Recipe and Photo courtesy: Padmini, Srinivasan (my parents)
Here is another wonderful recipe for Paneer Tikka. My mother cooked Paneer Tikka in the grill mode of the microwave oven and it turned out wonderful.
For the marinade
Thick yogurt 2 cups
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder 3 tsp
Salt to taste
Ginger paste 1/2 tsp
Green chilli paste 1/4 tsp
Jeera powder 1 tsp
Chat masala 2-3 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder 3-4 tsp
Red color-a few pinches (optional, not used here)
We also need
Fresh paneer 1 slab
Mixed vegetables to be set in the skewers like colored bell peppers, tomatoes, onions etc
il or melted butter 3 tbsp
Mix all the above mentioned marinade ingredients into a smooth paste.
Cut paneer into cubes and cut the different colored vegetables into squares.
Marinate the paneer and vegetables together in the yogurt paste atleast for 2 hours
Arrange the paneer and vegetables in the skewers and drizzle more paste if desired
Also drizzle some oil or melted butter on all sides and place the skewers in the grill
Let it cook till there is a change in color, crispy on the outside and soft inside.
Fresh paneer tikka is ready to be served.