Indian cuisine is full of flavours and has something for everyone. Be it a vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you can get a whole list of dishes that can never go wrong at any time. Of all the courses, there are a lot of varieties that you can explore in snacks and appetizers, as Indians love to munch on small snacks. One such dish is Paneer Tikka Kali Mirch, which is an exceptionally interesting yet delicious dish. You will be surprised to read this tikka recipe uses very less spices yet tastes amazing in taste.
500 gm paneer
250 gm fresh cream
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 capsicum (green pepper)
2 tablespoon peppercorns
1/2 tablespoon garlic paste
2 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 yellow bell pepper
2 tablespoon butter
1/2 tablespoon ginger paste
salt as required
To prepare this delicious appetizer recipe, cut paneer into 2-inch pieces. Next, wash the bell peppers and cut them into 2-inch square pieces as well. Next, deseed the tomatoes and cut them into quarter size as well. Also, peel the onions and cut them into quarter size as well, once done, separate the onion pieces.
Finally, put a small saucepan on medium flame and dry roast the peppercorns in it. Once you get the smell of peppercorns, turn off the flame and transfer to a grinder jar. Once the peppercorns are cool enough, grind them to a fine powder.
Now, take a large bowl and add melted butter in it along with ginger-garlic paste, fresh cream, pepper powder and salt. Mix well all the ingredients to prepare the marinade for paneer and keep aside until required.
Then, add the paneer, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes in this marinade. Mix well using light hands and let the veggies marinate for about half an hour in refrigerator.
Next, pre-heat the oven at 275 degree Celsius. Meanwhile, take a baking tray and lightly grease it with a little butter. (Note: You can also take a little olive oil for greasing the tray.)
Finally, take out the bowl of veggies. Take a skewer and insert the marinated veggies one by one in the sticks. Place the stick in the baking tray and repeat until all the pieces are done.
Once done, place this baking tray in the preheated oven and bake them for 10-12 minutes. Check after 10 minutes, if the tikka is done. If not, bake them for another 2-3 minutes. Take a good look at the tikka, once it is done, take out the tray and transfer the skewers on a serving plate. Pour the lime juice over the tikka and serve with green chutney.