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Saturday, February 21, 2015

How To Make Paneer Tikka | Indian Starters

   Paneer Tikka-The very famous Indian starter.When i used to work ,we go to restaurants every quarter for dinner.Even though i don't go often ,whenever i go the very first thing they serve was paneer tikka -a juicy,spicy,tangy paneer marinated and roasted in tandoori oven.
paneer tikka


    Tandoori paneer tikka is very different than regular tikka, its juicy to the core.Because of non-availability of tandoori oven, i made them in regular oven.I used store bought paneer, they have a strong texture compared to homemade paneer.I didn't bother about the texture because i made tikka masala after making these tikka.
paneer tikka

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                                 How To make paneer Tikka | Indian Starter

How to Make paneer tikka                      How to make paneer tikka an Indian starter

 Cuisine: Indian Category:Appetiser | Starter Serves:3-4    Prep time:1- 2 hours 15 minutes Total time:2 hours 40 minutes


Ingredients:
  • 175 grams paneer.
  • 1 bell pepper.
  • 1 onions(preferably purple).
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder(use kashmiri red chili for more vibrant colour,but remember it is less spicy than regular chili powder).
  • 4 tbsp yogurt(around 60 grams).
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/8 tsp garam masala.
  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi.
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
  • salt required.
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  • oil for brushing.
Preparation:
  • Cube the paneer,onion and bell pepper(try to bring them same size).
Cubing the onions
(just cut onion in quarters and cut in half,separate each layer)

  • In a wide bowl mix chili powder,ginger garlic paste,garam masala,turmeric powder,lemon juice with yogurt.
marination items

  • Mix them all well .Add cubed paneer,bell pepper,onions to the masala.
  • Combine well so the masala coats well.
marinate onions,paneer,bell pepper

  • Marinate them for a an hour or two.
Grilling in oven:
  • Keep the skewers ready(You can keep the skewers in water for sometime, your paneer goes easily in to skewers).
  • Put paneer two onions,bell pepper alternatively.
  • Keep an oven safe pan.Put the aluminium foil down on the pan/plate.
Keep skewers in oven safe plate
            ( Pic i didn't show placing aluminium foil,later i added because all the marination was tripping and getting burnt)
  • Keep the skewers on the pan(if it touches the edges then it is perfect) and grill tikka until sides are brown( it take 20-25 minutes on 300 degrees to get the sides brown)
  • Paneer tikka is ready.Serve it with green chutney 
Grilling in pan/Stove Top:
  • This is faster than oven grilling.
  • Keep an wide pan.Apply oil to bottom.
  • Keep the skewers.Fry until the side brown.
Place the skewers in pan with oil

  • Then turn to the other side.Fry until brown.Keep turning until all sides are brown.
  • Keep the tikka in small skewers.So kids can eat it as finger foods.
paneer tikka ready

Note:
  • Try to cut onion,bell pepper and paneer same size.So it all roasted at the same time.
  • You can add more chili powder if you want more spice,mine was very mild.(I made tikka masala which i later added more chili powder)
  • Use more yogurt or slightly roasted gram flour to make the marinade more thick(in authentic tikka masala,gram flour gets added).
  • For more crispier edges brush the edges with oil or ghee while roasting.
  • If you are not concerned about time .Roast paneer tikka in low temperature(oven) for more time.
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31 comments:

  1. Yummy paneer. ...looks. ..delicious ☺

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  2. looks perfect.. one of easy and tasty snack

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  3. the pictures look amazing, sathya... delicious tikka, wish to grab them...

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    1. I wish i can see you some day.So that i can give a lot of goodies.

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  4. I can't say not to the tikka. My all time fav.

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  5. looks delicious. i f i may, next time keep onions layer together, so it wont burn.

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  6. Loved the stove top method. Good effort Sathya.

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  7. Paneer tikka looks delicious.. love the stove top method.

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  8. Very tempting paneer Tikka.. Yummy

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  9. Awesome tikka recipe Sathya. Perfect for this cold weather. Loved your clear step by step pictures! :-)

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  10. Perfectly made paneer tikkas..... clearly illustrated.... :)

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  11. perfectly made paneer tikkas!! looks too good!!

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  12. Wow..very inviting paneer tikka. I love it. It looks super delicious :)

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  13. Nice presentation ..one of the Gud recipe vth paneer to enjoy weekends da..

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  14. Paneer tikka looks fantastic!! Beautiful clicks..

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  15. Super tempting Sathya..Loved the presentation.

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