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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Paneer Tikka dry on Stove Top - Paneer Tikka on Tawa

Paneer Tikka is a Popular Indian Recipe, made from Paneer Cubes & veggies, marinated with Spices & grilled in a Tandoor.you can Grill in oven or fry at  tawa. if you don't have oven, don't worry, i will teach you the simple method to grill the Paneer on tawa. It is usually served as a starter. you can make lots of variants to this Paneer tikka. When it is served as Gravy, it is called Paneer Tikka Masala. when it is wrapped inside Rolls, it is called Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls.when it is Spread inside dosa, called Paneer Tikka dosa. Many fast food chains in India have added Paneer Tikka in their Recipes as toppings over Pizza or stuffing inside Sandwitches.  


Paneer Tikka Dry

 Prep Time :  20   min. 
Cook Time : 10 minutes.
Recipe Category: Paneer/Starter
Recipe Cusine Indian
Serves:6
Ingredients

Paneer - 200 gms.
Onion - 1.
Capsicum - 1(deseeded) .
Tomato - 1(deseeded)
To Marinate 
Hung curd - 1/2 cup(refer notes)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp.
Ajwain - 1/2 tsp.
Red Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
Kitchen King Masala/Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
Turmeric Powder - 1/8 tsp.
Dry Mango Powder - 1/2 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
Kasthuri Methi - 1 tsp.
lemon juice - 1 tbsp.
oil - 5 tsp.
Salt - As needed.

Preparation
  • Thaw the Paneer & Cut the Paneer into cubes as shown in the picture.
  • Deseed the tomato & Capsicum , cut into square shape.Similarly cut the onions into square shape.
  • Note: if you don't have hung curd,then hang  1 + 1/2 cups of curd in a muslin cloth for 1 hour to get half cup of  hung curd.

 Method

In a Mixing Bowl add Hung curd,Ginger Garlic Paste,Ajwain,Red chilli Powder,Garam Masala,Turmeric Powder,Dry Mango Powder,Coriander Powder,Kasthuri Methi,lemon juice,oil & salt.Mix well with curd.

Then add Veggies & Paneer in it & Mix Gently. Refigerate it for 1 hour.
 
Now, heat the tawa, add 4 tsp of oil, when oil is hot, arrange the veggies  cook till it is chared, as shown in the Picture. veggies should maintain its crispness. cook in Medium low flame.

 Now remove the Veggies, In same tawa, arrange  Paneer, add tsp of oil over it, cook & fry on both sides,  till marination dries up & it turns Golden. Else if you cook for more time Paneer turns rubbery. Always cook paneer in Medium low flame.
 
While still hot, Skewer the toasted  veggies & Paneer alternatively on a skewer or toothpick. Now Paneer tikka is ready to serve.
 
In Alternative Method, first arrange alternatively the marinated Veggies & Paneer in a skewer & heat it in tawa,drizzle a tbsp of oil over it,  turn the skewers now & then, till the Veggies & paneer turns Golden at the edges. Always cook in medium low flame.

Serve it with mint or coriander chutney along  with lemon wedges or with Pyaaz lacchaa(onion lemon salad).  

Notes

  • Make sure that paneer is firm to insert, else there might be a chance to break the paneer while skewering.
  • you can also use different coloured capsicum. 
  • Instead of hung curd you can use sour cream also.
  • Always fry veggies seperately & paneer seperately for even cooking.
  • Always cook in medium low flame.
  •  Instead of skewering, you can sprinkle chaat Masala or lemon juice on the Paneer Tikka for different taste.




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