Monday, June 13, 2011

Yummy Paneer Tikka

Paneer tastes great raw or cooked.There are so many dishes made with paneer and panner tikka is the most popular and delicious starter.My husband and myself were bored with weekdays diet and wanted something rich and tasty weekend special!!!So came this paneer tikka:))

1) Paneer cut in thick squares - 1/2 cup
2) Curd - 3/4 th cup
3) Tandoori masala powder - 1tblsp
4) Red chilly powder - 1tsp
5) Ginger garlic paste - 1tsp
6) Turmeric - 1tsp
7) Sour cream(optional) - 1tblsp
8) Salt to taste
9) Green bell pepper(capsicum) cut in big chunks - 1/4th cup
10) Orange,yellow or red bell pepper(optional) - 1/4th cup
11) Onions cut in big chunks
Few skewers to arrange paneer and vegetables

Mix all of the above ingredients except for the paneer and vegetables.Now take half of the mixture and marinate paneer, with the remaining mixture marinate the vegetables.leave it in the fridge covered for 2 hrs or even more (I kept it for 2 hrs).

Soak the skewers in water for few minutes before arranging.This will allow the skewers not to break.

Pre-heat the oven to Broil.

Start aligning paneer and vegetables as per your wish on the skewers. Broil the paneer for 10 mins or until it becomes golden brown. Take it out carefully and turn it to the other side and leave for 10 more mins or until the other side also gets brown.See to that the paneer is soft not hard.

Paneer tikka is ready !!! Serve it with mint chutney or just simply squeeze some lime over it.You can serve the dish with skewers,it makes a lovely presentation.

Note: The oven time varies.So keep an eye to not burn the paneer.

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