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Monday, May 18, 2009

Hariyali Paneer Tikka

One of my favourite vegetarian items is any paneer dish. I just love to gorge on paneer tikkas, palak paneer, kadhai paneer, matar paneer, paneer pakora, paneer butter masala, yummmm, the list in endless.
Paneer is a basic source of protein for the vegetarians other than lentils. Here is the recipe for Hariyali Paneer Tikka, a vegetarian’s delight & tempting appetizer / snack, prepared with paneer (fresh cottage cheese) and marinated in yogurt.

  • 500 gms paneer, cubed / diced
  • 1 big capsicum, de-seeded & diced
  • 2 red & firm tomatoes, de-seeded & diced


  • 1 cup hung curd / yogurt
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
  • 4-6 green chilies, paste
  • 2 tbsp onion paste
  • 2 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp ginger paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp roasted caraway seeds powder (shahi jeera)
  • 1 tsp chat masala powder
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp white oil
  • juice of 1 lemon


  1. Beat the curd and combine the other ingredients of the marinade. Take the paneer and chopped capsicum & tomato pieces, add the marinade and mix well. Refrigerate for 30 mins.
  2. Place the marinated paneer and vegetables on the high rack on a microwave safe flat dish and grill 15-20 mins till light golden brown on all sides.
  3. Reposition the paneer and the vegetables frequently (after a gap for 3-4 mins) and brush with oil.
  4. Sprinkle a little chat masala and roasted shahi jeera powder; garnish with coriander leaves and serve with salads / chutneys.

Yellow is the color of sunshine and associated with joy, happiness, intellect and energy. Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity and is often associated with food. I love the particular colour of this dish.

Sending this to FIC-Favourite guest hosted by Sweath, event started by Sunshinemom...This paneer dish is also going to to My Favourite Things-Cheese and Think Spice-Think Caraway Seeds guest hosted by Sathya of Appetite Treats


Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Paneer tikkas are looking gorgeous I feel like having some now!!!

Ivy said...

Wow, these sound delicious.

Ammu said...

Very nice. Colorful dish too.

Priya said...

WOwoww tempting paneer tikka Malini, makes me hungry..would love to pick few from the bowl!

Sweatha said...

Love the dish.The info on yellow the colour of happiness is great.the tomatoes bring out the yellow in the dish and are a nice contrast.Great and healthy entry.Thanks

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