Monday, May 18, 2009

Paneer and Vegetable Tikka

I have tried paneer and veggies barbecue a couple of times now and I think I have the marinade perfected:). I use two different marinades - one tandoori and one mint. If I don't have a grill I have also tried to bake and then broil in the oven and it comes out just as fine. I use paneer, capsicum (all colors), yellow onion, zucchini and any combination of these will taste good. Here are the recipes -

Tandoori Marinade:


  1. Yogurt - 3 cups
  2. Fresh ginger paste - 1/2 tsp
  3. Fresh garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
  4. Tandoori masala - 3 tsps
  5. Jeera dhania powder - 1 tsp
  6. Garam masala - 1/4th tsp
  7. Salt
  8. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  9. Haldi - 1/4th tsp


Mix all the above ingredients and beat the yogurt until smooth. Add paneer and veggies and store in a ziploc bag. Refrigerate overnight for maximum flavor. Right before setting on the grill, sprinkle salt and tandoori masala for added flavor. After grilling sprinkle lemon juice.

You can also create a dry tandoori marinade with the same ingredients and by skipping the yogurt. You can also add some kasoori methi for added flavour.

Mint Marinade:

  1. Mint leaves - 1 bunch
  2. Corriander leaves - 2 bunches
  3. Green chillies - 3/4
  4. Ginger - 1 inch piece
  5. Salt
  6. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  7. Water - enough to make the paste fine

Grind all the above ingredients into a fine paste and coat the paneer ad veggies evenly with it. Refrigerate for a couple of hours and then grill. Sprinkle with lime and sale before serving. Yogurt can also be added to this marinade if desired.


Vinitha said...

Just the other day I was watching Food channel, and there was this ad about 'Grilling Week' and here you are with grill :) ....your marinades sound very yummy....:)

Smita said...

hehe...thanks Vini...Hope you are doing well and everything is coming along fine:)

Hetal said...

I have a question..will paneer not get very soft if you keep it for overnight?

Smita said...

Hi Hetal,
Thanks for visiting my blog:)
I have not had issues with it probably because I cut big chunks of it. But you could marinate it for a shorter time too.