Paneer Tikkas.

 Karwachauth. A day of celebrating love. A day of praying for your loved husband. A day meant for the married women.
Usually , we all love whatever form we it chicken, mushroom or the ever fave in vegeterian option..paneer or cottage cheese.
Given that I was fasting even without having a drop of water, I decided to do an easy, quick yet absolutely delicious paneer tikka...

These are very very versatile and ever popular..and needless to say P n me have had them often enough and loved them everytime.
This time though, given the special day, I added a simple special "S" touch to these tikkas ..
Result : Melt in your mouth soft, fragrant and amazingly flavoursome paneer tikkas...that made its way straight into P's heart.. :)
What more can two starving people want?
Nothing. Nada. Zilch.

Make this, as a Diwali snacking ever popular dish with vegetrians and non vegetarians alike, this one is a must on any party list.


To Be Mixed Into A Marinade (Very important .)
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp roasted and ground cumin seeds (jeera)
3/4 cup fresh curds (dahi)
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1/2 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp black peppercorns (kalimirch) powder
1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) powder
3/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/3 cup besan (bengal gram flour)
1 tsp oil
salt to taste
a few strands saffron (kesar) strands , dissolved in 1 tbsp milk

Other Ingredients:
12 paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 50 mm. (2”) cubes... or cut into heart shape using a cookie cutter for a special S touch <3
1 tbsp oil for cooking
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)



Combine the paneer and marinade in a bowl, toss gently and keep aside to marinate for atleast ½ hour. 
Preheat oven to 180deg. 
Put a little oil on a baking dish.. and layer the paneer pieces on it... 
Grill for 15 minutes till cooked.. 
Serve immediately sprinkled with chaat masala and coriander..
Serve hot with some coriander mint oil....and waltz your way into his heart,
S :)