Tawa Paneer Tikka is an easy and quick starter you can make without the fuss of a grill or other gadgets. This easy to make dish is a party starter that appeals to all.
I already have some handful of recipes for making this Paneer Tikka, I have grilled on a griller, Paneer Tikka Microwave version that is easy to make, plus regular stovetop versions that are made with different recipe preparations. This time when I made, I wanted to have some quick starters and decided to use very minimum ingredients and quickly roast it on tawa. I served both as such and then grilled over the flame. Everybody simply loved it and wanted more. This was the New year eve party starter for us and we all enjoyed the family time with these tikkas.
I used store bought paneer here as homemade ones are not so firm to hold themselves on a skewer. I used the long bamboo sticks, still, I didn’t want to take risks. The sticks very quite easy to use and the end result was awesome. Just got to be careful that you don’t burn the sticks for long.
We are starting the Feb BM#85 with Cooking on Tawa theme. While there are so many dishes we cook on a tawa, I was keen on doing dishes that are not so frequently cooked on Tawa.
Tawa Paneer Tikka
For the Paneer Marinade
250 gms Paneer / Cottage Cheese
1 cup Curds it has to be thick, so you can use hung curds
A Pinch Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
1.5 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
1 tsp Coriander Powder
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1 tsp Lemon Juice
2 tbsp Cooking Oil
Salt to Taste
Other Ingredients Needed
1 cup Capsicum diced to 2 inch
1 cup Tomato
1 cup Onion
Pepper to Taste
Salt to Taste
1 tsp Cooking Oil
For the Marinade
Wash and cube the paneer into 1/2 inch width and 2 inch in length.
Mix all the ingredients except oil in a bowl and spread this paste on the paneer cubes. Keep it aside for 15 mins or more if required.
Heat a nonstick tawa and add oil. Roast the paneer pieces along with the marinade until the paneer is nicely coated with the marinade and becomes dry.
In another tawa, roast the capsicum and onion with seasoning added till it is slightly cooked.
Assembling the Tikka
You can line the Vegetables sandwiched between Paneer pieces and roast again on tawa or else directly over the flame by sprinkle few drops of oil.