Chunks of Paneer cubes marinated in yogurt and spices are grilled in a tandoor, grill pan or oven to make these delicious Tandoori Paneer Tikka!
Paneer Tikka is one of the many popular Indian appetizers. I wouldn’t be kidding when I say it is quick and easy to make and requires close to no oil. Furthermore, it can even be made in an oven. Unexpected guests at home? This is one dish which you can whip up easily.
I love Paneer. Ask me to be vegetarian for a day, I would ask for Paneer. This happens especially during Navratri, for I always make it a point to take vrat during this festive season. It is the single most important thing that I have done since childhood. In South India, we aren’t particular about vrat food. That meaning, all we do is turn vegetarian for nine days. Omitting onion and garlic isn’t mandatory. There may be exceptions though. The only time I fasted for nine days having only water was the year I got married. I don’t know what made me do that though. Phew!
Follow the recipe to a T, and the result would be light, soft, juicy paneer chunks flavored just right with a bit of char and smokiness. Of course, I don’t have a tandoor at home. But the grill pan just does the trick. All you have to do is:
How to make Tandoori Paneer Tikka at Home
c. Grill for the best restaurant style Paneer Tikkas!
It isn’t rocket science and the spices used are available in an everyday Indian kitchen! A vegetarian alternative to Tandoori Chicken, this is one dish that you would love to have over and over again.
Marinade for Paneer Tikka
The marinade is made of yogurt or hung curd along with spices including Kashmiri chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala powder black pepper powder, ginger and garlic paste, and dried fenugreek leaves or Kasturi methi. You can also add chaat masala and/or dry mango powder aka Aamchur powder.
Tandoori Paneer Tikka Recipe:
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