Sunday, 15 January 2012

Paneer Tikka

A traditional vegetarian delight, this dish is the most popular appetizer when ordering snacks in any restaurant. Now you can achieve the same standards as that of a restaurant quality dish when entertaining friends and family at home. This simple and  really easy to make paneer tikka has a lovely smoky flavor from being grilled on a gas stove. I absolutely loved them. 
You can also use them as a filling in wraps to make a delicious healthy one dish meal or just serve it as a starter in your parties and watch  how your guests rave over them.

250 gms Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into squares
1 onion
1 Capsicum

To Marinade:
1/2 cup Curd  (plain yogurt)
2 tsp fresh cream
1 tsp Garlic paste
1 tsp cumin (jeera) powder
2 tsp Chaat Masala
Salt to taste
1 tsp Kasturi Methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
1 tbsp Mustard oil
A pinch of yellow color or turmeric powder

Cut the paneer into long 1/2" thick cubes.
Cube the onion and capsicum in equal sizes.
Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and keep aside.
Add the paneer pieces to the marinade and mix well.
Refrigerate for 3 hours.
Add the left marinate to the vegetables.
Arrange the paneer, onion and capsicum alternately on a skewer.
Grill it on the gas burner till well cooked on all sides.
Alternately, you can also grill them in a hot oven for  15 -20 minutes.
Sprinkle chat masala and lemon juice.
Serve hot!!


  1. Methi in paneer tikka sounds like a good idea. I'd love to try it.

    1. Methi really adds to the flavour. Try it - it is a really simple recipe.