Paneer Tikka is a famous North Indian starter recipe and must be a favourite one not only for vegetarians but for non-vegetarians too.Paneer Tikka is marinated paneer cubes and veggies in curd with some different spices to make it more flavorful and delicious.
Paneer with the veggies has to be marinated for at least 3-4 hours.Paneer Tikka is usually prepared in tandoor (clay oven).I have showed two methods of making Panner Tikka at home ,one with oven and another method is a simple one using a dosa tawa.
Paneer Tikka can be served as healthy snack for kids back from school with a cup of milk or a glass of their favourite fresh fruit juice.
PREPARATION TIME : 15 MINS
MARINATING TIME : 3-4 HOURS OR OVERNIGHT
SERVES : 4-6
200 g paneer (cottage cheese)
1 medium sized capsicum/green bell pepper
1 medium sized red bell pepper
1 medium sized yellow bell pepper
1 onion cubed
150 ml curd
3/4 tsp chaat masala
3/4 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp tsp powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp lime juice
Salt to taste
PREPARING THE VEGGIES
1. Cube the paneer into 1 inch squares.
2.Cube the capsicums (all 3 colours) into 1 inch squares.
3.Cut the onions into 4 and remove the layer one by one.
4. Marinate the Paneer and the veggies separately.
Take the curd in a large mixing bowl,add the spices and mix them well.
Add food colour if needed ( optional )
Mix the paneer pieces and arrange them in a plate.Add the veggies into the marinade and coat them evenly.Cover them and keep the marinade in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
STOVE TOP METHOD
Heat oil in a pan ,place the coated panneer and the veggies on the tawa and fry in low flame on both the sides.
USING AN OVEN
Preheat the oven to 180 degree C or 350 degree F.If using a wooden skewers immerse them in water for 15 mins.
Arrange the paneer and veggies,brush with oil and bake for 20-25 mins.
Serve the Paneer Tikka with lemon wedges and green chutney.
TAKE CARE TIPS
Marinade the mixture for 3-4 hours or keep the marinated paneer overnight in the fridge
Use a well seasoned dosa tawa to avoid the paneer getting stuck to the tawa.
My display pics of paneer tikka are made from stove top.