We are starting the fourth and final week of BM#52, featuring Kid’s Delight Snacking all the way. As it must be so clear, I love snacks. And when it comes to snacks that I can feed my kids, its only natural it has to be Paneer. I love Paneer too. I am thrilled that my kids love it as well. It kind of makes things easy.
For the day one of Snacking all the way, I made Makhmali Paneer Tikka. I have always enjoyed the creamy Paneer Tikkas when we dine out. I have mostly made Tandoori Paneer Tikka and with so many versions. It was only natural right, given my addiction to Paneer Tikkas.
Anyway I guess there is always place for another Tikka to come on and thats what I did. This Makhmali Paneer Tikka goes for my Kids Delight event
, hosted by Sandhya themed on Snacking all the way.
Before I get on with the recipe, I thought I should share my interesting conversation I had with my twins this afternoon. As I was trying to nap in the afternoon, they both came to give me company and suddenly Peddu asked me what I do as in work. I explained my job and he was trying hard to understand, when Chinnu asked, he thought I was a cooker as I am cooking all the time. I told me that I cook to feed them and not a cooker.
The reason both gave was, since they always see me cooking, and they even know blogs. So next was what my blog was for. Anyway long story short, I realized it was quite tough to explain to kids what one does as their day job, when all they see is something else. And imagine being a cooker. I remember even Konda has asked me if I was a cooker even she was younger.
So being a cooker, this is the best snack I was able to come up with!
Makmali Paneer Tikka
Paneer / Indian Cottage Cheese – 15 pieces
For The Curd Marinade
Bread slice – 3 nos
Hung Curds – 1/3 cup
Oil – 1 tbsp
Ground black pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder – 1 /2 tsp
Cashewnuts – 1/2 cup
Turmeric powder a pinch
Salt to taste
How to make the Makhmali Paneer Tikka
For the Marinade
Pulse the bread slices in a dry mixer till you get fine powder.
Take the bread crumbs in a bowl, add the hung curds, salt, garam masala, cumin powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder. Mix well together.
Add the paneer cubes and mix well. Keep refrigerated till use.
To make the Tikkas
Heat a non stick pan with oil, heat the marinated paneer cubes on both sides till done. Remove once done.
Cube tomatoes, onions as smaller pieces.
Thread the roasted paneer along with alternate onions and tomatoes. Cook on hot pan along with the skewer.
Sprinkle oil over the roasted paneer, and roast on direct flame till it browns on all sides.
Serve hot with mint chutney
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