Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Paneer Achari Tikka / Achari Paneer Tikka with Hot Sweet Chutney

Paneer tikka is my favourite starter and I luv the smoky flavour the best in it. When I chanced to see this recipe in a local magazine, I gave a instant try and this has become my family favourite now. Achari paneer tikka is a chilli based paneer marinade grilled.
Paneer Achari Tikka Recipe
Paneer Achari Tikka Recipe - Ingredients
  • Paneer - 10 to 12 cubes
  • Hung curd - 1/4 cup (Pour thick curd in a muslin cloth and allow it to hang for an hr atleast to get hung curd)
  • Green chilli pickle / Green Chilli paste - 1 tbsp
  • Chopped garlic - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste

Grind to a coarse powder:
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds (Venthayam) - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe
Method:
  1. For the achari marinade : First add the garlic, green chilli paste/pickle, curd and blend it in a mixer to a smooth paste. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine all the ingredients under 'to grind to a coarse powder' and blend in a mixer to a coarse powder.
  3. Combine the prepared curd paste and the coarse powder in a bowl and mix well. Keep aside.Now the marinade is ready.
  4. Take paneer cubes and combine it well with the achari marinade in the bowl and toss gently for it to coat on all sides.Keep marinated for 20mins.
  5. Preheat oven at 210 deg C . Meanwhile arrange the marinated paneer pieces on skewers / baking tray, apply oil on all sides.
  6. Once preheated grill the marinated paneer cubes at 210 deg C for 15-18mins until the paneer pieces turn golden brown. Make sure you turn over in between for even grilling.Remove from the skewer and serve hot with hot sweet chutney or tomato sauce.
Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe

The green chillies with garlic and other flavours in the curd gives a very nice flavour to the tikkas. This time I didnt use skewers, I just arranged them in the baking tray and inserted them in toothpick for serving.

Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe

Hot and Sweet Chutney - Ingredients
  • Jaggery - 5 tbsp
  • Water - 4 tbsp
  • Honey - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Chilli flakes - a pinch
  • Tamarind pulp - 3 tbsp(Strained)
  • Salt - a pinch

Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe

Method:
  1. First combine jaggery with water, filter to remove impurities.
  2. Add jaggery water to a pan and heat it. When bubbles start oozing out and starts thickening add the tamarind pulp and allow it to boil for 5-7 mins until the raw smell of tamarind leaves.
  3. Now add honey, chilli powder, chilli flakes and salt...allow it to boil for another 5mins and then switch off.
Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe
My Notes:
  • I used the grill option in my oven which works best for tikkas.
  • You can use any pickle of your choice if you do not have green chilli pickle or use green chilli paste.
  • I dry roasted green chillies for 3-5mins then grinded it to get the green chilli paste.
  • You can use either skewers or arrange it directly on the baking tray itself.
Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe
Serve hot with hot sweet chutney or tomato sauce.....Yummy combination. This chutney was an apt combination.

Paneer Achari Tikka Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

40 comments:

  1. Ohhh Wow!!! This looks so amazing. I loved those cute ramekins. Coordinates very well with the co our of the pander tikka

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  2. looks so good !!! will give a try

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  3. Absolutely yumm :) way toooooooo tempting. Seriously very very tempted. Wish to have one right away. Beautiful pictures as always.

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  4. delicious baked paneer tikka looks wonderful to snack

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  5. I love the different masalas in this one and with the sweet and sour dipping sauce.. yum!

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  6. Same pinch,even i have posted paneer tikka today, achari paneer and chutney both makes me drool..

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  7. Major drooling over here ;p I want this tikka and chutney right now...OMG super yummyyyyy post :)) Keep rocking gal...

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  8. So perfectly done Sharmilee.. I always adore your choice of props.. in this case green and yellow ramekins goes so very well with the color of paneer achari..
    Krithi's Kitchen
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  9. I just made these tikkas last weekend n loved the taste ~ you have made them perfectly n nicely presented too :)
    USMasala

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  10. mmm yummy!..reminds me that i ahvent made anything with paneer in a while!

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  11. tikkas looks tempting and delicious sharmilee !!!!!!

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  12. You tempted me with those pics dear...specially the sauce dipped one...yumm..yumm..

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  13. Very tempting & delicious.....

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  14. Tempting it is!! And the chilly chutney looks so apt for it!

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  15. i am drooling ....pls pass me that plate dear...they are so perfectly prepared and love all the beautiful and tempting clicks.

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  16. Looks so yum.....with that sauce is just delicious

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  17. Lovely presentation and nice clicks as always :).
    Nice one Sharmi.

    Vardhini
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  18. Quiet an appetizing starter, never tried at home!

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  19. Tempting recipe,sure it a wonderful combo,luks yum...clicks are amazing.

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  20. fabulous dear...beautiful clicks too..

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  21. Looks so crisp and yummy. Nice chutney too.

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  22. looks so amazing.. bookmarked this version of marinade... but i have to try with other options as we dont get gud quality paneer here..

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  23. Love anything wid paneer n achaar is my fav flavor

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  24. Of all the tikkas...achari tikka is my fav!! Your version looks scrumptious & absolutely irresistible!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  25. I liked the tikka with sweet chutney. It is tempting me so much.


    Cheers,
    Uma

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  26. what a delicious tikka. Cant resist to try out this yummy delight. Btw, sharmilee enna cooking in progressnnu pottutieenga!!!

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  27. The tikkas looks yum and the presentation is delicious..:) Superb..

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  28. A great snack...I would love to toss them with some greens as an appetizer too. ;-)

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  29. This is way tempting a starter. Would love to bite few right now. Feeling damn hungry after seeing this post :)

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  30. wonderful recipes and clicks dear, very tempting ones dear..

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  31. wow...truly mouth watering...bookmarking it for sure...:-)

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  32. Wow...this looks do tempting n perfectly done..,bookmarking right away...loved it sharmi !!!

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  33. Hey,

    I tried this recipe today and there is only one word to describe it AWESOME !!! Everyone enjoyed it and wanted the recipe. This is my first time on your site and will definitely try more recipes from here. You have amazing recipes and more importantly your pictures and detailed method is really great.

    Doreen

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  34. Hi!
    That's a super recipe!!!!loved the snaps!

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  35. Dear Sharmilee Ji,

    Please tell that for how much time the oven needs to be pre-heated, since I have never used the oven before.

    Is it like pre-heat oven till paneer is marinated for 20 min., then put it off, and place the paneers in side oven then put on grill mode. Also do we no need to turn the paneer for even grilling.
    Please clrify. Thanking you : Sucheta

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    1. No No preheating is just for 10mins, it varies from oven to oven. As per my oven instruction manual, I always preheat it for 10mins for any recipe.

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