9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Paneer Tikka–A perfect Appetizer

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Paneer Tikka–A perfect Appetizer

Paneer Tikka is a very popular appetizer or starter. It has its unique taste and aroma. It is made from marinated paneer and veggies. The spices added in the marination is a personal  choice. When marinating is ready, then the dish can be done in 15 – 20 minutes. You could also serve this as a side with roti, naan, pulao or kulcha. Try them with etandoor. I have made them on the tawa here..
Paneer Tikka - IMG_3221
Paneer – 250 grams
Capsicum – ½ (cut into inch cubes)
Onion – ½ (cut into inch cubes)
Tomato – 1 (cut into inch cubes)
Garam Masala – 1 table spoon
Chili Sauce – 2 tea spoons
Cayenne Pepper – 1 tea spoon
Curd – ¾ cup
Coriander Powder – 1 table spoon
Cumin Powder – 1 tea spoon
Salt – ¾ tea spoon
Ginger Powder – 1 tea spoon
Turmeric Powder – ½ tea spoon
Oil - 3 to 4 tea spoons
Paneer Tikka - IMG_3224
Mix together curd, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, ginger powder, turmeric powder, cayenne pepper, garam masala, chili sauce well.
Cut paneer, onion, capsicum and tomato into similar sized cubes (about 1 1/2 to 2 inches) and marinate in the above curd mixture for at least a few hours. Keep it in the fridge to avoid the curd getting sour. Longer the better. Marinating infuses the flavor into the paneer and vegetables. I marinated it for 24 hours.
Heat 1 tea spoon oil in a shallow pan and slowly add the marinated pieces in a single layer and shallow fry them on all sides and remove from heat once golden. Repeat the process for the remaining marinated pieces. It took me 4 batches to finish the shallow frying. Do not throw the remaining curd gravy if any left, but set it aside.
Remove from heat and garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot!!!
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  1. Looks so yummy and healthy!! :)

  2. This goes perfect with guests around. The colors tempt me to eat it right away!

    Visit me too when time permits :)

  3. What a delicious appetizer. So colorful and yummy.

  4. looks so tempting and mouthwatering...

  5. looks delicious and perfect !

  6. No one can say no to this...party favorite right!

  7. an absolute hit snack .looks super!

  8. Very colorful plate. :) Magnificent.

  9. Super irresistible appetizier, i can die for..just love it.

  10. Perfect looking and very eye catching!

  11. looks so delicious,perfect for party..

  12. Colorful & mouthwatering Tikka. The Paneer is perfectly cubes & I Can feel the creamyness of paneer

  13. Colorful and a hit in parties.

  14. yes - yes, indeed perfect appetizer

  15. Perfect tikka, love these for parties.

  16. Lovely recipe...Thank you for participating


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