Paneer tikka is made with marinated paneer/cottage cheese cubes, arranged on skewers and grilled or baked in oven. It can be easily made at home and you just need to get some simple ingredients for this. I generally add diced onion, tomatoes and capsicum in this and these vegetables also brings a good flavor in paneer tikka. So I would suggest you to add those veggies.
Paneer Tikka is the most popular Barbeque recipe, which has its own special place in any Indian get-together, function or party. It is also considered as an easy and delicious Snack recipe, that is cooked in Tandoor or Oven. If you do not have oven then you can make it in a non-stick pan as well.
Paneer Tikka is famous Indian Starter and generally served in every Indian Wedding or Party. People enjoy this starter because of its mouth melting flavors. Let us show you how to make restaurant style paneer tikka recipe at home.
Paneer Tikka is a famous Indian Starter / Appetizer made with Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) and some Vegetables. It can be served as a Snack Dish also.
250 gm cottage cheese (paneer) in cubes
2 capsicums diced
2 tomatoes (cut in round shape remove pulp)
2 onions diced
1-1/2 cups yogurt (curd)
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 teaspoon green chilli paste
2 tsp tikka masala or garam masala powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp cumin seed powder
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon oil
2 tablespoon coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
In a big bowl whisk the curd until it is smooth.
Add ginger garlic paste, green chilies paste, red chili powder, chaat masala, tikka masala, lemon juice, coriander leaves and salt to taste. Mix the spice powders very well with curd.
You can also add oil at this stage if you do not want to brush the paneer tikka with oil later.
Now add the veggies and paneer to the marinade and marinate at least for an hour or more in the refrigerator.
Take out the marinated paneer from the refrigerator and bring it at room temperature.
Skewer the veggies and paneer alternately on skewers or tooth picks.
Preheat the oven for 3 minutes at 180 degree C and arrange the skewers on its rack. Brush the paneer and veggies with some oil.
Bake the paneer tikka for 20-25 minutes. In between brush it again with some oil.
Paneer Tikka is ready to serve with Coriander chutney and kachumber salad.
If you do not have oven then use a non stick tava for making paneer tikka, so that paneer does not stick while frying.
You can aadd two tbsp besan in the marination. It will prevent the paneer from sticking to the tava and will give a nice taste.
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Paneer Tikka can be served as an Starter or Snack Dish. It is always very tasty.
For garnishing, you can grate some carrot over paneer tikka just before serving.