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      Paneer Tikka

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      Time23 Min
      DifficultyIntermediate
      Serves3

      One of the most popular and versatile vegetarian Indian dishes that can be easily prepared at the comfort of your home is the Paneer Tikka. Although the Tandoor Paneer Tikka tastes the best, you can still replicate this restaurant-style Paneer Tikka Recipe in your kitchen. It can be grilled on a pan or in an oven and can be served as an appetizer/ starter or wrapped into a roll, or made into a san ... dwich or even as a dosa stuffing. You can make several variants of this dish to serve your appetite much better. Some of the popular Paneer recipes in India include the Kashmiri paneer tikka. Stuff it with chopped onions and almonds to make the Kashmiri Paneer tikka or make a humble Chinese dish by adding Paneer Tikka Masala to chowmein. Although the styles differ, the ingredients that go into making the Paneer Tikka remains the same. Paneer Tikka Masala is a healthy vegetarian variant with saucy curry and warm spices to enhance the flavour. Paneer Tikka can be simmered in masala gravy which makes it a perfect Indian side dish when served with Naan or Tandoori Rotis. Another quick and easy recipe for your evening snack is by preparing a Paneer Tikka Kathi Roll. It has the same paneer tikka ingredients wrapped in a chapati and is popular street food. Paneer Tikka recipes work well Roti or Jeera Rice along with green chutney, which is a great accompaniment. The green mint chutney is a healthy dip and can be used for various tandoori and Indian snacks. For restaurant-style Paneer Tikka, serve with some sliced onion, fresh salads, lemon slices, and Butter Naan or Garlic Naan with chutney.

      Nutrition Info. (per serving)

      ProteinFatCarbsFibre448 Cal448 Cal448 Cal448 Cal
      • 27gProtein
      • 25gFat
      • 29gCarbs
      • 3gFibre

      Ingredients

      Dry Grocery

      Mustard Oil

      Mustard Oil

      3 teaspoons

      Salt

      Salt

      1 teaspoon

      Red Chilli Powder

      Red Chilli Powder

      2 teaspoons

      Coriander Powder

      Coriander Powder

      1 teaspoon

      Chat Masala

      Chat Masala

      2 teaspoons

      Garam Masala

      Garam Masala

      1 teaspoon

      Gram Flour/besan

      Gram Flour/besan

      1 tablespoon

      Menu Item

      Ginger Garlic Paste

      Ginger Garlic Paste

      1 tablespoon

      Dairy

      Curd

      Curd

      500 g

      Paneer

      Paneer

      300 g

      Fruits & Vegetables

      Capsicum Green-regular

      Capsicum Green-regular

      1 unit

      Onion

      Onion

      1 unit

      Tomato

      Tomato

      1 unit

      Other

      Coriander Leaves

      Coriander Leaves

      8 g

      Directions
      1
      Cut the paneer into squares. Cut the capsicum, tomato and onion into 1 inch cubes. Fine chop the coriander leaves.
      2
      Keep the curd in a fine sieve to strain the excess water.
      3
      Heat 1 teaspoon of oil and add besan to it. Toast till it turns a light golden color. Set aside.
      4
      In a mixing bowl add ginger garlic paste along with spices, except chat masala.
      5
      Add the strained curd, besan and mix well (marination should be thick enough to coat the veggies and paneer).
      6
      Toss the paneer squares along with vegetables in the marination and coat well. Cover and set aside for at least half an hour (refrigerated).
      7
      Skewer paneer cubes alternating with onion, capsicum, and tomato. Repeat with other paneer cubes (each skewer should have two paneer pieces). To cook the paneer tikka, place marinated skewers on a baking tray and roast at 220 degrees C for 6-8 minutes. Apply a little oil while roasting.
      8
      Once done, the skewers will look roasted on the outside. Remove and place on a plate. Sprinkle chat masala and coriander leaves. Serve hot with green chutney.

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      What is Paneer Tikka?

