Recipe: Chilli Paneer Tikka

A delicious starter boasting a creamy piquancy
ByJasmine BandaliWednesday , 11 November 2015
Recipe: Chilli Paneer Tikka
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200g paneer, cut into equal sized pieces

25ml chilli oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cumin powder

1 tsp red chilli powder

30g hung curd

2 tsp green chilli paste

1 tsp lemon juice

Mint chutney, to serve


1 Combine all the ingredients, except the paneer, in a bowl.

2 Add the paneer cubes and mix gently to coat, so as not to break the cubes. Cover the bowl with clingfilm and allow to marinate for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

3 Remove from the refrigerator, then mix gently again.

4 Preheat the oven to 180C. Alternatively, set your grill to a moderate temperature or heat a barbecue to medium-high.

5 Thread the paneer cubes onto skewers and cook according to preferred method, brushing with oil intermittently to prevent the paneer from drying out.

6 Cook until brown and slightly charred at the edges, turning halfway through and being careful not to overcook, about 25 minutes in the oven. 

7 Serve hot, sprinkled with lemon juice and serve with mint chutney.

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