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Republic Day Recipe: Tiranga Paneer Tikka

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Tiranga Paneer Tikka
Tiranga Paneer Tikka

Because Panner Tikka is a forever favourite!

Tiranga Paneer Tikka
Tiranga Paneer Tikka

Celebrate India’s freedom with  this mouth watering dishes with  a tricolor presentation. This tri-colour recipe is not only for nation lovers but an indulgence for food lovers too.

Ingredients

  • Paneer 450 grams
  • Green chutney 4 tablespoons
  • Khoya 2 1/2 tablespoons
  • Saffron 5-6 threads
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Hung curd 1 cup
  • Besan 2 tablespoons
  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 tablespoon
  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 4 tablespoons
  • Green chillies chopped 3-4
  • White pepper powder 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice 1 1/2 tablespoons
  • Melted butter for basting

Method

  • Grate 100 grm of cottage cheese and cut the remaining into one-and-a-half- inch cubes. Slice each cube into three layers without cutting through. In a bowl, mix together the khoya, saffron and salt.
  • In another bowl, mix together the grated cottage cheese, chilli powder and salt. Take a cottage cheese cube, spread the green chutney over the first layer, the khoya mixture on the second layer and the cottage cheese mixture on the third layer.
  • Mix together the yogurt, gram flour, ginger-garlic paste, fresh coriander, green chillies, white pepper powder  and lemon juice in a deep bowl.
  • Add the stuffed cottage cheese cubes and mix gently so that all the cubes are evenly coated with the marinade. Set aside for half an hour.
  • Thread the cottage cheese cubes a little apart onto skewers and roast in a tandoor for five to six minutes, basting them with melted butter once in between.
  • Serve hot with onion rings and lemon wedges.

Recipe by: Ssence, The Suryaa