Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Paneer Tikka in Oven | Paneer Starters

After I tried Paneer tikka(stove top method) for Paneer tikka masala I wanted to try the same in oven too as the smoky flavour was missing in stove top method. As I said earlier, stove top method of paneer tikka works best for paneer tikka masala. I referred the recipe book that came with my OTG (guess it was the first time I dusted out the manual ;)) and am totally satisfied with the results.
Paneer Tikka in Oven Recipe

Paneer Tikka in Oven Recipe:

Makes 3 paneer tikka skewers

Ingredients:
  • Onion - 1 cubed
  • Capsicum - 1 cubed
  • Tomato - 1 chopped into squares
For the marination:
  • Paneer -15 medium cubes
  • Hung Curd - 3 tbsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Tandoori masala / Chat Masala powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp

How to make hung curd:
Hang 1/4 cup curd in a muslin cloth)or any thin cloth) for an hour to make the required hung curd.
Paneer Tikka in Oven Recipe
Method:
Chop capsicum, tomato and onion into medium sized squares just enough to insert into skewers. Cube the paneer and make it ready. Now mix the ingredients listed under 'for the marination' and keep aside.
Paneer Tikka in Oven Step1
Now mix paneer with the marinated ingredients and keep refrigerated for an hr. Then take it out and insert the paneer,capsicum, tomato and onion in skewers alternatively. Arrange the remaining paneer pieces on the tray itself. Brush with oil on top.
Paneer Tikka in Oven Step2
Preheat the oven at 210 deg C and arrange the paneer tikkas in the baking tray and grill the paneer tikkas for 15-18mins turning over the skewers in between for even cooking. Your paneer tikkas are ready, serve hot with green chutney and raw onions.
Paneer Tikka in Oven Step3
My Notes:
  • You can even marinate capsicum,onion and tomato with the marination ingredients or just insert them raw. I usually do the paneer marination first then use the left over marination curd mix for onion-tomato-capsicum.
  • You can also arrange the paneer tikkas straight on the wire rack itself but be careful with the temperature (if you are using this method) as the tikkas are exposed to the flame directly.
  • You can skip tomatoes and use different color capsicums too.
  • My oven has maximum temperature of 250 deg C but I was adviced by the demo person not to use the maximum temperature even if the recipe calls for it. So I lowered the temperature and grilled for an extra 5mins, the outcome was good. In microwave, you can grill it for 13-15 mins.
  • Make sure the paneer pieces are firm enough to insert else it will break in between. I used Hatsun paneer which works best, milky mist is good too.
Paneer Tikka in Oven Recipe
To me what I made was paneer tikka as I havent tasted paneer tikka outside though have tasted paneer tikka masala many times. So when I asked hubby regarding the taste, he said it tastes better than restaurants and that was a huge compliment for a first timer.....Yipeee!! :)

Paneer Tikka in Oven Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

74 comments:

  1. Looks so gud ...very very tempting and love the pics Sharmi ...awesome

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  2. Looks so perfect and tempting...

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  3. beautiful clicks sharmi...paneer looks yummy.

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  4. Wow! looks nice with lovely clicks..

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  5. Perfect and delicious,so so tempting.

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  6. My daughter will definitely love this. Looks delicious!!!

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  7. Lovely presentation,I like your skewers very much have to look for one like this,will be handy... Recipe is nice too..

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  8. Those look superb dear and so tempting, amazing.

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  9. Looks superb & yes better than any restaurant!!! Has the tandoor effect too & paneer is perfectly cooked :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. I want to grab it all- love this immensely :)

    US Masala

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  11. WOW! Mouth-watering clicks! Love it..

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  12. Oh gal..that looks so so good...so does the tomato soup down :)..love to have this both now...

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  13. WOW!!! simply mouthwatering!! Slurp :)

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  14. mouhtwatering my 1st order at any restaurant..love it..

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  15. Paneer tikka looks awesome..nice and easy recipe..thanks for sharing!

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  16. Fantastic tikka :) The browning of all the ingredients is so even and nice :) Should be a way better method than stove top. I have grill mode in my oven but haven't dared to try it yet. Your post is making me want to give it a try :)

    Second pic is classic and I love the towel :)

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  17. Paneer tikka looks delicious.

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  18. Paneer Tikka looks yummy. Perfectly done.

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  19. Pictures itself tempts me a lot, my all time fav..

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  20. wow..that looks so perfect and tempting...as usual beautiful clicks too..:)

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  21. i shud pass on this recipe to my mom ..she recently grilled paneer and said she was looking for more varieties..lovely idea

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  22. Wow it looks sooo tempting .. feel like having it right now :) wonderful clicks too...

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  23. Gr8 recipe.. looks simply awesome and perfect.. amazing clicks dear !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  24. Wow...my favorite....looks extremely yum....perfect recipe....

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  25. Looks very very tempting...Beautiful clicks..

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  26. all time fav. u made it so perfect and love ur clicks

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  27. What a yummy looking tikka:-) Please pass me one skewer !!

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  28. tikka looks so pretty! your blog is lovely with very nice clicks:)

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  29. This is on the menu for Saturday when I am having some guests over! The marinade I make is almost exactly with the same ingredients as yours - which means I am doing the right thing ;)
    LOVELY pictures and beautiful post!

