Tandoori Paneer Tikka Recipe: When it comes to cooking at home, paneer is a hot favourite. Whether it's the scrumptious Paneer do Pyaaza or the delicious Kadhai Paneer, the luscious Methi Malai Paneer or even the much-loved Shahi Paneer - we all love the humble cottage cheese in whichever form we take it. The Tandoori Paneer Tikka is also a much-loved appetiser among all age groups. Marinated cottage cheese cubes are skewered and grilled Indian-style on a tandoor to give a range of flavours that are incomparable to anything else. And guess what, you can easily make the Paneer Tikka at home in an oven and with a few simple ingredients!
Although we all love to eat Paneer Tikka whenever we go out, when the chance comes to make it at home, we all falter. But the recipe of a Tandoori Paneer Tikka is actually not complicated at all and can be easily made at home too! Cooked with simple ingredients that are readily available within the Indian kitchen, this Paneer Tikka recipe is one you should definitely try. The resulting dish will be lip-smacking and absolutely delicious, and something you can't go without eating for too long!
If the Tandoori-style of cooking does not suit you, the tikka can also be made by baking in the oven. Simply pre-heat your oven to 450 F (232 celsius) for 15-20 minutes, then bake at the same temperature for 10 minutes and then broil for 2-3 minutes. Apart from this, the recipe requires cottage cheese cubes, and only a few spices and yogurt for marination. With these basic requirements, you're ready to go!
250 gm Paneer (cut into cubes)
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 cup yoghurt
Salt to taste
Coriander for garnish
- Marinate the paneer cubes with dried fenugreek leaves, red chili powder and yoghurt. Spread it well so that it soaks the mixture well.
- Insert the skewer into the cubes.
- Add this into the tandoor for 10-15 minutes.
- Take out the paneer cubes onto the plate.
- Garnish with fresh coriander and green chutney on the side.
- Serve hot.