Your favourite snack Paneer Tikka flavoured with tangy spices. Achar is basically pickle which is often accompanies Indian food. This recipe of Achari Paneer Tikka is an ideal appetizer for a dinner party or a get-together with friends and family. A special tricolor tikka recipe for Republic day, curated exclusively by Chef Bikram of Desi Vibes.
Ingredients of Achari Paneer Tikka
2 tsp Pickle gravy
250 gram Paneer (cottage cheese)
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds (methi dana)
1/2 tsp Onion seeds (Kalonji)
1/4 cup Hung curd
1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
to taste Salt
1/4 tsp Red chilli powder
1/4 tsp Garam masala powder
1/4 tsp Mustard powder
A pinch of Turmeric powder
2 tbsp Oil
A few sprigs Fresh mint (pudina)
How to Make Achari Paneer Tikka
1.Dry roast coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, onion seeds till fragrant. Set aside to cool.
2.Place hung curd in a bowl, add ginger-garlic paste, salt, red chilli powder, garam masala powder, mustard powder, pickle gravy, turmeric powder and mix well.
3.Crush the roasted spices in a mortar with the pestle. Add a little of the crushed spices to the yogurt and mix well.
4.Cut cottage cheese into 1 inch cubes and add to the curd mixture and mix well so that all the cottage pieces are well coated. Let them marinate for around 15 minutes.
5.Heat oil in a non stick pan. String the cottage cheese cubes onto satay sticks and place them in the pan.
6.Cook, rotating the sticks, so that the cottage cheese cubes get evenly cooked all around.
7.Arrange them on a serving plate, garnish with mint sprig and serve hot.