Paneer Tikkas Preparing Process and Ingredients

By : 27-Apr-2017
Paneer Tikkas preparing process

A Yummy Indian Treat for the Hungry Tummy!

Paneer Tikka is a popular dish in every Indian home for any occasions small and big or a regular side dish in the normal lunch as well as dinner menu. Small chunks of this desi cheese commonly called as paneer is mixed into a batter of rich condiments, grilled in a tandoor and served hot accompanied with a lip smacking pudina chutney.

A Brief History on Paneer Tikkas

Paneer Tikka is basically a Punjabi Cuisine dish to be linked with food from the Punjab region of India and Pakistan. It has a great affluent and traditional taste in the distinctive ways of cooking. One famous form is the tandoori style, a trendy culinary approach in several parts of India, UK, Canada and the rest of the world.

Ingredients to be used in Paneer Tikkas

A lavish lunch or a dinner party is sure to have some tikkas clubbed with crunchy colourful bell peppers and onions mixed in a yogurt based marinade.

Key Ingredients for Paneer Tikka

Item             Quantity

Paneer         Half a kg

Tomato            1

Onion               1

Capsicum        1

Marinade Ingredients for Paneer Tikka

Item                                      Quantity

Cumin seeds                       Half Tablespoon

Coriander seeds                  Half Tablespoon

Brown cardamom                    1

Green cardamom                   10

Cloves                                Half Tablespoon

Black Pepper                      Half Tablespoon

Star anise                             2 Pieces

Shahi Zeera                        Half Tablespoon

Ginger-Garlic paste             3 Tablespoon

Turmeric powder                 2 Tablespoon

Red chilli powder                 2 Tablespoon

Coriander powder                2 Teaspoon

Salt                                      To Taste

Kashmiri chilli powder          2 Teaspoon

Refined oil                          2 Tablespoon

Lime                                   Half

Amchur (Dry mango powder) Half Tablespoon                                                                                                                                             Chaat masala                     Half Tablespoon                                                                                                                                                   

Green chillies chopped         2

Whisked curd                     100 gms

 Garam masala                   Half Tablespoon                                                                                                                                                    

Chopped coriander and mint leaves.

Preparation method of Paneer Tikkas

A sweet, spicy and simple recipe for the preparation of the most lovable and all time snack paneer tikka

At first dry roast and coarsely ground the cumin, coriander seeds, brown, green cardamoms, cloves, black pepper, star anise and shahi jeera in a strong mortar and pestle. Then take a bowl to add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, red chilli, coriander Kashmiri chilli powders, salt to taste and refined oil. Lastly include finely chopped coriander and mint leaves along with lime, amchur, chaat masala, green chilli, whisked yoghurt and green masala. Finally mix all the components together.

The Grilling Process for Paneer Tikkas

Lay the small paneer cubes in a tray along with julienne onion, capsicum, tomatoes and the spices into the flat vessel to marinate the paneer well. Now gently pierce the paneer tikkas on a skewer to refrigerate them for 45 minutes. After the paneer wedges are cooled, get them out to grill them in oil till golden brown. Serve hot with a tangy imli or mint chutney, anything that savours the palate of a foodie.

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