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:     14Makes 14 pieces
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Ingredients


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)

Method
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

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