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Paneer Hariyali Tikka

May 5, 2008
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Paneer is packed with protein is a very well known fact!!! Vegetarians in India heavily rely on this curdled milk (Cottage cheese) for their source of protein apart from the varieties of lentils.

Although paneer doesn’t list in my top ten sought after food cravings, but I still sometimes do yearn for this fresh cheese cubes. So I prepare my own from scratch. I love the process of curdling milk and draining the whey, tying up in muslin cloth and the loading it with a heavy object and then to slice it to get the perfect cubes, but this recipe is made from store brought cubes that were surprisingly fresh.

These white cubes are a shinning star to many recipes, they add light and sound to salads, mix veggies, or pizzas. They look perfect and serve as an excellent combination with spinach and green peas. But I prefer them marinated and grilled to perfection the tandoori way.

This recipe is adapted from my Chicken haryali tikka, I have tried this wonderful marination with prawns, mushrooms, paneer and tofu. And they all turn out to be divine. I blend / envelope them with coriander and mint with cashew nut paste and spices rendering it an amazing aroma and a tangy taste. Alternatively you can use roasted  2 teaspoon of gram flour and 1 tablespoon  greek yogurt if avoiding cashew nuts.

This is a super quick dish to cook.The panner cooks in a matter of minutes and soaks in the flavour of the marinade  really well.  If using the wooden skewers, put them in the water and leave them to soak.

Paneer Hariyali Tikka
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Recipe type: Starters
Cuisine: Indian
 
Ingredients
  • 350 g to 500 g Paneer large cubes
  • 1 green pepper cut into cubes
  • 1 Red onion cut into cubes
  • For the marinade
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala
  • 2 Green chilies or more
  • I inch Ginger
  • 2 to 3 Garlic cloves
  • 5 to 6 Cashews
  • lemon juice to taste
  • Chat masala
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Blend the coriander, mint, cashew, ginger, garlic and chilies to a paste using very little water. Squeeze lemon juice and rub garam masala and salt to paneer cubes and set aside for 10 minutes.
  2. Add paneer to the marinade, along with veggies. Mix well and marinate for up to an hour. when ready, thread the paneer and veggies alternatively onto the skewers.
  3. Place the skewers on a baking sheet in the preheated oven of 200'C for 8 to 10 minutes. The paneer should be soft, coated with the marinade and charred around the corner.
Notes
Sprinkle over the chat masala and lemon juice .Serve them hot with lemon wedges and sliced onions..

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18 Comments

  • Reply Asha May 5, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Paneer dishes are always yummy, my girl loves any kind of Cheese,including Tofu!:D

  • Reply Nandita May 5, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Although we get really fresh paneer here,it is quite satisfying to make our own…that is a lovely looking dish…the marination must have really enhanced the flavours of the dish 🙂

  • Reply easycrafts May 5, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Very colourful…u have used bell pepper.havent u…why not send it to the JFI-VoW event

  • Reply ranji May 5, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    i love this paneer stir fry with indian flavor….i also make this very same thing..

  • Reply Uma May 5, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    lovely paneer dish. nice pic.

  • Reply Cham May 5, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    They are colouful ur paneer and delicous

  • Reply ANJALI J. May 5, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    THATS A GOOD WAY TO EAT A PANEER DISH.. SOUNDS INTRESTING..

  • Reply Divya May 5, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    It looks delicious …Good job dear

  • Reply notyet100 May 5, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    wow..thislooks,,yummy..and tasty.,..

  • Reply Madhavi May 5, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    Wonderful paneer dish, delicious !!!

  • Reply Mansi Desai May 5, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    same pinch, I too made paneer tikka, albeit a little different..this hariyali way sounds nice girl!:)

  • Reply Divya Vikram May 5, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Paneer no doubt looks delicious..

  • Reply bee May 5, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    i don’t like paneer too much, but this method sounds great.

  • Reply kamala May 5, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Paneer looks yummy.Like ur way

  • Reply Namratha May 6, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    We love Paneer and this sounds gr8!:)

  • Reply Kevin May 7, 2008 at 8:38 am

    I have been wanting to try paneer for a while now. I like the sound of grilled marinated paneer.

  • Reply Uma May 7, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    thanks for trying out my clove tea! glad you liked it!

    By the way, congrats on the award. the samosas look lovely.

  • Reply Daziano May 8, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Interesting! I must confess I don’t know anything about Indian food…

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