Paneer Tikka | Tandoori Paneer Tikka | Easy Paneer Starter recipe

Paneer Tikka Recipe
Paneer Tikka Recipe
Paneer Tikka, isn't the name itself inviting? Paneer is a go to recipe at home whenever we go on a vegetarian mode. Last week, I was wanting to do a paneer recipe that I had not blogged about just to click pictures. I made the marinate 2 hours before and soaked the paneer and capsicum and onions pieces. The paneer pieces were tender and flavoured well. The key is in the marination and you can make the marinate ahead and then pan/ oven roast the paneer to make the tikka.


Tandoori Paneer Tikka
Tandoori Paneer Tikka

Paneer Starter Recipe
Paneer Starter Recipe
PANEER TIKKA RECIPE | TANDOORI PANEER TIKKA RECIPE

Recipe  Source - Own
Serves - 4 generously
Prep time - 10 mins 
Marination time - minimum 30 mins - 3 hrs
Cook time - 10 mins
Serving suggestion - as a starter.

Ingredients

Paneer / cottage cheese - 200 gms, chopped into cubes
Onion - 1 large, quartered
Red Capsicum - 1 large, quartered
Yellow/ Green Capsicum - 1 large, quartered
Oil - 1 tbsp to brush on top

Marination 

Thick curd/ yoghurt - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
Lemon juice - juice from 1 lemon (medium)
Kasthuri methi - 1 tsp
kashmiri red chilli powder - 1 tsp (adds colour)
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/3 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Jeera powder - 1/2 tsp
Chaat masala - 1 tsp

Method

1. Quarter the onions, bell peppers (capsicum) into cubes and set aside.
2. In a bowl combine all the ingredients mentioned under marination, using a hand whisk stir well and divide into two bowls in one add the cubed paneer and in the other add the bell peppers and onions. 
3. Set aside to marinate for 30 min - 3 hours. 
4. Oven: If using an oven use bake/ grill mode and pre-heat to 200 C and line a baking tray with foil. Prepare skewars and line the paneer, peppers and onions alternately. Line in the prepared baking tray and bake for 10 mins flipping side and further bake for 5 mins.
5. Stove top: Grease with oil and place the skewars flipping sides every 2 minutes to get an even coating.
6. Remove from skewars and serve along with green chutney.



Cooks Wisdom

Tip 1

1. Always use fresh yoghurt and lemon juice for more succulent paneer tikka, make sure that the paneer is also fresh.

Tip 2

2. For amazing flavours rub the warm paneer tikka with melted butter and make sure you marinate for minimum 30 mins upto 3 hours.

Tip 3

3. You can avoid chaat masala and add garam masala instead. Adding saffron also gives amazing flavour.

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15 comments:

  1. my fav.. love the vibrant colors of the tikka..

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  2. Mouthwatering tikka.......looks yummm!!

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  3. my heart goes for paneer tikka :D lovely clicks

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  4. Wow tempting tikkas love the flavours

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  5. Colourful they look and not to mention, it left me craving... Drooling here

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  6. Wish I could been your neibour Priya! Lipsmacking good paneer tikka........incredible.

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  7. Lovely and deliciously baked paneer tikka. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  8. My mouth's watering just at the sight! Wanna have'em right away :)

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  9. wow! tempting to much nice starter/snack

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  10. Drooling and tempting me to try this as soon..

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  11. delicious da....super tempting

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  12. lovely colorful tikkas,yummy starters !!!

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  13. Soo delicious and very tempting paneer tikka..Drooling!!

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