Monday, 3 August 2015

Panner tikka - Tandoori starter

Paneer tikka is a type of dish which is made from marinated panner and grilled in tandoor. It can be served dry as starter or with gravy as main course dish. We can grill it on tawa or microwave too.
It can be eaten with wrap or chapati and rice.

Ingredients :

250 grams paneer (cut into 1 inch cubes)
1 big sized green capsicum
1 medium sized onion
1 medium sized tomato
1 tbsp grated ginger
3-4 tbsp of thick curd/yoghurt
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp gram flour/besan
1/4 tsp carom seeds/ajwain
2-3 tbsp of mustard oil
1 tsp of turmeric powder
Salt to taste
2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp gram masala
1-2 tsp of coriander powder
2 tsp of dry mango powder/amchur
2 tbsp oil for greasing

Method: Cut paneer into cubes, i usually bring it from dairy shop. And cut onion, capsicum and tomato into cubes form and keep it aside.Now heat butter in pan and add carom seeds, once it will start crackling ,add garam flour /besan and roast it till it turns light brown in color.

Take mixing bowl add curd in it and whisk it to form smooth paste, add besan mixture in it and mix well. Add all the spices and grated ginger except turmeric powder.

Heat mustard oil in another pan till smoke comes out of it, switch of the flame and add turmeric powder in it.

Add this mustard oil in curd mixture slowly and whisk properly. Put all the veggies including panner , onion ,tomato and capsicum in it and mix it slowly with hands to coat marination on all veggies.Cover the bowl and keep it in fridge for at least 2 hours, i kept it for 5 hours.Greater the time for marination better will be taste of panner tikka. Soak wooden skewers in water for 2 hours.

After 5 hours take marinated panner tikka out of fridge and arrange it on wooden skewers, insert panner cubes ,onion , capsicum and tomato and than repeat the sequence for all the vegetables.
Meanwhile preheat the microwave at micro grill option at 180 for ten mins. I m having Samsung microwave it was not showing temp in degrees for micro grill option so i pre heated at 300 watt by placing lower wire rack inside microwave during this process.

Now grease all the skewers with oil and arrange it on wire rack directly in pre heated microwave.Grill it on micro grill option at 300 watt or 180  degree for 20 - 25 mins by rotating the skewers in between.

Serve panner tikka with chutney of ur choice and sliced onion and lemon.

Tip : I keep one tbsp of marinated masala aside and mix it with 2 tbsp of curd and 1 tbsp pf mint coriander chutney to serve it with panner tikka .


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