Thursday, December 4, 2014

Paneer Tikka

For this week theme on BM we are showcasing "North Indian Party Starters". I'm starting this marathon with "Paneer Tikka" recipe. Enjoy the dishes & don't miss the update. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 47.
Paneer Tikka
Paneer Tikka is a delicious appetizer or a starter dish for any kind of occasion. I made a individual piece tikka's, which are easy to serve. Paneer tikka's are basically made in tandoori oven's when they are served at restaurants & not having a tandoori oven will not stop one to make them at home. Few easy ways to make them are you can pan fry them on stovetop, grill them in oven & can also barbecue them to attain the restaurant style taste. Marinating time plays a big role in making delicious tasting tikka's. The longer the veggies & paneer sit in marinade the better they taste.
Paneer Tikka
Prep Time-45mins {marinade+prepping}
Cook Time-10-15mins
Pairs well with mint chutney, sweet mango chutney or green chutney.
12Big pieces of paneer cut in cubes 
1Small chopped in to big pieces 
1bell pepper chopped in to big pieces 
For marinade
1Cup thick curd 
1&1/2Tsp chili powder
1Tsp chat masala powder 
1Tsp garam masala powder
1/2Tsp turmeric
Salt to taste 
12New toothpicks
- In a bowl mix all the marinade ingredients. Adjust salt & spice's if needed. 
- Add in chopped veggies & paneer. Mix the well & make sure the marinade has covered the veggies & paneer. Allow it to sit for minimum of 30mins & it can extend up to 2hrs. 
- Screw veggies & paneer as shown in the picture. I used 2onion's, one paneer piece & capsicum. Repeated the pattern with rest of the ingredients. 
- Heat a non-stick pan & slightly oil it. Add the screw's to pan one by one & leave some space in between for them to cook perfectly.
- Rotate the skewers to evenly cook them on all sides. Once they are cooked perfectly, add rest of the skewers to pan & cook them perfectly on all sides. 
- Paneer tikka's are ready to serve. 
- You can add cumin coriander powder to the spice mix for an added flavor.
Paneer Tikka
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