1teaspoonGinger paste or freshly grated or crushed
1teaspoonGarlic paste or freshly grated
1 ½teaspoonsLemon juice
1Lemoncut into wedges
Green coriander chutney or mint chutney
Take yogurt in muslin cloth or man’s handkerchief, put it in the strainer and keep a bowl or jug under it to collect excess water.
Keep this in the fridge for about an hour and let all the water drain out.
and You will left with thick, hung curd or yogurt in the cloth.
cup of yogurt will give ½ cup of thick yogurt.
Take thick or hung curd in a bowl.
Add all the spice powders along with salt. Mix it well.
Add ginger paste and garlic paste.
Add lemon juice and mix well.
Cut veggies into 1 inch pieces and cube the paneer. Make sure that size of veggie and paneer pieces are same.
Add it to the prepared marinade.
using your clean hand, gently mix. All the pieces should be coated with marinade.
Cover it with plate or plastic wrap and let paneer and veggies marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours. More the better.
Making paneer tikka recipe:
If you are using wooden skewers like me then submerge in the water for 10-15 minutes before using. At the time of using, wipe them using towel or paper napkin.
If using metal skewers, no need to soak.
Arrange the veggies and paneer on the skewer or toothpick.
order does not matter, but keep each veggie pieces between two paneer pieces.
Make in the oven:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degree F or 180 degree C for at least 10 minutes.
Line a baking tray with aluminum foil. It is optional but I like to do it for easy cleaning later on. Grease the foil or tray with oil or spray it with nonstick cooking spray thus tikka will not stick.
Brush the generous amount of oil on all sides of tikka.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10-12 minutes. remove it, flit it and again brush with oil.
Again bake it for 10-12 minutes.
Make on stove top:
Brush the tikka with oil from all the sides.
Heat the non stick tawa on medium heat. Once hot place the skewer on the tawa, shallow fry them.
turn it and cook all the sides till it is golden brown about 2-3 minutes.