Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

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True to its name, this tikka will melt in your mouth and delight your palate! replacing the fat-laden white gravy of cream and cashews with whole wheat bread mayonnaise results in a healthier version, which you can serve in portions of two pieces.

Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) recipe - How to make Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 14 pieces
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For The Curd Marinade (makes 1/2 Cup)
1/2 whole wheat bread slice
1/3 cup low-fat hung curds (chakka dahi)
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp olive oil
a pinch of freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) powder
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tbsp cashewnuts (kaju)
salt to taste

Other Ingredients
14 low-fat paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 37 mm. (1 1/2”) cubes
1 tsp oil for cooking

For Serving
a few sprigs of mint leaves (phudina)

For the curd marinade

    For the curd marinade
  1. Combine all the ingredients and blend in mixer till smooth. Keep refrigerated till use.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Combine the paneer and curd marinade in a bowl and toss gently. Keep aside to marinade for ½ hour.
  2. Heat the oil in a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each paneer piece till it turns golden brown in colour from all the sides.
  3. Insert toothpicks in each paneer tikkas and serve immediately garnished with mint springs.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy27 cal
Protein0.5 g
Carbohydrates3.2 g
Fiber0 g
Fat0.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium26.2 mg


Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 28 Aug 18 10:29 AM

why is bread slice added to marinade?
Tarla Dalal
28 Aug 18 05:10 PM
   Hi Sara, We are not adding any flour for binding. The bread slice will help in sticking the marinade to the paneer by binding with all the other ingredients.
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
 on 10 Sep 16 02:38 PM

I was sceptical before trying this tikka but it turned out good. My daughter, who hardly eats such things, liked it very much. Though I had to add extra oil to decrease the dryness of curd marinade.
Tarla Dalal
12 Sep 16 09:28 AM
   Hi Singh , we are delighted you loved the Makhmali Paneer Tikka recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.