Sunday, November 18, 2012

Paneer Tikka






Paneer tikka is one of the starter which everybody loves. It is a perfect party starter and quite easy to prepare. You can prepare this tikka on gas/stove top also, the only difference is that, the smoky flavor will not come. The smoky flavor in tikka makes them best and almost similar to the one which we get in restaurants.



RECIPE:

Ingredients:

  • Paneer: 12-15 cubes
  • Onion:1 medium (cubed)
  • Capsicum: 1 medium (deseeded & cubed)
  • Tomato:1 (cut into squares)
  • Hung Curd: 4-5 tbsp
  • Ajwain/carom seed: 1/tsp
  • Chilli pwd:1 tsp
  • Turmeric pwd:a pinch
  • Garam masala pwd: 1/2 tsp
  • Chat Masala powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice: 1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste: 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil: 1/2 tsp( mustard oil is preferred)
  • butter/oil: 1/2 tbsp( for brushing)




Method:
  1. Mix the hung curd, ajwain, chilli pwd, turmeric pwd, garam masala pwd, chat masala pwd, ginger-garlic paste,  lemon juice, salt and oil.
  2. Now add the paneer, onion, capsicum and tomato and mix well so that every pieces get marinated properly, keep refrigerated at least for 1 hour.
  3. Take skewer and arrange the paneer,capsicum, tomato and onion in skewers alternatively as shown in pic.Brush with butter/oil on top.
  4. Preheat oven at 210 C and arrange the tikkas in baking tray and bake them for 16-18 mins or till edge of paneer start browning.
  5. Now tikka is ready, serve with green chutney.





Note:
  • For hung curd just hang 1/3 cup of curd in muslin cloth for an hour.
  • If using the bamboo skewers then  dipped in water for  hour to prevent it from burning.
  • Do not over bake the tikka else paneer will turn rubbery.
  • If you don't have/use mustard oil then can use any oil of your choice.



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