By far the most famous Indian dish there is. I don’t know if I’ve ever been to a restaurant where Chicken Tikka Masala and Paneer Tikka Masala haven’t been on the menu.
It’s a crowd pleaser and for good cause. Traditionally the paneer is made in a tandoor giving it an amazing clay oven taste and then it’s cooked in a rich, savory, and slightly sweet gravy. All in all paneer tikka masala is amazing.
I absolutely love this dish. I traditionally like my curry with meat but the rich creaminess of the paneer really makes this dish fabulous. It’s one of the things that I love about Indian food. There are so many amazing vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free dishes, that you really don’t feel like you’re missing out.
Not the easiest dish to make, given that you have to make the paneer first and then the curry. However, if there’s store bought paneer you like, you can always cut down your prep time by half and go that way.
Fun fact #92: People think/say/pretend this is an Indiand/Punjabi dish…it’s not, it’s British, and was a way to use older paneer :p
Love paneer as much as we do? Try these:
6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories591
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 21.4g 107%
- Cholesterol 115mg 39%
- Sodium 1463mg 61%
- Potassium 969mg 28%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 4.5g 18%
- Sugars 10.9g
- Protein 25.5g 51%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.