Friday, October 19, 2012

Tandoori Paneer Tikka

This dish is suitable for any occasion. It is easy to cook and it is so easy that even children could cook it without much effort (with the help of an adult of course). If you haven't tried this before, you should try cooking this soft and juicy chunks of paneer for your next barbeque party.


  • 30, 2" cubes of paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 3 tbsps Tandoori Masala (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 large onions cut into 1" square pieces
  • 5-6 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 2 tbsps Chaat Masala
  • Lemon wedges for garnishing

Cooking Method:

  1. Mix 2 1/2 tbsps of Tandoori Masala with the yogurt, 2 tbsps cooking oil and salt to taste into a bowl to make a smooth paste.
  2. Place the paneer chunks in a bowl and pour the Tandoori paste on to it.
  3. Gently mix the paneer well and then cover and keep them in the refrigerator for two hours.
  4. Then, mix the remaining 1/2 tbsp of Tandoori Masala with the onion pieces to coat them well.
  5. Soak the bamboo skewers into a bowl of water for about 10 to 15 minutes. This step is important to ensure that the skewers doesn't burn before the paneer is cooked.
  6. Thread the marinated paneer and onion pieces onto bamboo skewers in a combination of your choice.
  7. Preheat your grill on medium and place the paneer skewers on it. Brush them with a little cooking oil.
  8. Then grill till paneer is light golden and the onions soft. Do not overcook or the paneer will become rubbery.
  9. Remove onto a plate and sprinkle with Chaat Masala. Squeeze some lemon juice over the paneer skewers, garnish with lemon wedges and serve piping hot!

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