Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade | How to make Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade

By Poonam Bachhav  |  30th May 2017  |  
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Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinadeby Poonam Bachhav
  • Prep Time

    30

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  • Cook Time

    12

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    4

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About Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade Recipe

Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka or hariyali paneer tikka is a popular and flavorful Indian starter dish. In this a green marinade made from hung curd, fresh coriander and mint leaves and spices is used to coat the cottage cheese chunks and veggies and thereafter grilled. Hara Paneer Tikka is served hot seasoned with lime juice and chaat masala and usually accompanied with a mint chutney and salad.

Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade is one dish which makes its accompaniments tastier. With the right mix of flavours, Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade has always been everyone's favourite. This recipe by Poonam Bachhav is the perfect one to try at home for your family. The Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade recipe is very simple and can be made in restaurant style using these ingredients. The time taken while preparing Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade is 30 minutes and the time taken for cooking is 12 minutes. This is recipe of Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade is perfect to serve 4 people. Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade is just the appropriate option to prepare when you have a get together or party at home. Be it kids or grownups, everyone just absolutely love Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade. So do try it next time and share your experience of cooking Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade by commenting on this page below!

Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade

Ingredients to make Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade

  • 500 grams Indian Cottage Chesse / paneer , cut into 10 cm cubes (I have used homemade paneer)
  • 1 medium Green pepper, cut into 10 cm cubes
  • 1 medium Red pepper, cut into 10 cm cubes
  • 1 medium Yellow pepper, cut into 10 cm cubes
  • 1 Large red onion , cut into 10 cm cubes.
  • For the Marinade 3 tbsp. Hung curd (Tie ½ cup curd in a muslin cloth and hang for 1-2 hours)
  • 50 grams fresh coriander
  • 50 grams fresh mint leaves
  • 1 green chilly
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • ½ inch ginger root
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp Dry mango powder / Amchur Powder
  • salt to taste
  • Other Ingredients: Melted butter for basting
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon Juice
  • Chaat masala

How to make Hara Bhara Paneer Tikka / Indian Cottage Cheese in Green Marinade

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes if using an oven. I have used a convection microwave with a grill option, where temperature is already set by default so no preheating needed in this case.
  2. Put 3-4 wooden skewers in water and leave them to soak. In a blender jar take coriander and mint leaves, green chili, garlic cloves and ginger and make a smooth paste using little water. Our green paste is ready.
  3. For the Marinade, in a large mixing bowl , take hung curd . To it add the green paste, cumin coriander powder , dry mango powder , red chili powder and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  4. Add the paneer cubes along with bell pepper and red onion cubes. Mix well and marinate for at least 1-2 hours. If you have time you can marinate even longer. The more you marinate the paneer becomes more flavorful.
  5. When ready to cook, grease the skewers and baking sheet. Thread the paneer and vegetables alternatively onto the skewers.
  6. In case you are using a grill option in a convection microwave, select the grill option. Keep the skewers on a greased plate onto the high rack and grill for 8-10 minutes.
  7. Turn the skewer midway and brush with melted butter to assure the paneer and veggies do not dry up.
  8. We are looking for paneer which is soft , coated with marinade and charred around the edges. Do not overcook the paneer as it might turn rubbery.
  9. Sprinkle the lemon juice and chaat masala and serve the hara bhara paneer tikka with mint chutney and salad and enjoy !

My Tip:

To make the paneer tikka in oven , place the skewers on a baking sheet in the preheated oven at 180 degree Celsius and bake for 20-25 minutes. If you do not have an oven or microwave, you can use a greased tava and keep the skewered paneer onto it and cook on a medium flame for 10-12 minutes. In all the cases turn the skewer midway and brush with melted butter to assure the paneer and veggies do not dry up.For those who intend to use a tava, can add 1-2 tsp of chick pea flour to the marinade to ensure the paneer does not stick to the tava.

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