Achari Paneer Tikkas

Achari Paneer Tikkas

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achari paneer tikka recipe is a Punjabi achari paneer tikka. Every Indian has a tawa at home and we show you how to make achari paneer tikka on a tawa.

Punjabi achari paneer tikka has now become one of the most popular starters in Indian restaurants. Cottage cheese marinated in a mix of classic pickle Indian spices, strung into skewer sticks, and cooked in a tawa is achari paneer tikka on tawa.

The ingredients used for making achari paneer tikka are easily available and if your pantry is well maintained. Making achari paneer tikka on tawa is very easy and can be quickly made.

To make achari paneer tikka in oven, first we have marinated the paneer in a pickle marinade. To make the marinade, we have combined green chili pickle, garlic, fennel seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric and mustard oil I a blender and blend it. Once the mixture is blend, we have mixed it with hung curd and our achari marinade is ready. Once our marinade is ready, add the paneer to the marinade. Gently mix and coat paneer well and leave it for 20 mins, you can also marinate for long time if you wish to.

Further, once the paneer has been marinated, arrange the marinated paneer cubes equally on satay sticks and keep aside. In case you are using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least an hour before grilling or else the skewers might get burnt. Cook them on a greased tava by drizzling little oil over it, until it is golden brown and cooked. Remove Punjabi achari paneer tikka in a plate and you can sprinkle some chaat masala and lemon juice if you wish to.

Make sure the paneer you are using in Punjabi achari paneer tikka is firm and not crumbly. If the weather outside is too hot and you want to marinate the paneer for a longer time ensure to put it in the refrigerator. You can even make use of veggies like onions, tomatoes, capsicum and bell peppers while preparing achari paneer tikka. Do not overcook the paneer as it may turn chewy and tough.

You can serve achari paneer tikka alone or with a platter of tandoori starters along with laccha onions, green chutney and lemon wedges. You can also use it to make delectable snacks like the Paneer Tikka Sub Sandwich or Paneer Tikka Wrap.

See why this is a healthy achari paneer tikka. The recipe is made mainly from paneer and spices. Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetesachari paneer tikka
tastes awesome with pudina chutney.

Make a main course out of achari paneer tikka, such as the achari paneer pulao, which can be enjoyed with raita and roti. Use it innovatively to make more dishes like paratha, sizzlers and kathi rolls.

Enjoy achari paneer tikka recipe | Punjabi achari paneer tikka | achari paneer tikka on tawa | healthy achari paneer tikka | with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Achari Paneer Tikkas recipe - How to make Achari Paneer Tikkas

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For The Achari Marinade
1 tbsp green chilli pickle
1/2 cup hung curds (chakka dahi)
1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
1/4 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp mustard (rai / sarson) oil
salt to taste

Other Ingredients For Achari Paneer Tikkas
1 1/2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
oil for greasing and cooking

Method
For the achari marinade

    For the achari marinade
  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the curds in a mixer and blend to a coarse mixture.
  2. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the curds and mix well.

How to proceed to make achari paneer tikkas

    How to proceed to make achari paneer tikkas
  1. Add the paneer to the prepared achari marinade, mix gently and keep aside to marinate for 20 minutes.
  2. Arrange the marinated paneer cubes equally on satay sticks and keep aside.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with little oil, place a few satays on it and cook on a medium flame, using a little oil, till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  4. Repeat step 3 to cook more satays.
  5. Serve the achari paneer tikka immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy295 cal
Protein9.4 g
Carbohydrates6.8 g
Fiber0 g
Fat24.4 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium9.5 mg
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For the achari marinade

  1. To prepare achari marinade for achari paneer tikka recipe | Punjabi achari  paneer tikka | achari paneer tikka on tawa| healthy achari paneer tikka | in a mixer jar, take 1 tbsp of green chilli pickle.
  2. Add chopped garlic. Alternatively, you can also use garlic paste.
  3. Add fennel seeds.
  4. Add mustard seeds.
  5. Add fenugreek seeds.
  6. Add nigella seeds.
  7. Add cumin seeds. To extract maximum flavors from achari spices, dry roast the spices over medium heat till fragrant and slightly brown & then add to the marinade.
  8. Add turmeric powder.
  9. Add mustard oil. If you add mustard oil, it makes it more achaari.
  10. Add salt to taste.
  11. Combine all the ingredients in a mixer and blend to a coarse mixture.
  12. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl.
  13. Add the curd. Check out this recipe of with detailed step by step images to learn how to make dahi at home. To make a thick marinade we would require thick hung curd, learn If the curd is not thick, it will not stick to the paneer.
  14. Mix well.

How to make achari paneer tikka

  1. Add the paneer to the prepared achaari marinade. Learn how to make cottage cheese with detailed step by step photos and make fresh paneer at home. Alternatively, you can buy readymade paneer from a local dairy or supermarket in fresh or frozen form. Ensure the paneer you are using is firm and not crumbly. You can also make use of tofu instead of paneer to prepare vegan achari tofu.
  2. Mix gently and keep aside to marinate for 20 minutes. You can also put this mixture in the refrigerator if the weather outside is too hot and you wish to marinate it for a long time to deepen the flavor. You can even make use of veggies like onions, tomatoes, capsicum and bell peppers while preparing Achaari paneer tikka.
  3. Arrange the marinated paneer cubes equally on satay sticks and keep aside. In case you are using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least an hour before grilling or else the skewers might get burnt.
  4. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it with little oil. It can also be grilled using an open grill, gas tandoor, oven, grill pan or panini maker.
  5. Place a few satays on it and cook on a medium flame. Do not overcook the paneer or else it will get tough and chewy.
  6. Drizzle a little oil and cook till they turn golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  7. Remove achari paneer tikka | Punjabi achari  paneer tikka | achari paneer tikka on tawa| healthy achari paneer tikka | in a plate.
  8. Repeat step 4 to 7 and cook more achari paneer tikka on satays.
  9. Serve achari paneer tikka | Punjabi achari  paneer tikka | achari paneer tikka on tawa| healthy achari paneer tikka | dry immediately.
  10. Afghani Paneer, Mushroom and Capsicum Tikka, Paneer Amritsari Tikka are some other starter recipes made using paneer (cottage cheese).

Reviews

Achaari Paneer Tikkas
 on 19 Feb 15 03:57 PM
5

the image is so attractive and so delicious is this recipe. The green pickle is a vital ingredient in this recipe and make sure you dont skip it. It lends such a delightful flavour to this recipe. Each spice in the marinade enhances the flavour of this dish. Must give a try to this recipe..
Achari Paneer Tikas
 on 06 Sep 11 12:41 AM
5