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  30. Very tempting, great for vegetarian BBQ!

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  31. Looks yumm :) My fav one too :)

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  32. i have immense respect for ppl who try to do pictorial step by step blog....i love all the snaps on your blog...i'm really so glad u left me a comment n' i found your blog atleast now...:)

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  33. Hey.. I have tried it a couple of times and finally got to put it in my blog! Do check out!Thanks for the amazing recipe!

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  34. Hi,
    Your dish looks so yummy. I was about to buy an OTG. Can you please suggest a good one. If your doing good job then please let me know the brand name. :) awaiting your reply.

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  35. @Sujatha : Reg the oven, I own a Morphy Richards OTG(Oven Toaster and Griller) 14liters.
    Here you can find a pic of it:
    http://www.morphyrichardsindia.com/pc-40-12-otgs.aspx

    In OTG the only thing we cant do as in microwave is normal cooking. I wanted a oven only for baking and grilling so went in for OTG. If you want to cook and bake then go in for a microwave with convection mode.....

    Usually when baking is considered, OTG works best for cookies, cakes,muffins, bread, pizza etc....So it is based purely on ones
    requirement, if you are buying only for baking then OTG is the best choice. Hope this helps! :)

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  36. It really looks awesome n tempting :) I dont have convention microwave in that case how much time does paneer should be grilled in ordinary microwave grill.

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  37. wow!!!!! mouthwatering and yummy. I have ordinary microwave grill. so how much time it takes to cook in that. pls suggest.

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  38. @Anonymous : In microwave, you can grill it for 13-15 mins.

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  39. Pls let me know where we get the skewers to use in a convection microwave oven in Chennai.

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    1. I am really not sure as mine came with the oven itelf...You can check the dealer shops of ur oven brand and see

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  40. Oh ok Thanx a lot for ur reply!

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  41. Can I use toothpick instead of skewers?

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  42. @Anon : Guess,for oven toothpick will not be suitable..but you can use wooden skewers which is available in supermarkets.

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  43. very easily explained especially with th help of apt pictures
    thaks...i shud hurry to try this now

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  44. I have tried this ...turned out really well.. good one !!


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  45. Can i try this in a microwave oven?...if yes please give instructions

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    1. Yes you can try if you have grill mode in ur oven....method is the same

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  46. can i do without a microwave or a griller? I dont have both but i love this...

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    1. Check my paneer tikka masala post for options to make it in tawa...

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  47. Hi Sharmi,
    Thanks, lovely recipe.
    If my oven has a rotisserie, then can I use it to make the paneer tikka? Then I won't have to turn it manually every few minutes.

    Regards,
    Amita

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    1. Yes yes you can use that option am sure it will be more helpful

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  48. Please tell me that can I use ordinary curd, OR TELL ME ANY GOOD BRAND OF HUNG CURD

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    1. You can use homemade curd and hang it up too....Not sure of the brand of hung curd as I havent tried store bought ones so far...

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    2. thanks, but if I dont hang and directly use..will it make a difference in taste?

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    3. Yes hung curd is very creamy and thick...

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  49. I am thinking doing this recipie for my kid.thank u for posting this recepie.Btw which shop i can get the skewers.

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    1. I got the skewers with my oven itself...

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  50. Hi. Thanks for taking the time to write such detailed recipes. Could you please advise me if a toaster oven with rotisseri function is better than an OTG without that function. I am a vegetarian; so will the Rotisserie function come in handy? Thank you so much. Looking forward to your reply. :-)

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    1. Rotisseri function is useful for kebabs and even for tikkas...So it depends on your requirement and usage.

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  51. HI. Thanku for the lovely recipe i have bought the same oven (the 18lts one though) which mode do i use to grill the tikkas ?? Also which mode do i use to bake potato wedges, or grill veggies and grill chicken ??
    Thank you .. will be eagerly awaiting ur reply :)

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    1. You can use grill mode but be creaful while using grill mode as it burns the dishes easily...check your manual for the temperature settings before you use grill mode

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  52. Hi Sharmi, its awsum to see your wonderful creations!
    I wana know how to make tikkas in microwave. Can I keep it in baking PAN in the oven?
    Preheat oven at what degrees?

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  53. You can use the same temperature if you have microwave with convection mode.....Yes you can use a baking tray...not really sure of microwave baking....

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  54. Hi Sharmilee,
    I tried your paneer tikka recipe and i kept in OTG with 210 degree Celsius for 20 mins.Still i could not see any color change. I rotated the skewers and kept it for another 20 mins more. And, finally i got that color change. But paneer pieces were very hard at the ends and soft at the middle.. Please advise what went wrong.
    Thanks
    Rev

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    1. Overbaking will sure make the paneer hard....In grill mode usually browning happens faster....not sure why it didnt brown for you....Did you preheat the oven and then grill it?

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  55. hi sharmilee,

    i really want to try your paneer tikka recipe,but when i tried tikka with gobi i placed small pieces in the foil kept in the tray,even within 5 mins i saw the bottom of the gobi in contact with the foil started browning and when i removed the tray the pieces got stuck in the foil,pls help me in this

    Thanks

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    1. You can grease the foil.....and also the gobi pieces so that it doesn't get stuck to the foil....

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