my help only for heating and reheating and surely grilling.
    I loved the use of beetroot, such a healthy way to naturally impart the colour.

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  7. I use microwave mainly to warm up the leftover...this looks truly yummy.

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  8. Oh! Jagruti....... U have taken me by shock, surprise happiness..all together..... My happiness means no bounds.... I'm touched.... People u think are a part of you, tend to forget u..... But people I have never met & only know by exchange of words..... sometimes tend to touch your lives... You have made my day.... I was feeling down because of my PMS.... & reading this post surely gave me a kick start......

    I thank you with all my heart...for the words dear..... GOD BLESS U WITH ALL THE HAPPINESS U DESERVE & MANY MORE!!!!!!!

    Ash....
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  9. Thank you girls!!
    @Asha; what you said it's true!!it was my pleasure! god bless you...

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  10. hey this looks so rich and creammy..no wonder its a big hit..looks delicious.slurrp..

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  11. Love the Paneer Tikka here dear. What a lovely color and very quick to make as well. Luved the masala and the beautiful click!

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  12. Quick n easy recipe..thanx for sharing,will giv a try...

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  13. Wo paneer tikka in MC!!! Looks so creamy...yummm

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  14. Looks so rich and creamy...yummy yumm

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  15. I use my microwave to defrost or reheat, nothing else. I'd never have thought we can cook a nice meal like yours in a microwave! Lovely.
    Never heard of black salt or ginger puree. You're amazing, I am learning new spices with your great posts.
    Thanks a lot,

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  16. Thats so true about MW, we hardly use it for some other purpose apart from heating , defrosting our foods...the panner dish just looks awesome....i can feel the creamy taste seeing the snaps....

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  17. Hi! This looks so yummy!! I bet I could make it with tofu instead of paneer... I always wonder is the "red chili powder" the same as cayenne powder? Peace, Stephanie

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  18. The recipe looks so delectable..Cant resist

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  19. That's qucik and easy and rich recipe

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  20. Sooooo creamy and delicious...

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  21. wow..thats looks spicy n yummy.....

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  22. Jagruti

    I am so happy to hear that it is possible to make a delicious meal like this in the microwave! Wonderful, now I just have to get the ingredients ready!

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  23. I love Indian food....would love to be your neighbor..he he! Looks great!

    xoxo

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  24. Oh my! Looks so creamy and delish that too made in MC. Thanks for sharing J.

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  25. oh wow, so delicious, i cant believe its entirely cooked in microwave! i haven't really been cooking entire dishes in microwave as much as i should.. this one looks yummy!

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  26. Wow, paneer recipe in microwave. Will surely try it.

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  27. oh woow!!!paneer tikka masala in microwave is really great job jagruthi....Same I use microwave to defrost and reheat only,but never cooked in MW...and the curry looks so delicious and yummy..

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  28. lovely..what a quick and simple dish!

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  29. Hey Jag, lovely dish yaar...thnx for reminding me to use microwave more!!!

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  30. wow maybe i should put my microwave to use!! looks so tempting..... nice recipe!

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  31. This is my favorite.but never tried in microwave.Thanks for sharing this easy method!

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  32. wow! wish i could have that plate!

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  33. Jagruti,

    Microwave is meant only for reheating, heating and defrosting something, you made some wonderful dish using it, looks really good.

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  34. Tried a cake once in a microwave and it was horrible. have stayed away from cooking major things in that henceforth. I however make jacket potatoes and like u mention thaw veggies and meat...this looks great..and im sure it tasted just as rich and awesome as the stove top one.

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  35. Slurpp, cant take my eyes from the click, such a beautiful paneer tikka masala Jagruti...am drooling even after having my dinner..

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  36. You are true about Microwave. We r used to gas and find it convenient and faster to get the job done. After seeing ur dish, I should definitely make better use of my MW.Thanks for sharing.

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  37. WOW looks so superb Jagruti. Looks so creamy and rich... loved the color too.

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  38. The color of this dish is really wonderful. It looks like a blazing sunset. I can only imagine how good it tastes.

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  39. Thanks for stopping by! I love the music you have on your blog. Have a great weekend!

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  40. this dish looks so colourful and vibrant..feeling like taking it from the screen..

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  41. Oh..the paneer looks delectable!!I cook in MW too,once in a while:)

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  42. Love paneer..and love the name too..looks so delicious

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  43. Paneer tikka looks creamy and delcious dear :-)
    Adding beetroot juice sounds interesting...

    Must give a try

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  44. Wonderful colour,even i love cooking in microwave :)

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  45. Wooow,,,curry looks rich creamy and delicious,,,superb cooking curry in microwave sounds really great dear,,thanks for sharing,,take care n keep on smiling.

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  46. I love anythign tikka masala (but then again...who doesn't), especially paneer! I think it is so cool that this is made in the microwave.

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  47. I wrote down your recipe as I was reading it...it was too good...I am planning to try this tomorrow...thanks...looks so creamy and sinful indeed :)

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  48. Cat is sleeping inside my MW ;) i shud use it regulary..urs is looking very nice.awesome click.

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  49. hey jagruti...we were in Nottingham for over a year, but now in London:)

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  50. WOW WOW!! looks heavenly. Jagruti Pls accept the award dear..

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  51. Very nice tempting clicks, i have never tried any gravy using a microwave, must try it now seeing your delicious creamy gravy

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  52. Lovely paneer dish. The gravy looks rich and delicious.

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  53. That dish looks so good and sinfully spicy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  54. Lovely color of gravy..Though it looks sinfully deliscious,Its ok to indulge in such kind of food once in a while:)

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  55. Scrummy! That looks awesome.

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  56. I haven't had good luck cooking in the microwave. I really only use it to reheat leftovers. This sounds delicious and best of all simple.

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  57. good idea..Nice presentation..Paneer tikka masala looks yummy
    jagruti you have awards waiting at my blog..come and collect that dear

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  58. Hi Jagruti!. I never use my microwave for cooking.. This gravy looks so rich and creamy and delicious!. Sure will taste great with my phulkas.

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  59. Hi dear, beautiful photos and delicious recipe! kiss.

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  60. Looks nice Jagruthi..MW special!

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  61. I love Indian cuisine, that's a cuisine I wanted to explore!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and introduce me to yours. Hope to share more recipes in the future!

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  62. Beautiful Photo and paneer tikka looks delicious....

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  63. Paneer is one of my all time fav! looks so creamy and delicious.

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  64. paneer tikka in MC luks perfect !!!... never tried in MC ...

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  65. Just yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :))

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  66. Dear Jagruti ,
    Paneer tikka masla that too in Microwave. Well done yaar! Looks delectable :-)
    Deepa

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  67. wow.. looks perfect & fantastic...nice click..

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  68. wow! thats truly a sinful paneer. very easy n very tasty too. Thanks for sharing it with us

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  69. really a sinful n tasty paneer.wow

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