Paneer/Tofu Tikka Masala

Updated: Nov 27, 2021

This creamy curry is ready in less than 20 minutes and tastes delicious. The original tikka masala sauce is obviously slightly different and more time-consuming but this version is perfect if you crave Indian food.

Preparation Time: 5 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 20 mins

Servings: 2 people

 

Vegetarian Option (Paneer)


Ingredients


200 g paneer cheese

6 tsp tikka masala paste

1 garlic clove

400 g tomato cubes (tinned)

50 ml water

100 g cream

75 g frozen peas

salt

pepper

 

Method

  1. Cut the paneer into cubes and brush each cube with the tikka masala paste. In a pan, fry for 5 minutes until the paneer cubes are golden brown on the outside. Set aside.


2. Finely chop the garlic. Heat 6 tsp tikka masala paste in a pan and fry the garlic with for 3 minutes. Deglaze with the tomato cubes and water. Let simmer for 5 minutes.


3. Add the cream and frozen peas. Season with salt and pepper and add the paneer to the sauce.


4. Serve with naan bread or rice.


Enjoy!

 

Vegan Option (Tofu)


Ingredients


200 g tofu

6 tsp tikka masala paste

1 garlic clove

400 g tomato cubes (tinned)

50 ml water

100 g soy or oat cuisine (vegan cream)

75 g frozen peas

salt

pepper

 

Method


1. Put the tofu on a plate, cover it with a cutting board and place some heavy books on it. Let sit for 10 minutes to get excess water out of the tofu. Cut the tofu into cubes and marinate with 2 tsp of the tikka masala paste. Keep in the fridge for 2 hours.


2. In a pan, fry the tofu for 5 minutes until they are golden brown on the outside. Set aside.


3. Finely chop the garlic. Heat 6 tsp tikka masala paste in a pan and fry the garlic with for 3 minutes. Deglaze with the tomato cubes and water. Let simmer for 5 minutes.


4. Add the soy or oat cuisuine and frozen peas. Season with salt and pepper and add the paneer to the sauce.


5. Serve with naan bread or rice.


Enjoy!


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