Friday, March 13, 2009

Paneer Tikka

Paneer tikka is a vegetarian version of chicken tikka, paneer placed on skewers and roasted. Firm tofu has a similar texture and consistency so it can be used in place of paneer as a non-dairy substitute.
Ingredients :
8-10 cube-like pieces of firm Paneer , Salt to taste ,
1 tbspn yogurt/curd , 1/2 green chilly finely chopped ,
1/2 tspn ginger garlic paste , 1/2 tspn red chilly powder ,
Salt to taste , 1 tbspn oil , 3/4th tspn Everest Garam Masala,
Coriander or cilantro to garnish.
Procedure :
Whip the yogurt well to remove any lumps. Add salt + red chilly powder + green chilly finely chopped + ginger garlic paste + Garam Masala and mix well . Add paneer cubes and coat the marinade well over the cubes. Let it sit for minimum 15 minutes in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees . Place the marinated paneer cubes on a baking sheet and in the oven for about 3-5 minutes. The yogurt coated over the paneer looses moisture. Drizzle some oil over the cubes . This prevents the tikka from becoming dry and sticking to the baking sheet . Let it roast for another 3-4 minutes .
To make these tikkas in a pan. Place the cubes on medium low heat in a nonstick pan. Cover the pan with a lid. The yogurt gives away water. Remove the lid and crank up the heat to high. Drizzle oil over the cubes and roast for 2-3 minutes.In both cooking processes Paneer might get hard and chewy if it is overcooked.
Serve with a wedge of lemon and garnish with Cilantro / Coriander.


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