Indian starters are an epicurean's delight! they make a perfect start to a meal.. and who could resist the very own Indian cottage cheese' Paneer' and the delicacies that tickles your taste buds? here you go.. I had tried this for a couple of times earlier but was not very satisfied with the outcome although the taste was uncompromising! so this time when I got it right I was just as much delighted! I made this Paneer Tikka in the oven unlike the conventional stove top method. I used the broil option, which gave it the golden brown tinge and also made it perfectly crunchy enough to savour. Go ahead, wallow in the ecstasy of Paneer Tikka! :)
|Red Chilli Powder
|Black pepper powder
||One portion of lime
|Salt and oil
|Cherry tomatoes, onions, green bell pepper
||1 cup each
- For the marination, Mix the sour cream, red chilli powder, turmeric, chat masala, pepper powder,lemon juice,salt,ajwain and a tblsp of oil.
- Grease the baking pan and the skewers with oil. Arrange Onions, capsicum, tomato on the skewer as shown in the picture along with marinated paneer and refrigerate for about half an hour.
- Turn on the broil option in the oven and broil them for 7-10 minutes ( keep an eye on it in between to make sure it doesn't get burnt)
- Enjoy while its hot. You could even serve them with green chutney.
- If you don't have an oven, you could shallow fry the paneer tikka on stove top or on a skillet.
- You could also use wooden skewers, but make sure you soak them in water for about an hour. Else they get burnt while in the oven.
- I used cherry tomatoes and green capsicum. You can try your variation with red, yellow and green bell capsicum/ bell pepper and negate the tomatoes.
- I had tried this earlier with hung curd at home, but was not very satisfied, so used sour cream, plus the thickness of sour cream binds well with the masala and on the paneer very well. So make sure your curd is really thick or just buy sour cream.
Labels: north Indian, oven, paneer, tikka