      We are mostly familiar with paneer dishes on the menu, like the Paneer Korma or the Shahi Paneer . There is one more popular paneer dish in Indian cuisine to be served as a starter is Paneer Tikka. Coming in various forms, the delicious Paneer tikka is a grilled snack that can be used as a starter, snack, or as a main course. Traditionally, the paneer tikka recipe requires the tandoor to grill it, but it can be made at home also with frying pans or ovens. There are different varieties of dishes you can try, from paneer tikka from the traditional Paneer Tikka starter or adding it in the roll, making a delicious Paneer tikka Kathi roll. You can also add it in chowmein to give a Chinese flavour to it. Generally, in paneer Tikka, the paneer cubes are marinated with the marined yoghurt mixed with some spices and herbs. Depending on the type of Paneer tikka you are making, you can add capsicums, almonds, and onions to the marinated mixture and arrange it in skewers to grill. Although the style of making paneer tikka is different in different areas, the main ingredient that goes in the paneer tikka marination remains the same, giving a flavoured taste to the dish. Although there are other paneer main course curries like Paneer Bhurji or the most common one Kadai Paneer , one of the main vegetarian starters in restaurants continues to be the most ordered dish as well. Although there is no beat to the restaurant-style Paneer Tikka, the dish and the flavour can also be replicated using the Paneer tikka recipe at home. With numerous health benefits, the dish continues to satisfy the taste of the food lovers as well. It can be well served with green chutney for enhanced flavour. We have also included a paneer tikka recipe video for more understanding.

      Authentic Paneer Tikka Recipe

      The Authentic Paneer tikka dry recipe includes a lot of ingredients that are basic and are easily found in our kitchen. The Paneer Tikka ingredients include cubes of Paneer, vegetables like onion, capsicum, or tomatoes as per your taste and preference, species like Chat Masala, Garam Masala, Coriander Powder, Red Chilli Powder, and Salt. Moreover, you will require mustard oil, chickpea flour(besan), and curd to prepare the marination. You can also use ginger garlic paste for an additional taste. The spices and the marinated ingredients are mixed and then later on coated on the cubes of paneer and sliced vegetables to arrange on a skew. The skewed ingredients are baked either in the oven or at the frying pan to make the great Paneer tikka at home and served to add a few coriander leaves to garnish to enjoy the paneer tikka starter. Watch the added paneer tikka video for more details. Some aromatic herbs, almonds, or mushrooms can also be added with the paneer cubes as per the choice and style of the Paneer Tikka.

      Variations of Paneer Tikka Recipe

      The main recipe being the same, the paneer tikka ingredients are changed a little bit to give it a different flavour and taste. There are versions of the paneer tikka starter recipe like: Achari Paneer Tikka: The Paneer tikka recipe also includes achari Paneer tikka in which marinated mixture of the paneer tikka is added with the pickle marinade to give it a spicy pickle-like taste. Malai Paneer Tikka: The Paneer cubes dipped in the creamy and rich marinade with powdered cashews and almonds make way for the best version of the paneer tikka recipe at home. Tiranga Paneer Tikka: Like the flag's tricolour, the tiranga paneer tikka with three different flavours in a single platter can be the best paneer tikka recipe to quench the taste buds. Saunfia Paneer Tikka: If you are a fan of little sweet flavour in dishes, try Saunfia Paneer Tikka with the sweet and creamy paneer tikka marination that will melt in your mouth as you put it in your mouth. Mango Mint Paneer Tikka: Paneer tikka dry recipe added with different added with mango mints to serve as the best Paneer tikka starter recipe for a summer pool party. Paneer is a versatile dish that can be added with many ingredients to turn the taste of the dish. Paneer tikka at home can be easily made with any of the fusions to add an extra element to your meal. The mix of Paneer, Potatoes, or any other grilled vegetables added to make the different fusion of Paneer Masala in paneer tikka, more relishing and more sumptuous. There are other paneer dishes that you can add to your main course, like Mattar Paneer curry, to enjoy with Jeera Rice or Garlic Naan.

      Benefits of Paneer Tikka:

      Paneer is an ingredient that can be used as a safety blanket for most weight-loss diets, be it low Carb diet or Keto. With so many benefits of Paneer, paneer tikka made with low-fat milk can be very beneficial for the overall health benefits. The intake of paneer tikka can be replaced with the extra fat food intake to replace unhealthy food with a tasty, healthy one. Paneer tikka added as a salad in the diet can be used to increase the protein intake as well as using it in the process of a weight-loss program. The benefit of paneer with the marinated mixture provides the perfect combination of a healthy diet with taste. Indian Cottage Cheese is one of the most important sources of calcium and protein that can be included in a child's diet, strengthening their teeth and bones apart from strengthening their muscles. With the nutrient benefit of calcium and protein, the magnesium present in the cottage cheese helps in maintaining healthy heart conditions and blood sugar levels. The linoleic acid present in the paneer helps in the fat burning process, while the phosphorus content helps in aiding the process of digestion. With numerous nutrient benefits of Paneer, it also has some multivitamins that help in improving the skin texture. Rich in Vitamin D, and calcium it helps in abating the possibility of breast cancer in women. It can be concluded that Paneer tikka is a dish recipe that is a perfect combination of taste and health. With simple paneer tikka at home, which you can learn from any paneer tikka video both, health and taste can be availed.

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