Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Achari Paneer Tikka

Achari Paneer Tikka's are a delectable snack bites. The word achar means pickle & the spice mix that is used here in making these tikki's is used in most of the Indian pickles. This spice mix adds flavor to paneer when mixed in marination. While making the spice mix I fried spices a little crisp to get fine powder rather than coarse. I oven baked  these tikki's, but you can also pan fry them for a quick finish. To extend this recipe you can make a creamy tikka masala using this tikka's. For now I'm sharing this tikka recipe with you all. Here is a recipe for pan-fried Paneer Tikka dish, which can also be converted as a baked dish. 
Prep Time-2hrs {1hr 30mins marinating + prepping}
Cook Time-20mins
12 to 15 pieces of paneer
2Tsp oil
For marination
1/2Cup curd
1/2Tsp turmeric
1Tbs ginger garlic paste
1Tbs corn starch
1Green chili
1Tsp lemon juice
Achari mix
1/4Tsp jeera
1/4Tsp mustard seeds
1/2Tsp dhaniya
1Tsp fennel seeds
2Red chili's
Pinch of methi seeds {6 to 7 seeds}
- Heat pan & add achari mix ingredients to it. Briefly fry them for few seconds. Switch off heat & cool them. Grind them to smooth powder & keep aside.
- In a bowl add in marination ingredients.  Next add in grind achari masala powder & mix them.
- Fold in paneer pieces in to marination. Close it with a lid & allow it to sit for minimum of 30mins.
Baked Version
- Pre-heat oven @350F & line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
- Line paneer pieces in a row & bake @350F for 10mins. Brush oil on all sides. In to the oven for another 10mins.
- Paneer pieces will be lightly browned on top & all the masala will be dried up.
- Remove from oven & cool them. 
Stovetop Version 
- Heat a pan & spread oil on it. 
- Lay few paneer bites on pan individually.  Fry them till they are brown on both sides. 
- Repeat the same with rest of the paneer pieces. 
- Enjoy as they are or serve with ketchup.
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  1. The title itself watered my mouth!!! Amazing recipe, loved it.

  2. Those paneer tikkas look absolutely perfect. I wish I could just grab one out of the monitor -- they look so tempting.

  3. Succelent tikkas, just cant resist to them..

  4. Looks perfect. Love that golden crust on top.. Slurp.............

  5. Mear mention of achar makes my mouth water. Achari tiki look delicious

  6. you are making me drool here!!! looks awesome!!