Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka my favourite starter. This recipe uses hung curd or sour cream with some spices a quick, simple and delicious paneer tikka recipe. Make it in Tandoor or tawa or microwave(I’ll tell you how to prepare in all three of them) it tastes delicious in every version.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cubed Paneer(Cottage cheese)
  • 1 large diced Capsicum(any colour you cal also use all three of them)
  • 1 large diced Onion
  • Chat masala as required

For marinade

  • ¾ cup hung Curd or thick Curd or Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste or crushed Ginger Garlic
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds(Ajwain)
  • 1 to 2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder(Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder(Jeera powder)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder(Dhaniya powder)
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp dry Mango Powder(Amchur powder)
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder (optional)
  • juice of half Lemon
  • Rock salt or black salt as per taste
  • 1-2 Oil or Ghee(Clarified Butter) for brushing
  • 1 Tbsp Gram Flour

Method

  1. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients of marinade.
  2. Add Paneer cubes and diced veggies in the marinade and marinate well. Keep inside refrigerator for about 1- 1½ hours.
  3. After taking it out of refrigerator let it come to Room Temperature.
  4. In oven- Place marinated veggies and paneer on a baking tray and bake for  7-8 minutes at 200 degree celsius in a pre-heated oven. Turn and bake for more 5-6 minutes.
  5. In tandoor- Put everything on skewers and grill in tandoor until golden brown.
  6. On Tawa- Place veggies and paneer on a heated non-stick tawa with little oil and grill till golden brown from all sides.
  7. Sprinkle Chat masala over it and serve hot.

Tips

  • Use light hands while marinating as paneer pieces might break.
  • If you are using skewers then soak them in water for 15-20 minutes before using.
  • If you are in a hurry you can also marinate for 15-20 minutes only.
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Paneer Tikka
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