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Paneer Malai Tikka Recipe

Paneer tikka is an Indian dish made from chunks of paneer marinated in spices and grilled in a tandoor. It is a vegetarian alternative to chicken tikka and other meat dishes. It is a popular dish that is widely available in India and countries with an Indian diaspora.

  • Prep time:
  • 35 minutes
  • cook time:
  • 15 minutes
  • serves:
  • 4

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Level : Easy

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Appetizer

Ingredients

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  • 1. In a bowl take 5 tablespoons hung curd or or greek yogurt or thick curd.
  • 2. Whisk for a minute till smooth.
  • 3. Then add ⅓ cup low fat cream and mix very well.
  • 4. Add ginger-garlic paste and all the spice powders including salt. 
  • 5. You can also add 2 to 3 pinches of crushed kasuri methi (dried fenureek leaves).
  • 6. Then add ½ teaspoon lemon juice. If you plan to fry the paneer cubes on tawa or pan then add 2 to 3 tablespoons besan or rice flour to the marination.
  • 7. Mix very well.
  • 8. Add ⅓ cup onion squares ⅓ cup capsicum squares and 250 grams paneer cubes.
  • 9. Gently mix with a small silicon spatula or with a spoon. Take care not to break paneer cubes when mixing.
  • 10. Cover and marinate for 30 minutes. If keeping longer for marination then marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  • 11. Now thread the onion capsicum and paneer cubes on bamboo skewers. Place the skewers on a pan which is lined and wrapped with aluminium foil. Rinse bamboo skewers with water before using them. 
  • 12. Before grilling preheat oven at 240 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • 13. Grill paneer malai tikka at 240 degrees celsius for 15 to 20 minutes. Use the grill mode if using an otg.
  • 14. Once you see the top light browned remove and turn the skewers. Brush some melted butter if you want on the paneer onion and capsicum cubes.
  • 15. Keep back in the oven and continue to grill till the edges of a few paneer cubes or onions are charred a bit.
  • 16. Serve paneer malai tikka hot or warm with a side of sliced onions lemon wedges and mint-curd chutney.
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