Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe
Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe is soft paneer marinated in methi, mint leaves, ginger, garlic, onion and green chili paste and ground spice powders and then pan fried to tasty goodness. Serve Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki as a appetizer at your next party.
Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe is an interesting twist to the favorite starter in most of the North Indian Restaurants, "Tandoori Paneer". This Tandoor baked starter with its succulent and spicy feel, dipped in Green Chutney is the most sought after snack in any function too. Though traditionally paneer is cooked on the tandoor, at home we can recreate this delicious dish by cooking/frying them over the stove top or grill.
In this recipe, along with paneer, there is a healthy inclusion of methi/fenugreek leaves that are highly nutritious and also flavourful. The methi leaves are added to the paneer while they are marinated and when the paneer is pan fried or grilled, the flavours of methi are so much absorbed by the paneer. Hot, spicy, soft and tangy Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe on a chilly winter evening is the perfect appetizer before a sumptuous meal.
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- 500 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into large cubes
- 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice
- Salt , to taste Ground paste (for marination)
- 1/2 cup Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves)
- 1/2 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina)
- 2 Green Chillies
- 2 cloves Garlic
- 1/2 inch Ginger
- 1 Onion For garnish
- 1/2 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)
How to make Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe
To prepare Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe, prep all the ingredients mentioned. In a mixer, grind all the ingredients given under 'For ground paste' to a smooth paste without adding any water and transfer it to a large bowl.
Add lemon juice, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and 1 teaspoon of oil to the mixture and mix well.
Add the paneer cubes to the above mixture, mix well, cover the bowl with a cling film or a lid and let it marinate for at least 3 hours.
Heat a grill pan (you can use a regular pan also) with oil and fry this marinated paneer over low to medium flame till they are crisp and browned on all sides.
Remove the paneer and sprinkle hand crushed Kasuri methi on top. Sprinkle chaat masala if you like, just before serving.
Masterchefmom aka Uma Raghuraman is passionate about cooking and loves to experiment with Indian and World cuisine. She shares her experiences step by step and amazing recipes through her blog, www.masterchefmom.blogspot.in. A self taught and compulsive baker she tries to bring in right balance of taste, nutrition and presentation to all her dishes. A mother to two teenagers and having been with children as a school teacher for over five years, she understands child psychology and the role played by food in influencing their eating habits.