Paneer Tikka is a vegetarian alternative to the Tandoori Chicken or the Meat related starters. Paneer Tikka is made of Paneer, which is marinated in spices. The marinated Paneer is usually grilled in a Tandoor or it is alternatively cooked in Micro Wave Oven or Baking grill.
We were talking about the Paneer Recipes and the Homemade Paneer earlier. Now it is time for Paneer Tikka.
Paneer Tikka is good to taste and simple to make. It serves as an alternative to Chicken Tikka or a vegetarian replacement for Chicken Tikka.
Here comes the Paneer Tikka Recipe:
- Paneer – 200 gms
- Onion – 1 big
- Tomato – 2
- Capsicum – 1
- Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
- Garam masala – ½ tsp
- Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Fresh hung curd – ¼ cup
- Ginger garlic paste – ¼ tsp
- Omam(ajwain) – ¼ tsp
Cut paneer and onion into ½ inch cubes. Deseed tomato and capsicum and cut them in to ½ inch cubes.
Add red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, ginger garlic paste, omam, salt and hung curd in a bowl and mix it well. Marinate paneer, onion, tomato, and capsicum in this mixture and keep aside for about 30 minutes. Then arrange in the tikka stick one by one.
Keep this stick in the baking plate and bake for about 20 minutes in 200 degrees.
Serve hot with Tandoori mintchutney.
Cook paneer according to your taste. If you cook more, the paneer will become rubbery.
If you don’t have microwave or baking oven, you can cook it in the dosa tava.