Paneer Tikka Masala

My most awaiting dish. I always wanted to try these kind of special recipes from Paneer but keep on postponing thinking that would be a long process. When i made it yesterday, i tried to make it as easy as possible as i am lazy ;)  and it turned out delicious. My husband loved it very much :) I will be happy when he loves my recipes :)
Here, i would like to share the recipe for my wonderful audience...
Ingredients for this recipe :
Paneer  -   8 oz
2 medium onions
5 medium tomatoes
1 green bell pepper [capsicum]
Cumin seeds
few bay leaves
1 tbsp kasoori methi
3 green thai chillies
1 tsp Corn startch
Oil to saute
Handful of chopped cilantro
Salt to taste
Masala powders:
3/4 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp corriander powder
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
3/4 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp homemade peanut powder [optional]

Paneer Tikka Masala [Crown shape with napkin at the back]

Paneer Marination :
Cut paneer into small cubes.
Mix all these with paneer :
1 tbsp of yogurt
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste [u can make from fresh ginger garlic or can use store product]
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp corriander powder
1/2 tsp homemade peanut powder [optional]
Mix all the above marination ingredients with paneer, close the lid and let it marinate for an hour and half. you can refrigerate it.

Marinated Paneer. I marinated for 2 hours. but min 1 hour shld be fine.

Make tomato puree out of 5 medium tomatoes and set it aside. Mix little water to corn starch and make it as liquid without lumps, keep it aside.

Cooking Procedure :
Take a pan with oil to saute. Add the marinated paneer pieces to heated oil and let the paneer saute until golden brown on both the sides, take them into a bowl and set them aside.
In the same pan again take oil enough to saute.
Once the oil heat up, add the ingredients in the following order :
cumin seeds; bay leaves; kasoori methi;
add chopped bell pepper;  salt; close the lid and let the bell pepper cook for atleast 5 mins on medium flame.
Now, add thinly chopped onions, green chillies, ginger-garlic paste. Stir altogether and let it cook for 5 to 7 mins.
Once the onions become tender, add tomato puree, mix altogether, and let it cook until the tomato puree is almost done.
Itz time to add "Masala Powders [mentioned above along with other ingredients]". Stir altogether, cook for another couple of minutes.
Now, add the sauteed paneer pieces to the gravy, let it cook for 2 mins. Add Corn starch liquid, let the entire gravy get thick.
Finally, add cilantro and serve it hot with Rotis.
Tastes yumm with rotis

Tweaks of the day : 
1) Bell pepper takes time to cook. So, i cook bell pepper first and when it is almost done, then i will add onions to saute. If we add the onions first and then bell peppers, then by the time bell pepper is done, onions get burnt! so, to avoid that, i cook bell pepper first.
2) Kasoori methi gives nice flavour to gravy recipes like this.
3) Never add corn starch directly to any curry. Dilute it with little water and then add that liquid to curry.