This is the most popular ‘Barbeque (Barbacue) Snack’ in any get together or Buffet. Easy to make and delicious !
Tikkas are generally made in Tandoor or grilled in Oven.But the following method is for Making Tikkas on Stove top (Gas Burner).
Ingredients for Paneer Tikka:
Fresh Paneer 250 gms Cut into fairly large cubes
Tomatoes 2 or more, Cut into 4 halves or smaller pieces
Capsicum 1 large, cut into chunks
Onion 1 Large, cut into same size as Paneer chunks and separated
Salt as per taste
Hung Curd 1 small cup
Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilli Powder 1/2 tbsp
Tandoori masala (Optional) 1 tsp
Kitchen King masla 1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp or more
Ginger garlic Paste 2 tsp
Oil /butter 2 tbsp or more
Lemon Wedges for garnishing
Cut the vegetables as explained above.
Mix hung curd with all the spices except oil/butter and mix well
Marinate the vegetables by mixing these with curd mixture and refrigerate for alteast 1 hour
Now take a non stick pan or Iron Kadai and add around 2 tbsp of oil/butter.
Add paneer cubes from the marinated mixture into hot oil and saute on high flame, taking carea s to not allowing the paneer cubes to stick to the bottom of kadai.Hence the Non Stick types work better for this.
After some time, pick the Capsicum and onion pieces and add to the pan.Saute for a while on high flame
Finally add tomato pieces and saute on high flame, gently stirring in between.
Srivalli have some excellent tips on her blog for making Tikkas on stove top and to give the tikkas a burnt, smoky flavor, just tilt the pan carefully so that the flame of burner chars the vegetables slightly.
When the raw smell of ginger garlic is gone, and the vegetables look dry, arrange these in Skewers or toothpick .
Again as per Srivalli, simply brush some oil/butter on the vegetables on skewers or toothpick and roast these carefully on stove top till some burnt smoky pattern is obtained.
Be careful if you are using small toothpicks as those, while holding with tongs and roasting on burner might just fall over the burner if tooth picks are not of good quality.
Note:If you are having metal skewers, just skew the veggies and directly roast on flame. But since toothpicks cannot hold the vegetables for long, hence cooking in pan first !
Serve right away , by rubbing some fresh lime wedges over these.
Cute little Paneer tikkas are ready to serve !