PANEER TIKKA | PANEER TIKKA MASALA

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         Paneer Tikka is one of the popular dish in Northern Part of India. It is made from chunks of paneer, bell pepper and onion marinated in spices then arranged in a skewer and grilled in oven. It is a  healthy and flavourful dish, also vegetarian alternative to chicken tikka.

   Ingredients

       10 Slices of Onion
       10 Paneer Cubes ( I used Fried Paneers)
       8 Pieces of Red Bell Pepper
       8 Pieces of Green Bell Pepper
       8 Pieces of Yellow Bell Pepper
       2 Tbsp of  Yogurt or Thick Curd
       1 Tsp of Red Chilly Powder
       1/4 Tsp of Garam Masala
       3 Drops of  Lemon Juice
       1/4 Tsp Of Turmeric
       2 Tsp of Mustard Oil
       Salt as needed

  Method

  • Wash and cut all veggies into big cubes.
  • Soak the skewers in a bowl of cold water for atleast 1-2 hrs this is just to prevent the burning of the skewers.

  • In a bowl, marinate all the veggies, yogurt, red chilly powder, garam masala, lemon juice, turmeric, mustard oil and salt for about 1 hr so that all the veggies absorbs the sauce.
  • Take the skewers and arrange all the veggies as shown in the picture, brush them with little oil.

BEFORE BROIL
  • Now turn on the oven and set to high broil, arrange all the skewers in a greased pan and wait for 10-13 mins until all the veggies turns brown.
  • Once done, it is ready to serve with green chutney or you can make panner tikka masala as sidedish for chapathi.                                
AFTER BROIL

            

                                    PANNER TIKKA MASALA

             Paneer tikka masala is a delicacy from punjab, Northern Part of India. It is made from the paneer tikka, which is served as spicy gravy for paratha or methi roti.

   Ingredients

        1 Chopped Onion
        1 and 1/2 Tsp of Ginger Garlic Paste
        2 Tsp of Coriander Powder
        1 Tsp of Chilly Powder
        1/4 Tsp of Turmeric Powder
        1 Tsp of Cumin Powder
        1 Chopped Big Tomato 
        1 Tsp of Yogurt/Curd
        Marinated and broiled Tikka Vegetables
        2 Tbsp of Chopped Cilantro leaves
        1/4 Tsp of Sugar
        1/4 Tsp of Garam Masala
        1/2 Tsp of Dried Methi Leaves
        1 Clove
        1 Medium Size Cinnamon Stick
        1 Cardamom
        1 Bay Leaf
        1/2 Tsp of Whole Cumin
        1 and 1/2 Tbsp of Oil 
        Salt as needed

     Method

  • Heat a pan with oil, add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, cumin, wait till it changes color.
  • Add chopped onion, salt and ginger garlic paste, fry for 2 mins until raw smell vanishes.
  • Take a pan away from stove, add coriander powder, red chilly powder, turmeric powder and cumin powder, fry for 30 secs.
  • Now keep pan back to the stove, add little water and fry for another 30 secs.
  • Add chopped tomato and fry for 2 mins and wait till oil seperates.
  • Add yogurt and tikka vegetables, mix well.
  • Add pinch of garam masala, dried methi leaves and sugar. Check the salt and turn off the stove.
  • Garnish with cilantro or coriander leaves and serve hot.

    Tips

  • Good to eat with tandoori roti or paratha
  • You can do paneer tikka in oven either in broil or bake mode.Also if you don’t have oven do it in stove top.
  • You can use either metal or wooden skewers.
  • Make sure don’t keep vegetables and panner in oven for long time.
  • If you don’t have mustard oil, take a pan with little vegetable oil, add mustard to it,  let it crackles. This can used as mustard oil.


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