Restaurant Style Paneer Tikka
Paneer tikka is a popular vegetarian starter where paneer cubes are marinated in a spice yogurt-based marinade, arranged in skewers and grilled in oven or stovetop. This Restaurant Style Paneer Tikka can be easily prepared at home.
Yield: 4 people
- 200 gms Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese
- 1 no Red Bell Pepper cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 no Yellow Bell Pepper cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 no Green Bell Pepper cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 no Onion, medium cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 cup Hung Curd
- 2 teaspoon Ginger Paste
- 2 teaspoon Garlic Paste
- Besan/ Gram Flour
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- ⅔ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder
- ½ teaspoon Cumin Powder
- 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
- ½ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
- 3 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice
In a large mixing bowl, lightly whisk the hanging curd (Greek yoghurt) until smooth.
Add ginger-garlic paste into the curd, followed by all the dry spices, salt, lemon juice and oil into it. Give a good mix.
Also, add besan in the mixture and combine well.
Now add the vegetables and paneer cubes to the marinade and gently coat them with the marinade. Allow to marinate them for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.
After 2 hours, alternately thread the paneer and vegetables on bamboo skewers. Before threading the bamboo skewers, soak or rinse them.
Preheat the oven at 220 degree C or 430 degree F for 10 minutes. Put on only the top heating element.
Prepare a baking tray by lining with butter paper or parchment paper.
Now arrange the paneer skewers on the tray. Brush them with some oil.
Place the tray on the top rack of the oven and grill it for 12-15 minutes.
After that turn the other side of the skewers, brush with oil and grill on the top rack for 10 minutes.
Take out the skewers and sprinkle some chaat masala and serve it with green chutney.
For stovetop method place a pan or tawa on a gas stove. Brush with oil.
After heating the pan, place paneer skewers on it. Once it is cooked turn the other side and brush with oil.
Now place a roti roaster (roti jali) on gas and place the skewers on it for few secs to get the burnt flavor on the tikka. Be careful, don't keep it for longer time, bamboo skewers may catch fire.
Serve Paneer tikka with green chutney.