Paneer Ka Tikka

Paneer Tikka (1)


  • Servings: 8
  • Difficulty: Average
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  • 1 lb. Paneer (To make home-made paneer)
  • 1 tsp. black cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp. Ajwain
  • 2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp. white pepper powder (use black if not available)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. fenugreek (kasoori methi
  • Wooden skewers (soaked in water) I used 8 skewers

The Batter

  • 1 Egg
  • 3 tbsps. Gramflour
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • Salt to taste
  1. Cut paneer into 16 or 32 equal sized tikka, depending on the size you want.  I used frozen paneer which was pre-cut otherwise would have got larger pieces.
  2. Evenly sprinkle black cumin, ajwain, garam masala (keep 1/2 tsp. for garnish), white pepper, turmeric and salt and keep aside.
  3. The Batter – Whisk egg in a bowl, add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Leave the paneer in this batter for 45 minutes.
  5. Pre-heat oven to 275 deg F
  6. Skewer the tikka one inch apart, then skewer a raw onion to prevent the paneer from sliding down.
  7. Keep a tray underneath to collect the drippings.
  8. Roast in a moderately hot tandoor for 10-12 minutes.  In a charcoal grill for about the same time.  In a pre-heated oven for 12-14 minutes.
  9. Remove and sprinkle kasoori methi and the remaining garam masala.

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