Paneer Kalimirch Tikka

This is one of the best paneer tikka i have ever made.My mom had visited house recently
,as she likes paneer tikka, i thought of preparing this tikka.The source of this recipe is from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Healthy Cooking.I have done few changes to suit our taste buds.As Paneer is a store house of protein and calcium ,its necessary to include paneer in our diet.And if you are skeptical about using store brought paneer , you can always prepare it by yourself either from low fat milk or full fat milk,so that it would be beneficial for all weight watchers šŸ™‚ Well,let me not bore you with all blah blah blah………….! Here comes the recipe šŸ™‚

Ingredients :

Category:Vegetarian | Cusine : India | Course: Starter / Snack
PrepTime : 1 Hour (inactive) |Cooking Time: 10 Minutes | Serves: 4

Paneer Cut into Cubes: 200 grams

Black peppercorns, roasted and coarsely powdered:8-10 
Ginger: 1/2 ” inch
Garlic :6 cloves
Green chillies :2-3
Olive oil :2 tablespoons + to baste
Onions, sliced :2 medium
Hung yogurt :1/2 cup
Fresh cream:11/2 tablespoons
Cornflour/ corn starch:1/2 tablespoon
Garam masala powder:1/4 teaspoon
Green cardamom powder :1/4 teaspoon 
Green capsicum, cut into 1 inch pieces:1 medium
Salt to taste


Dry roast Black peppercorns and coarsely powder along with green cardamom.

Heat olive oil in a wok and saute onions till brown. 

Cool and grind to a fine paste along with ginger, garlic and green chillies

In a large bowl combine browned onion paste and  ginger-garlic-green chilli paste , hung yogurt, cream, cornflour, garam masala powder, crushed black peppercorns, green cardamom powder  and salt .

Add paneer cubes and green capsicum pieces, mix well and allow to marinate for one hour preferably in the refrigerator. 

Preheat oven at 200 deg cel. String the paneer cubes and capsicum pieces alternately on a skewer and cook in the preheated oven for 6 minutes basting occasionally with olive oil and then place the tray on high rack and grill paneer for 2-3 minutes  or till tikkas turn golden brown.

Serve hot with onion rings and mint chutney

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