Tandoori Paneer Tikka

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The focus of this authentic tandoori preparation is the marinade, so pay due attention to it. Worry not if you do not have a tandoor or grill; simply cook the tikkas on a greased tava!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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To Be Mixed Into A Marinade
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp roasted and ground cumin seeds (jeera)
3/4 cup fresh curds (dahi)
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp black peppercorns (kalimirch) powder
1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) powder
3/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/3 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
a few strands saffron (kesar) strands , dissolved in 1 tbsp milk

Other Ingredients
12 paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 50 mm. (2”) cubes
1 tbsp oil for cooking
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

  1. Combine the paneer and marinade in a bowl, toss gently and keep aside to marinate for atleast ½ hour.
  2. On a satay stick ,arrange 3 pieces of paneer. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more stays.
  3. Heat a non- stick tava and cook the satays on a medium flame using oil till he paneer is light brown in colour from all sides. Serve immediately sprinkled with chaat masala and coriander.

Handy tip

  1. Alternatively,grill the paneer tikkas on a tandoor or barbeque grill till light brown in colour from all sides.

RECIPE SOURCE : Paneer SnacksBuy this cookbook
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 on 04 Oct 15 02:33 PM

This is the most perfect masala for the tikkas. Family loved it. I baked the tikkas in oven at 230 degree for 15-20 minutes, turning them in between. Also, drizzled oil each time I turned them, to maintain softness of paneer.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks. Please continue to post your lovely reviews of recipes you have tried.
05 Oct 15 10:38 AM
 on 03 Nov 11 01:02 PM

awesome. the taste of this recipe was so good that my husband who doesnot like paneer also liked it very easy to prepare.
 on 03 Nov 11 10:00 AM