firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil. add 1 bay leaf, ½ inch cinnamon, 2 pods cardamom, 3 cloves and 1 tsp cumin. saute until the spices turn aromatic.
add 2 onion and 1 tsp ginger garlic paste. saute until the onions turn golden brown.
keeping the flame on low, add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder and 1 tsp salt.
saute until the spices turn aromatic.
further, add 2 cup tomato puree and cook well.
cook until the oil separates from the sides.
now add leftover marination mixture and cook on low flame.
make sure to stir continuously and cook until the oil separates from the sides.
further, add 1 cup water and mix adjusting the consistency as required.
add in prepared paneer tikka and mix gently.
cover and simmer for 2 minutes, or until the flavours are absorbed well.
now add ¼ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 2 tbsp coriander. mix well.
finally, enjoy paneer tikka masala with tandoori roti or naan.