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malai paneer tikka recipe, how to make malai paneer tikka recipe

malai paneer tikka recipe with step by step pics. a popular and delicious variety of paneer tikka that is served in restaurants is malai paneer tikka. malai tikka has mild light flavors as compared to the regular paneer tikka.

in malai paneer tikka cream is added. cream is also called as malai in hindi. the layer of clotted cream on top of heated milk is also known as malai. some recipes where cream is added as one of the main ingredients are:

  1. malai kulfi
  2. malai paneer
  3. methi malai paneer
  4. methi matar malai

making any variety of tikka recipe is very easy. marinate all the ingredients and then bake or grill. in this recipe i have grilled the paneer tikka in the oven. so this recipe is only meant for an oven. if you do plan to shallow fry then do not forget to add 2 to 3 tablespoons besan or rice flour in the marination.

 

i have shared many varieties of paneer tikka recipes like:

malai tikka can be served as a starter snack. you can even wrap it in rotis and make wraps or frankies.

if you are looking for more paneer recipes then do check paneer sandwich, chilli paneer, paneer butter masala, kadai paneer and palak paneer recipe.

malai paneer tikka recipe below:

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malai paneer tikka recipe
prep time
35 mins
cook time
15 mins
total time
50 mins
 

malai paneer tikka recipe with step by step pics. a popular and delicious variety of paneer tikka that is served in restaurants is malai paneer tikka

course: snacks, starters
cuisine: north indian, Punjabi
servings: 4
calories: 281 kcal
author: dassana amit
ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)
for tikka marination mixture:
  • 5 tablespoons hung curd or hung yogurt or thick curd
  • cup low fat cream - 25% to 35% fat
  • 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste
  • ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder or white pepper powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 to 3 pinches crushed kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves) - optional
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • salt as required
other ingredients for malai paneer tikka:
  • cup onion - cut in squares
  • cup capsicum (shimla mirch or bell pepper) - cut in squares
  • 250 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • oil as required for brushing on paneer tikka
how to make recipe
making marination for malai paneer tikka:
  1. in a bowl take 5 tablespoons hung curd or or greek yogurt or thick curd.

  2. whisk for a minute till smooth.

  3. then add ⅓ cup low fat cream and mix very well.

  4. add ginger-garlic paste and all the spice powders including salt. 

  5. you can also add 2 to 3 pinches of crushed kasuri methi (dried fenureek leaves).

  6. then add ½ teaspoon lemon juice. if you plan to fry the paneer cubes on tawa or pan, then add 2 to 3 tablespoons besan or rice flour to the marination.

  7. mix very well.

  8. add ⅓ cup onion squares, ⅓ cup capsicum squares and 250 grams paneer cubes.

  9. gently mix with a small silicon spatula or with a spoon. take care not to break paneer cubes when mixing.

  10. cover and marinate for 30 minutes. if keeping longer for marination, then marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours.

making malai paneer tikka:
  1. now thread the onion, capsicum and paneer cubes on bamboo skewers. place the skewers on a pan which is lined and wrapped with aluminium foil. rinse bamboo skewers with water before using them. 

  2. before grilling, preheat oven at 240 degrees for 15 minutes. 

  3. grill malai paneer tikka at 240 degrees celsius for 15 to 20 minutes. use the grill mode if using an OTG.

  4. once you see the top light browned remove and turn the skewers. brush some oil if you want on the paneer, onion and capsicum cubes.

  5. keep back in the oven and continue to grill till the edges of a few paneer cubes or onions are charred a bit.

  6. serve malai paneer tikka hot or warm with a side of sliced onions, lemon wedges and mint-curd chutney.

recipe notes

approximate nutrition info per serving:

Nutrition Facts
malai paneer tikka recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 69mg 23%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Potassium 86mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 13.6%
Vitamin C 20.7%
Calcium 33.7%
Iron 0.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
 


how to make malai paneer tikka recipe:

1. in a bowl take 5 tablespoons hung curd or or greek yogurt or thick curd.

2. whisk for a minute till smooth.

3. then add ⅓ cup low fat cream (25% to 35% fat cream). you can also use whipping cream. if using whipping cream then add about 4 to 5 tablespoons.

4. mix very well.

5. then add 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste, ¼ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds), ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder (or white pepper powder), ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder), ½ teaspoon garam masala powder. you can also 2 to 3 pinches of crushed kasuri methi (dried fenureek leaves) at this step.

6. add ½ teaspoon lemon juice. if you plan to fry the paneer cubes on tawa, then add 2 to 3 tablespoons besan or rice flour to the marination.

7. mix very well.

8. add ⅓ cup onion squares, ⅓ cup capsicum squares and 250 grams paneer cubes.

9. gently mix with a small silicon spatula or with a spoon. take care not to break paneer cubes when mixing.

10. cover and marinate for 30 minutes. if keeping longer for marination, then marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours. below is the pic after 30 minutes. before grilling preheat oven at 240 degrees celsius for 15 minutes.

11. now thread the onion, capsicum and paneer cubes on bamboo skewers. place the skewers on a pan which is lined and wrapped with aluminium foil. rinse bamboo skewers with water before using them.

12. grill malai paneer tikka at 240 degrees celsius for 15 to 20 minutes. use the grill mode if using an OTG. since temperatures in ovens vary do keep a check as the malai paneer tikka can takes less or more time to get grilled. keep the tray in the center rack.

13. once you see the top light browned or halfway through the grilling, remove and turn the skewers. brush some oil if you want on the paneer, onion and capsicum cubes.

14. keep back in the oven and continue to grill till the edges of a few paneer cubes or onions or capsicum are charred a bit.

15. serve malai paneer tikka hot or warm with a side of sliced onions, lemon wedges and mint-curd chutney. sprinkle some chaat masala on the tikka cubes while serving. for more tasty snacks recipes you can check this collection of 115 snacks recipes.




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This post was last modified on November 11, 2017, 11:34 am

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