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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Paneer Tikka ( Cottage Cheese Tikka )

Ingredients :

Paneer ( Cottage Cheese ) : 500 Gm; Curd : 250 Gm;

Ginger :1 inch; Garlic : 4-5 cloves; Green Chillies : 3-4 no;

Red Chilli Powder : 1 Tsp; Garam Masala Powder : 1/2 Tsp;

Processed Cheese Grated(optional) : 1 Tb; Chaat Masala : 1 Tsp.

Onion (big) : 1 no; Tomato (big) : 1 no; Capsicum (big) : 1 no.

Method :

Hang the curd in a muslin cloth till all the water is gone and you get Hung Curd ( the consistency should be like cream cheese). Make a paste of the ginger, garlic and green chilli. Cut the paneer, Onion,tomato and capsicum into cubes.
Cream the processed cheese and add the hung curd. Now add the paste, red chilli powder and garam masala powder and mix well. Now add the paneer and veg cubes and keep refrigerated for a few hours (overnight is better). Take a slim, wooden skewer and skewer the cubes of onion, paneer, capsicum and tomato, in that order. Take three sets on each skewer. Grill them on a charcoal or gas grill till done, basting with a little vegetable oil as required. It takes about 3-5 minutes for one tikka. Sprinkle chaat masala on top and serve.

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