Achaari Paneer Tikka
by Tarla Dalal
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Succulent cottage cheese in a pure desi avatar! Marinated in an intensely spicy achaari marinade, which reflects the flavour of green chilli pickle, the paneer cubes are arranged into a satay and cooked till perfectly crisp outside, soft inside, and flavourful through and through. The best part is that this Achaari Paneer Tikka is not senselessly spicy – it has an exciting blend of flavours ranging from green chilli pickle to magical spices like fennel and nigella seeds, which are sure to fascinate your taste buds.
- Combine all the ingredients, except the curds in a mixer and blend to a coarse mixture.
- Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the curds and mix well.
- Add the paneer to the prepared achaari marinade, mix gently and keep aside to marinate for 20 minutes.
- Arrange the marinated paneer cubes equally on satay sticks and keep aside.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with little oil, place a few satays on it and cook on a medium flame, using a little oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
- Repeat step 3 to cook more satays.
- Serve immediately with dahiwali phudina chutney.
Achaari Paneer Tikka recipe with step by step photos
To prepare achari marinade for achari paneer tikka recipe | Punjabi achari paneer tikka | achari paneer tikka on tawa| healthy achari paneer tikka | in a mixer jar, take 1 tbsp of green chilli pickle.
Add chopped garlic. Alternatively, you can also use garlic paste.
Add fennel seeds.
Add mustard seeds.
Add fenugreek seeds.
Add nigella seeds.
Add cumin seeds. To extract maximum flavors from achari spices, dry roast the spices over medium heat till fragrant and slightly brown & then add to the marinade.
Add turmeric powder.
Add mustard oil. If you add mustard oil, it makes it more achaari.
Add salt to taste.
Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend to a coarse mixture.
Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl.
Add the curd. Check out this recipe of with detailed step by step images to learn how to make dahi at home. To make a thick marinade we would require thick hung curd, learn If the curd is not thick, it will not stick to the paneer.
Add the paneer to the prepared achaari marinade. Learn how to make cottage cheese with detailed step by step photos and make fresh paneer at home. Alternatively, you can buy readymade paneer from a local dairy or supermarket in fresh or frozen form. Ensure the paneer you are using is firm and not crumbly. You can also make use of tofu instead of paneer to prepare vegan achari tofu.
Mix gently and keep aside to marinate for 20 minutes. You can also put this mixture in the refrigerator if the weather outside is too hot and you wish to marinate it for a long time to deepen the flavor. You can even make use of veggies like onions, tomatoes, capsicum and bell peppers while preparing Achaari paneer tikka.
Arrange the marinated paneer cubes equally on satay sticks and keep aside. In case you are using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least an hour before grilling or else the skewers might get burnt.
Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with little oil. It can also be grilled using an open grill, gas tandoor, oven, grill pan or panini maker.
Place a few satays on it and cook on a medium flame. Do not overcook the paneer or else it will get tough and chewy.
Drizzle a little oil and cook till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
Remove achari paneer tikka | Punjabi achari paneer tikka | achari paneer tikka on tawa| healthy achari paneer tikka | in a plate.
Repeat step 4 to 7 and cook more achari paneer tikka on satays.
Serve achari paneer tikka | Punjabi achari paneer tikka | achari paneer tikka on tawa| healthy achari paneer tikka | dry immediately.
Afghani Paneer, Mushroom and Capsicum Tikka, Paneer Amritsari Tikka are some other starter recipes made using paneer (cottage cheese).
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||333.9 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||-0.5 mg|
|Vitamin B2||-0.5 mg|
|Vitamin B3||-0.5 mg|
|Vitamin C||2.1 mg|
|Folic Acid||2.8 mcg|
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