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Dairy Max Paneer Tikka to Add Crunchiness to Your Party

Make restaurant style Paneer Tikka at home with this easy recipe! Cubes of paneer, onion and bell peppers are marinated with spices and yogurt and then roasted in the oven to perfection. Traditionally paneer tikka is grilled in a tandoor but you get the same amazing taste by broiling in the oven too!

Ingredients for the Marinate:

  • 300 gms Dairy Max paneer
  • ½ cup Yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger – garlic paste
  • Indian Spices like chaat masala- 1 teaspoon , 2 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon red chili powder, 1 teaspoon kasoori methi
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard oil, for flavour
  • Cilantro & mint for a relishing taste
  • 1 Lemon juice for tanginess
  • 1 large onion cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 large green/red bell pepper cut into 1 inch cubes
  • Salt as per taste

Lets Cook:

  • Whisk yoghurt in a large bowl but strain it to remove any extra water and to get a thick texture.
  • Add all the ingredients for marinate to the yoghurt and mix.
  • Add salt according to your taste.
  • Then squeeze a lemon in the mix and add chopped cilantro.
  • Add the paneer cubes, large onion and bell pepper pieces to the marinate for 10-20 Mins.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Finally, take a skewer and arrange paneer, onion and peppers on it, alternating with each other.
  • Place the skewer on a greased pan and cook from both sides until the paneer turns golden brown.
  • Make sure you don’t overcook else the paneer pieces will be hard to chew.
  • Serve hot with Mint or coriander chutney.

And your Paneer Tikka is ready for serving!

Paneer is believed to have its roots in the Mughal Empire (16th to 18th centuries). Paneer dates back to the same time and place as the Mughals. The Mughals were mainly based in the north of India. They had close relations with Persia (present day Iran) and other countries on the Silk Route.