Thursday, February 23, 2012

Paneer Tikka | Tandoori Paneer Kebabs

All of us are so crazy about paneer and paneer dishes. What kind of paneer dishes you like? Just anything you name it, we love them to eat, when they are with paneer. Everytime I buy paneer and prepare something that gets to my mind quick. So, it took me almost 6 months to put the skewers into use. I bought these steel skewers before the start of winter, and it came to use only now. I too have bought those use and throw ones. But, I tell you, how much ever you soak them in water and try to barbeque, they tend to burn at the end of process. So, I prefer to use the steel ones and transfer to use and throw ones or you can serve by adding them to the little tooth picks.

These are great party starters. Anyone could love it, and for any kind of people. They are too spicy, nor sweet, just tangy enough to tickle your senses :)

I remember eating these tikkas when I was in my school days. I had them in Shakes and Creams. They had their special taste of tikkas, and loved their mint chutney which came along with the tikkas. It is always that, tikkas used to just disappear the moment they come to the table. I remember we used to look at each other and keep munching one by one. Well, who finishes the tikkas early gets the chance to have that one extra piece. So, just too yummy to eat too fast! One or two or three, the tikkas makes you to crave for more and more.

Tandoori Paneer Kebabs
(Print this Recipe)

You need:
Paneer - 2 cups cubed
Onion - 1 sliced into squares
Capsicum - 1 ( any color)sliced into squares
Tomato - 1 pulp removed and chopped into squares

For the marination:

1/2 cup fresh curd
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Tandoori Masala
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
1/2 tsp Kasuri Methi
Salt to taste

1. Prepare the marinade by mixing all the ingredients together.
2. Add the chopped vegetables along with Paneer and mix well until coated.

3. Wrap it in plastic and refrigerate for at least 2 hrs.
4. In a metal skewer, start threading the vegetables alternating them with 2-3 cubes of paneer.

5. Preheat the oven at 375 F and arrange the paneer tikkas in the baking tray and grill the paneer tikkas for 15-18mins turning over the skewers in between for even cooking.
6. Alternatively you can place them in agreased griddle and cook till the side has browned. Turn and repeat the same on all the corners.

7. Your paneer tikkas are ready, serve hot with green chutney and raw onions.

(Note: You can go ahead and barbeque in the barbeque section of the oven. I prefer to bake instead of burning the dish. This recipe specifically asks you to barbeque and it gets done quite early when you do that way. )

I am linking this to Srivalli's Kebab Mela.


  1. Was actually looking at some skewers the other day, not knowing whether to get the steel ones or the wooden use and throw ones, thanks Vidya for sharing that info and the kebabs look absolutely delicious..

    1. But wooden ones are good for guest or for parties! Otherwise, I go for Steel ones

  2. Looks super delicious..! Very tempting..!

  3. Thanks for visit my place.
    awesome paneer tikka looks very delicious

  4. Wow...Panerr tikka looks so inviting and delicious. Thanks for linking my event.

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