Paneer Tikka Recipe

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Easy

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  • 250 gms - Paneer/ cottage cheese
  • 2 Capsicum ( cubed )
  • 2 Onion (Cubed)
  • 2 Tomato ( Hybrid variety )
  • 5-6 Mushroom (optional)
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup - Curd
  • 2-3 tbsp - Coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp - Chat powder
  • 1 tsp - Black salt
  • 1 tsp - Pepper powder
  • 1/2 pkt - Tandoori powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tbsp - Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 tbsp - Garlic Paste
  • Seasoning: Salt- according to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp - Red Chilli powder
  • Garnish: Pickled radish
  • Pickled carrot
  • Lemon wedges
  • Julianned cabbage
  • Caramelized onion
  • Accompaniments: Mint chutney
  • Mayonnaise
  • Thick Yoghurt & Parathas

How to Make Paneer Tikka Recipe

  • Pre-preparation:
  • Cut all the vegetables and paneer as big cubes. Mix the curd and the rest of the marinade ingredients and make a paste. Mix the paneer well in the curd paste and keep aside on a plate. Repeat the process for the vegetable too. Pour the remaining curd paste if any over the platter. Let the ingredients marinate for 2-3 hours in refrigerator. Cling wrap the plate and refrigerate.
  • Grilling with OTG:
  • Remove the plate from refrigerator and set aside.
  • Preheat the electric oven to 275 degree C or the highest temperature on your OTG.
  • Insert a cube of paneer, followed by cube of onion, capsicum, mushroom and slice of tomato. Repeat the process on remaining skewers.
  • Place the skewer rods in the oven and grill for 10-15 mins till the sides of the paneer and vegetables begin to burn and not char.
  • Once done, remove and place the vegetables and paneer on a bed of cabbage jullianne accompanied with mint chutney.
  • Not having an OTG or tandoor should not deter you from making paneer tikka. There are several alternate methods that could be used.
  • Grilling on tawa:
  • There are grilling pans available in the market that could be used to grill the tikkas. Or you could use your usual griddle/flat tawa and wet it with oil.
  • Let the griddle heat. Use the toothpick as a skewer, assemble the paneer and vegetables.
  • Once hot, place the prepared skewer on the griddle and fry.
  • When done remove, sprinkle some chaat powder and garnish with caramelized onion accompanied by mayonnaisse.