Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Paneer Tikka without oven or Tandoor

Paneer Tikka  

Paneer Tikka- the dish that needs no introduction, the starter that decides the success of a party and every vegetarian's guilty pleasure. COVID-19 may have managed to deprive us of the parties that serve Paneer Tikka religiously as a starter but it can't deprive us of the dish itself. I managed to make the Tikka without tandoor and the results were satisfying to say the least. The advantage of this recipe is that it's a complete meal that anyone and everyone can enjoy. A health conscious person can also enjoy this once in a while as the Tikka is not fried and rich in protein. So use this recipe to remind yourself of the luxurious and royal taste Paneer Tikka offers, after all a pandemic is no excuse to come between you and Paneer Tikka.






Preparation Time : 2 hours.

Cooking Time : 20 - 30 Min

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Ingredients :  


  • Paneer (Cottage Cheese) 400 gm cut into pieces
  • Capsicum 1 deseeded and cut into pieces
  • Onion 1 cut into large pieces
  • Hung curd 1/2 cup
  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon
  • Mustard oil 1 Tablespoon
  • Ginger Garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  • Kasuri Methi 1 tablespoon (dried fenugreek leaves)
  • Readymade paneer tikka masala 1 tablespoon ( if it is not available you can make it at home take red chilly, haldi powder, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, black pepper, green cardamom, sunf seeds, 2 cloves dry roast them and then bring in in mixer ) use as desired
  • Lemon juice 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt according to taste
  • oil for cooking
Procedure : 
  • Prepare hung curd and keep aside
  • Finish all cutting and chopping 

  • In a bowl take hung curd add ginger garlic paste, salt and paneer tikka masala mix all together nicely 
  • In a pan, dry roast gram flour.  Once it is done, you get a nice aroma, then add Kasuri Methi to it and roast for few seconds. Now add this to the marinade mixture
  • Now in a same pan heat mustard oil till you get a nice smoke. Add this to marinade mixture. add lemon juice to this.
  • Add paneer cubes to this marinade and leave for 1/2 hour. Now add onion and capsicum pieces to the marinade and leave it for 1/2 an hour. 


  • Now take a bamboo stick or a skewer and arrange marinaded onion, capsicum and paneer on it. Repeat the same step with rest of the material. 


  • Now take a grill pan sprinkle some oil on it and arrange panner tikka stick as shown in picture. Cook it from all the sides 




  •  Now to give it a smoking flavour just cook it on medium flame as shown in picture 




  • Serve it with mint dip, onions and lemon 




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