Tawa Paneer Tikka

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Paneer made from milk is quite common and paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder. So here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into big cubes 500 grams
  • Paneer (cottage cheese) tikka masala powder 1 tablespoon
  • Capsicum diced 1 medium
  • Tomato seeded and diced 1 medium
  • Yogurt 3-4 tablespoons
  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon
  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 2 tablespoons
  • Chaat masala to sprinkle
  • Salad
  • Cabbage shredded ¼ cup
  • Green capsicum cut into thin strips 1 medium
  • Chaat masala 1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste
  • coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

Method:

  1. Mix yogurt, gram flour, paneer tikka masala, red chilli powder, lemon juice and salt in a bowl. Add some oil and mix well.
  2. Add capsicum, tomato and cottage cheese and mix well. Cover the bowl with cling film and keep in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Skewer the cottage cheese, capsicum and tomato onto satay sticks.
  4. Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan, place the satay sticks in it. Cook, rotating the satay sticks, so that the paneer and vegetables are evenly cooked and lightly browned all around.
  5. To make salad, mix cabbage, capsicum, chaat masala, red chilli powder in a bowl. Add salt, coriander leaves and lemon juice and mix well.
  6. Sprinkle chaat masala on the tawa paneer tikka and serve with salad.