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Tandoori Paneer Tikka

Tandoori Paneer Tikka is the famous grilled snack we all are familiar with. The marinated vegetables and paneer cubes are cooked on the barbeque to get the charred flavors to the snack. Paneer tikka is an all season snack and works as a ideal party snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 250 gram cottage cheese homemade paneer
  • 2 green peppers
  • 2 onions large
  • 2 tomatoes large
  • 200 gram greek yogurt homemade hung curd
  • 1 tbsp ginger paste or grated ginger
  • 1 tsp carom seeds ajwain
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ½ tsp all spice powder garam masala
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder amchoor
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ½ tsp crushed black pepper
  • juice of half lemon
  • melted ghee or butter for brushing the veggies before roasting
  • to taste salt

Instructions

  • Chop paneer, peppers, onions and tomatoes into large cubes sized pieces.
  • In a large bowl whisk the curd till smooth. Add ginger, ajwain, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin seed powder, coriander powder, amchoor, garam masala, chaat masala, black pepper and salt. Mix well. The marinade is ready.
  • Now add paneer and cubed veggie pieces to this curd mixture. Allow it to marinate for at least 2 hours. Ideally it should be marinated overnight in refrigerator.
  • When ready to roast, preheat oven to 180°C. Prepare the skewer sticks, alternating between paneer, onion, pepper and tomato pieces. You can add as many as or little pieces as you like. Now brush the prepared skewer lightly with butter or ghee. Bake for 20-25 minutes. You can turn around the skewers after 10-15 minutes for even roasting. Sprinkle lemon juice and chaat masala. Serve warm with mint coriander chutney.

Notes

  1. I roasted paneer and veggies directly on flame using tongs before baking as I wanted that charred look and taste to the tikkas.
  2. You can add melted butter or ghee to the marinade if you do not want to brush it later.