Paneer tikka is my kid’s favorite starter. This recipe uses sour cream / hung curd and other spices as marinade. I have made this few times now in oven and sometimes I make in tawa too.. I got this recipe from a cookery show in Discovery Travel and Living.. Its sounded very simple yet very delicious paneer tikkas. The spiciness level of this recipe is mild. Perfect to make for a party as starter,oven method makes it simple,when you make in bulk and also the pre-preparation can be very well done and kept in advance for this recipe..The chef in the show added only yellow chilli powder(yes,you heard it right,its yellow!!),black pepper and ajwain along with cream. But I have just added few more according to my taste..
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Once done,again brush them with oil (optional) and serve hot with green chutney and sprinkle some chaat masala and lemon juice over the paneer tikka and enjoy!
USING THE GRILL OPTION IN OVEN
In case you have grill option in oven,you need not set the temperature. Just choose the grill option and start the oven, with the grilling pan/pan inside it,it will start preheating and once done it will give a beep,then arrange the paneer in the pan and just set the time for 13-15 minutes. Your paneer tikka is ready.
USING MICROWAVE/GRILL COMBINATION OPTION IN THE OVEN
If you are using this option,you need to be careful with the vessel you use for baking,you have to use only the vessel/tray meant for it. You cannot use aluminium foil as its combination mode of microwave too. So choose the tray and choose the right option. My oven has 4 options in this combination mode, to choose for different kind/types of food. So you have to check yours for what has to be chosen. I have not personally tried this option still. In this option also the oven has its default setting for temperature. So just have to set the time.