About the Dish:
Paneer Tikka is a popular Indian dish made with paneer (Indian cottage cheese) marinated in a spicy yogurt mixture and grilled until it is smoky and flavorful. It is a delicious and vegetarian alternative to the popular chicken tikka. Paneer tikka can be served as an appetizer or as a main dish with rice or naan bread. The marinade is made with yogurt, spices, and lemon juice, which tenderizes the paneer and infuses it with delicious flavors. The grilled paneer can be garnished with fresh coriander leaves, lemon wedges, and served with mint chutney or a tangy tomato sauce. Paneer tikka is a crowd-pleasing dish that is loved by both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
|Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)||200g|
|Ginger-garlic paste||1 tablespoon|
|Turmeric powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Red chili powder||1/2 teaspoon|
|Garam masala||1/2 teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||1 tablespoon|
|Vegetable oil||2 tablespoons|
|Onion (diced)||1 small|
|Green bell pepper (diced)||1 small|
|Tomato (diced)||1 small|
- Step 1: Cut the paneer into cubes and keep them aside. In a bowl, mix yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala, lemon juice, and salt to make the marinade. Add the paneer cubes to the marinade and coat them well. Let them marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Step 2: Heat a grill pan or a regular pan on medium heat. Add vegetable oil and heat it. Add the marinated paneer cubes to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until they are slightly browned and have grill marks. Remove them from the pan and set them aside.
- Step 3: In the same pan, add diced onion, green bell pepper, and tomato. Cook them until they are slightly softened. Add the cooked paneer cubes back to the pan and mix them with the vegetables. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are cooked but still have a crunch.
- Step 4: Serve the paneer tikka hot, garnished with fresh coriander leaves. You can also squeeze some lemon juice on top for extra tanginess. Paneer tikka can be enjoyed as a standalone appetizer or can be served with rice or naan bread for a complete meal.