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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

  • 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.
  • 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

  • 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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  1. Wow perfect for the weather:-)

  2. Yummy paneer. ...looks. ..delicious ☺

  3. Looks simply awesome Sathya!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  9. Simple, easy and a healthy protein!!!

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

  11. lovely clicks.... tempting snack

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

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

  14. These were too good... Just love it

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

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

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

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

  19. Super tempting Sathya..Loved the presentation.


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