Paneer Tikka

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Paneer tikka is a very popular appetizer. Traditionally paneer tikka is made in a tandoor (Clay Oven). This is one of the best tandoori vegetarian dishes. For paneer tikka paneer is marinated in a spicy marinade and cooked in the tandoor. There are so many ways one can make paneer tikka. Here we have used a variety of bell peppers (capscium/Shimla mirch) and onions to make paneer tikka tastier, colorful and healthier. Bell peppers are rich in vitamin A and Vitamin C and are a good source of anti-oxidants also. This is an easy to make low fat appetizer. You can also use baby tomatoes in this recipe.
Paneer tikka can be made in tandoor, oven, and barbeque or even in a griddle (tawa) on a gas stove. Try this recipe and please do share your feedback. Happy cooking, Shuchi
tikka arrangement

Ingredients
(serves 4)

  • Paneer 200 gms
  • Onion 1 big
  • Green bell pepper 1
  • Red bell pepper 1 
  • Oil   2 tbsp
  • Yogurt (curds) ¼ cup
  • Tandoor masala 2 tbsp
  • Ginger paste 1 tsp

For Garnishing:

  • Chaat masala 1 tsp
  • Lemon wedges

Method of preparation

  1. Cut paneer into 1 ½ inch squares of around 1-1½cms thick.
  2. Peel off onions, wash and cut into1 ½ inch squaress.
  3. Wash green, red and yellow bell peppers(capscium), cut then into 1 ½ inch squares.
  4. Remove water of the yogurt (curds) if there is any by leaving it on tea seive for 15 minutes. We need thick yogurt for marination. Add tandoor masala and ginger paste in the yogurt and mix well.
  5. Dip paneer, onion, and bell pepper cubes in the marinade and make sure that all the sides are well coated. Keep aside for 2 hour.If the home temperature is above normal keep the the marinated stuff in the refrigerator for two hours.
paneer tikka
  1. In the skewers arrange the paneer, onion and bell pepper the way you like.
  2. Brush little oil from every side and barbeque until they are pinkisk red.(takes 10 minutes).
  3. Sprinkle little chaat masala and lemon juice and serve immediately.

Other Options:

  • Oven- If you do not have barbeque do not worry we can make paneer tikka in the oven too.To make paneer in the oven preheat the oven on 375 F . Now arrange all the skewers in the grill/pizz dish.Cook till paneer is pinkish red. Do not over cook.(takes about 10 minutes)
  • Gas Stove-If you neither have barbeque nor oven, you can still make pannr tikka at home on gas stove. Hold the skewers and cook over the medium flame like we do for rotis.

Some Tips

Do not forget to brush oil to avoid sticking of veggies and paneer.

Set all the veggies and paneer in the skewers in advance,and can be barbequed at the party time

tikka arrangement

Some other Paneer delicacies