Paneer Tikka – How to Make Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka is an Indian dish made from chunks of Paneer marinated in spices and are then arranged on a stick with Capsicum, Onions and Tomatoes grilled in a Tandoor. It is a Vegetarian alternative to Chicken Tikka .Traditionally it was made in Tandoor, with time and trend now, they are also made in oven and gas stove.

Ingredients:

Paneer – 500gm
Green Capsicum – 1
Yellow Capsicum- 1
Red Capsicum – 1
Tomatoes – 2
Onion – 2
Bamboo Skewers – 9-10

Ingredients for Marinations:

Thick Yoghurt – 1 cup
Besan / Gram flour – 1/2 cup
Ajwain – 1 tsp
Garam Masala – 1 tsp
Kashmiri Red Chilli – 1Tbsp
Chicken Tandoori Masala – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Chaat Masala – 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 Tsp (optional)
Lemon Juice – 1 Tbsp (optional)
Mustard Oil – 2 Tbsp
Oil – 3 Tbsp
Oil – for Shallow fry
Salt to Taste

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Preparation Method:

  1. Cut Paneer into 1″ cubes , and all the vegetables into 1″ pieces.
  2. Separate the different layers of onion.
  3. Heat 3 Tbsp of oil in a Pan, add ajwain and saute till aromatic.
  4. Add besan , saute till its raw flavour disappears and aromatic.
  5. In a large bowl , put the besan mixture. when it gets cool add yoghurt, ginger garlic paste (optional), chilli powder, turmeric powder, chicken tandoori masala, garam masala, Chat Masala ,salt, lemon juice(optional). Mix well.
  6. Now add Mustard oil and mix well.
  7. Now add all the Paneer and vegetables in the mixture and mix well, so that all the pieces gets coated with the marination well.
  8. Set aside for at least 1 hour.
  9. Take a skewers now put paneer pieces followed by capsicum, tomato and onions.
  10. Heat oil in a grill pan, Put the skewers with paneer, capsicum, tomato and onions on grill pan.
  11. When one side gets golden brown, gently lift and turn. Do this with all the sides.
  12. When all sides done remove the Tikka on a Serving plate.
  13. Serve Hot with Green Chutney with some Onions rings sprinkled with Chat Masala & lemon slices.
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Sweta Yadav

I am personal chef and food blog writer. I love cooking and believe food is secret to success and good health

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