Saturday, 12 June 2010

Paneer Tikka

Soft Indian cheese and veggies marinated in Indian spices and grilled . Yes !!I am talking about Paneer Tikka- a famous Indian starter, which is easy and quick to make and great for parties and potlucks. And its a favorite of Indian vegetarians and also the best alternative of Chicken tikka.

I started making this only few months back and I have fallen in love with this low fat appetizer. And my family loves it too. My kiddo calls it chicken cube :) believe me its so easy and tastes yummy and even those people whole don't like paneer will be tempted to eat this.

I have used hung yogurt in this use, this helps in coating the marinade evenly. But store bought thick yogurt can also be used. And if you want your tikkas to have that red tandoori look, a pinch of red food colour can be added to the marinade. So, without further ado, lets move on to the recipe.

PANEER TIKKA
Ingredients:
300 grams of Paneer,
1 large onion,
1 green bell pepper,
1 red bell pepper,
1 yellow bell pepper,1 cup thick yogurt,
1 tsp ginger paste,
1 tsp garlic paste,
1 tsp red chilli powder,1/2 tsp of garam masala powder,a pinch of turmeric powder,
1/2 tsp cumin powder,
1/2 tsp amchoor(dry mango)powder(optional),
1/2 tsp Kasoori methi(optional),
1/4 tsp of pepper powder and
salt to taste.

Method:
Cut the Paneer into 1 inch cubes. Cut the onion into into big cubes, deseed and cut the bell peppers into 1" inch peices. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, ginger paste, garlic paste with all the dry spices and mix well. Now add the cubed paneer and all the veggies to this paste and mix well and make sure that the marinade coats all the veggies.Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Arrange the marinated paneer and veggies on a skewer and grill or if using an oven use broil mode or the highest temperature of your oven. Grill for 10- 15 minutes, turning the skewer in between and brush with some oil, to retain its softness.
Paneer Tikka can be served on a bed of lettuce with some veggies or arrange them on toothpicks for individual serving.

Notes:
If using wooden skewers, soak them for 6-7 hours or overnight in water to prevent them from burning.

28 comments:

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Looks and sounds so tastey!!
=)

Krishnaveni said...

my fav paneer...looks so beautiful

VineelaSiva said...

Wow the paneer tikka looks awesome.Makes me tempting.Thanx for sharing the recipe.

Suja Sugathan said...

Healthy and yummy starters..tempting clicks.

Priya said...

Tempting paneer tikkas, truly makes me drool..

Shabs.. said...

I have been waiting fr this ever since u told me....Hey, where did u get hung yogurt?....will hanging our regular yogurt make a sustitute?.....looks so good!

BTW, those ramekins r offer again...try and see if u can grab some...there r only 2 left in store nearby....that was there ever since i bought them last time....chk it out.Had sent u text, did u get it?

Shabs.. said...

I have been waiting fr this ever since u told me....Hey, where did u get hung yogurt?....will hanging our regular yogurt make a sustitute?.....looks so good!

BTW, those ramekins r offer again...try and see if u can grab some...there r only 2 left in store nearby....that was there ever since i bought them last time....chk it out.Had sent u text, did u get it?

Shabs.. said...

Hey, i just noticed....u and me did 32 posts this year....what a coincidence!!!!

Faiza Ali said...

Thank you all for the comments :)

@ Shabs: Yes, dear. You can hang the regular yogurt in a muslin cloth to remove excess water, to yield thick yogurt. And yeah, I just saw that we both are both are posting on same pace :)

Uma said...

looks absolutely delicious. Yum!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Mouthwatering.....

Yummy Team said...

Yummy paneer tikkas..Am droooling over the pics..

Satya said...

Hi faiza,paneer tikka looks very tempting ...very nice presentation ..feel like to grabing it directly from the screen :-)

Pari said...

Perfectly made tikkas Faiza, and I loved the click with shadow effect.

BeenaShylesh said...

wow delisious....

Life is beautiful!!! said...

They look very inviting. As usual beautiful presentation Faiza.

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks very tempting dear :-)

Parita said...

Paneer tikka looks delicious..yummy!

Anonymous said...

Paneer is not low fat or low calorie...unless you made it yourself from fat free milk.

Nitha said...

Looks delicious and yummy...

Valarmathi said...

Panner tikka looks mouthwatering and delicious. Nice click.

Rachana Kothari said...

A mouthwatering paneer tikka!

Priya said...

ummm.. delicious.. love the pics :)

Shriya said...

Awesome clicks.Love the recipe. Very nice presentation.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Faiza

Paneer Tikka is my all time favourite snack and you have prepared it in such a way that I could not take my eyes off your clicks.Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Divya Vikram said...

Pretty looking appetizers. Yummy!

J said...

I can have it at any time!! Yumm!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Very delicious starter, beautifully presented dear:)

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