Paneer Tikka

One of our close friends has always been telling me to prepare this dish since ages. Some how it never happened and I kept preparing other dishes. Today I made it a point to prepare paneer tikka and when it was done I gave him a call.

I also prepared this keeping in mind that not everyone would have an oven or a barbeque. This is entirely made on gas so that anyone can prepare this.

So here we have an all time loved, savoured starter, just by the name of which you keep drooling over it  and you just cant resist it no matter what!! ( I know the photos could have come much better..)

Ingredients –

Paneer / Cottage cheese – 200 gms
Green Capsicum – 1 large sized
Tomato – 1 large sized
Onion – 1 large sized

Marianade –

Oil – 2 tablespoons
Chili Powder – 1 teaspoon
Tomato Ketchup – 2 teaspoons
Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
Plain curds – ¼ cup
Cumin Powder – ¼ teaspoon
Ginger paste – ¼ teaspoon
Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon
Salt – to taste.

Procedure –

  • Cut the capsicum, tomato, onion and paneer in to 1 inch cubes.
  • In a large bowl mix all the marinade ingredients together thoroughly.
  • Add the vegetables and paneer and mix gently.
  • In a non stick pan transfer everything except for the tomatoes and fry until the marinade is totally absorbed by the veggies and the paneer.
  • Skewer the vegetables with paneer alternately on the skewers.
  • Hold it on a high gas flame and add a little amount of butter just before roasting it.
  • Roast it till the edges are nicely done.
  • Serve hot with green chutney.

Tips –

Do not fry tomatoes as they will be cooked and will become tender.
You may also grill this dish on a barbeque tray, by placing the skewers on the top rack position in the oven at 200 degrees centigrade on broil mode. Turn the skewers occasionally. Place a drip tray below.

45 thoughts on “Paneer Tikka

  1. Deepa, this is such a drool worthy dish and beautiful pictures….I am going to make a point to stop at Pune just for this !!!btw, my brother lives in the bosari area..so should to closer to stop by :-) !!!

  2. No words to say deepa.drooling over here.my fav one.I too make in stove top,since i dont have a oven.Love the pictures

  3. Hi. Beautiful clicks dear. I am sure ur friend must have been really impressed with ur work. And I agree with SE, I can drop at ur place for these.

  4. hey deepa this paneer tikka has made me hungry…i love it…urs is very tempting, nice recipe…yumm
    hey i hv sent u a new recipe and details for ur guest post, hope u hv gt it…if u dint gt it plz tel me so that i an mail u that agn…i did not get ny recply from u so telling u here.

  5. Hey people,

    Renuka, Rachana, Indu, Cham, Swathi, SE, Jyoti, Ashwini, Jagruti, Namitha, Priya, Cool, Simply, Nisha, Bhawana, Ramya, Jeya, Shahana, Sushma, Suma, Kanchan, Pari, Manisha, Sandhya, Siddhi and Jyoti – Thanks people. So so so much. Glad you like the tikka’s.

    First time visitors – I am soo happy to you see all here. :) Hope to see you regularly.

    All are welcome anytime time any day, night you can hop over. It would be great to meet you all.

    Take care everyone.

  6. oh wow, this dish is sure a winner! lovely click, Deepa. Your marinade is looking and ‘virtually’ tasting so delicious.. I have this bookmarked now to make it as an appetizer next time some friends come over.

  7. Hi Deepa,
    You got a lovely blog dear! I was not able to open it in the past. Thanks for your lovely comments on my each post.
    As Paneer is my one of the most fav. I kept on looking at the photo. Feeling like getting inside the screen and nibble of everything!
    Happy holi to you and your family.

  8. Hey Deepa,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Also thanks for your wishes. The paneer tikka looks awesome. great pics. Plan to try it shortly.

  9. This looks amazing!! I love paneer and marinating it. I feel like paneer tikkas needs to appear at more barbecues for sure:)

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