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Paneer Tikka, a popular North Indian Starter that can be made at home in easy way.It is a healthy and protein rich tandoori recipe made from cottage cheese.Chunks of paneer and vegetables are marinated in curd and some spices and then grilled.
Paneer tikka is authentic tandoori recipe prepared with indian spices and tandoori masala. It is extremely delicious recipe and can be served as a starter with mint yogurt chutney and some salad in barbeque party or in kitty party.
Traditionally paneer tikka is made in tandoor or in oven, but you can make it on non stick tawa or pan too. Tandoori masala plays a important role to enhance the flavour,that’s why it’s a prime ingredient.I have used homemade tandoori masala, for this you can refer my other previously published post Tandoori Masala.
So, Let’s Start Now,
Paneer cubes – 250 gm
Green capsicum cubes – 100 gm or 2 medium
Tomato cubes without seed – 100 gm or 2 medium
Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
Tandoori masala – ¼ tsp
Lemon juice – 2 tsp
Hung curd – 2 tbsp
Salt – 1 tsp or as taste
Oil – 2 tbsp
Besan(gram flour) or corn flour – 1 tsp
Chaat masala – 1 tsp
1.Take a bowl add hung curd, salt, tandoori masala, ginger garlic paste, oil and all the spices.
2.Marinate paneer cubes with deseeded tomato cubes and capsicum cubes in curd mix for one hour in refrigerator.
3.If your mixture is runny then add a teaspoon of besan(gram flour) or corn flour.
4.Preheat oven at 200 degree for 5 minutes, meanwhile prepare a baking tray with an aluminium foil.
5.Now insert the marinated paneer and vegetables in the skewers carefully, if using bamboo skewers, soak the skewers in cold water for 5 minutes before use to avoid burning.
6.Now spread some oil over skewers using a brush, grill for 10 minutes then turn the skewers carefully and brush some oil.
7.Grill this side for another 10 minutes, check the paneer if done then remove from oven.
8.You can cook on a stove top too, just roast the marinated paneer and vegetables in a pan, spread little oil around paneer and vegetables for toasting.
9.Transfer the skewers to a serving plate,sprinkle some chaat masala and lemon juice over it.
10.Serve with onion rings and mint chutney.
Enjoy your Paneer Tikka.
Note:- 1.In this recipe you can use vegetables of your choice like onion,mushroom,tofu,red bell pepper or yellow bell pepper.
2.You can cook paneer tikka in stove top too.
3.To get burnt flavor, roast the cooked tikka on all sides evenly over direct gas flame for a half minute.