Paneer tikka recipe

                                                                                                                 PANEER TIKKA

Ingredients

  • Paneer square cubes –  400gms.
  • Garam masala powder  – 1/2 tsp.
  • Red chilli pwdr –  1 1/2 tsp
  • salt as per taste
  • Tandoori colour  – 1/2 tsp optional .
  • Thick Curd  –  2 tbsp.
  • Turmeric powder  – 1/2 tsp.
  • Jeera pwdr  – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste –  1 tbsp.
  • Kasoori methi pwdr – 1 tsp.
  • Chaat masala  – 1/2 tsp
  • Capsicum diced  –  1 cup(different colours ).
  • Onion diced  – 1 cup.
  • Oil to fry.
  • Small wooden skewers or tooth picks.

Method

Make a marinade of curd,chilli pwdr,garam masala pwdr,Jeera pwd, turmeric pwdr,kasoori methi pwdr, ginger garlic paste,salt  (tandoori colour optional.)
Coat the paneer,capsicum and onions with the marinade with clean  hands.

Marinate by refrigerating  for min 2 hrs or more.You  can also marinate it overnight.

Soak the wooden skewers in water for 10 mins.

Skewer the paneer + capsicum + onion in a order .

Take a non stick pan add little oil .

Place the skewers with marinated paneer and fry it.
Cook each side by turning   until all sides are light brown.

This will take approx 3 – 4 minutes.
Crispy paneer tikka dry is ready….Once done sprinkle chaat masala and lemon juice.

Serve hot with green  chutney.

NOTE

  1. This paneer tikka can be used to make paneer  tikka masala or butter masala.
  2. ****It’s  difficult  to skewer and fry as the paneer is very soft it breaks. So fry first them first  ,then skewer it in a order of onion – capsicum – paneer..
  3. If u want to skewer  and fry first then make the wooden stick little wet.
    If u don’t  have  skewers  u can use tooth prick.
  4. If it sticks then u can little besan/cornflour  to the marinade..
  5. Use thick curd or hung curd .
  6. You can use veges of your choice  like tomatoes, baby corn , mushroom etc.
  7. You can also bake it in oven.
  8. Fried ones have a better  texture  than baked  ones.Baked ones are dry .
  9. For getting the smoky/ burnt flavor or taste place it over gas-flame for few seconds OR  use the charcoal technique – refer to http://maryzkitchen.com/chicken-tikka-with-smoky-flavour/

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