Last week,I made paneer tikka for the first time using gas stove.Even though i have an oven with microwave,convection and grill options,i din’t want to make use of it as it was my first attempt.So i tried in my new non-stick tawa.It came out very well.Paneer was perfectly browned & soft.I watched Sanjeev kapoor channel’s youtube video hosted by my favourite Chef Harpal singh.I had already triedCorn cheese balls following his recipe and it was a super hit among my family and friends.So i tried this recipe without any hesitation.He demonstrated the recipe using gas tandoor but i made the same in tawa.Sendhil loved it and relished the tikka with green chutney.I became very happy and confident enough to try this recipe for my guests too.Soon i must try the same using my oven’s grill option and make a post here.Now lets see how to make paneer tikka using gas stove in Tawa.
Paneer tikka recipe-Stove top version & Green chutney
Paneer tikka recipe using Tawa in Gas stove and its most popular side dish - Green chutney
Prep time:10 Minutes
Cook time:10 Minutes
Total time:20 Minutes
Paneer - 100 gms
Tomato - 1 no ( deseeded,optional,i dint use)
Green capsicum - 1/2 no (u can use colourful bell peppers too)
Big onion - 2 nos
Cooking oil – 2 tbsp
Hung curd or thick curd - 1/2 cup
Kashmiri Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Tandoori masala powder - 1.5 tsp
Ginger&garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Chat masala powder -1/2tsp
Kasoori methi - 2 pinches
Lemon juice - few drops
Salt - as needed
Butter – 1.5 tbsp
Besan flour - 1.5 tsp
Ajwain - 1/8 tsp
Mustard oil or cooking oil – 2 tbsp + 2 pinch of turmeric powder
Mint+coriander leaves – 1/2 cup
Green chillies – 1or 2 no
Thick fresh Curd – 1/4 cup
Roasted cumin powder – 1/8 tsp
Chat masala – a pinch
Garlic cloves – 2 nos
Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
Black salt – 2 pinches
Sugar - 1/4 tsp
Salt – as needed
Heat butter in a kadai and roast the ajwain & besan flour.Roast well in medium flame for 2-3 minutes till u get a nice aroma.It will turn like a thick paste.Set aside and let it cool.
Soak the skewer in water for 30 minutes to avoid getting burnt.
Take the hung or thick curd in a wide bowl.Add 1 tbsp of roasted besan mix.Mix the spice powders,g&g paste,salt ,kasoori methi and few drops of lemon juice. Check for taste and set aside.
Heat 2 tbsp of mustard oil & when it starts to smoke,add turmeric powder.Switch off the flame immediately & add the oil to the marinated masala.
Cut the paneer,tomato,capsicum and onion into square shared pieces as shown in the pic.Now add all the veggies to the masala and allow it to marinate for minimum 2 hours or over night in refrigerator.
Arrange the marinated pieces in a skewer or tooth pick.I placed paneer,then onion,capsicum and i repeated the same order.I finished it with a paneer piece.You can order them as per your wish.Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a non-stick tawa.After the oil is heated,turn the flame to low.Keep the skewer and cover the tawa with a lid.Let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
Then turn the skewer and cook the other side till it turns golden brown.Keep turning every now and then till u achieve the color.Onions,capsicum,paneer would be roasted well and will give a nice smell.Remove in a plate and serve it really hot with green chutney to enjoy its best taste.
Alternate method : Instead of skewing all the veggies,u can saute each vegetable separately in oil and then arrange them in toothpick or skewer. For green chutney : Wash and take mint+coriander leaves in a mixie jar.To this, add all the other ingredients.Grind it to a smooth paste adding curd.Do not add water.Remove the chutney & serve with tikka.
Adjust the spices as per your taste.
If u don’t have tandoori masala,add garam masala instead.But tandoor masala works the best.
Paneer tikka is ready to relish with green chutney & garam garam Chai Enjoy !!