Pudina Paneer Tikka

A protein packed yummy appetizer with very few ingredients, low-carb friendly and easy to make. This can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age. Best party starter and great for camping too, marinate and store it in a cool box for grilling later. This is also good for lunch box. It can also be used in sandwiches or put it in roti or totilla to make a wrap. A sandwich/wrap of this kind accompanied with a salad will make a complete meal.

You can use air fryer, oven, tawa, or grill to make this recipe. Here I am making the recipe using tawa and air fryer.

How to make Pudina Paneer Tikka

PREP TIME: 5 MINS  COOK TIME: 13-15 MINS  TOTAL TIME:  20 MINS  COURSE: APPETIZER/STARTER   CUISINE: INDIAN SERVINGS: 3

Ingredients

  • Paneer Cubes – 15-20
  • Mint – handful
  • Cilantro – handful
  • Green chilles – 7-8 (adjust to taste)
  • Jeera/cumin – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ginger – ½ inch
  • Cornstarch – 3-4 tsp
  • Lemon – 2 tsp
  • Oil – 5 tsp

Instructions

  1. Add mint, cilantro, green chilles, ginger, jeera and salt to a blender to make a fine paste.
  2. Transfer the paste into a bowl. Add lemon juice, cornstarch and oil, and give it a good mix.
  3. Now add paneer cubes and mix gently and let the mixture coat paneer cubes evenly.
  4. Arrange the paneer cubes in air fryer and set it to 375 Fahrenheit for 7 to 8 mins.
  5. Flip the paneer cubes and let them cook for another 5 mins. (This can also be done on a grill or tawa or oven. Times may vary for these methods).
  6. Keep checking and tossing in between if needed.
  7. Serve hot or at room temparature.

Pudina Paneer Tikka – step by step photo instructions

  1. Add mint, cilantro, green chilles, ginger, jeera and salt to a blender to make a fine paste.

2. Transfer the paste into a bowl. Add lemon juice, cornstarch and oil, and give it a good mix. Now add paneer cubes and mix gently and let the mixture coat paneer cubes evenly.

3. Arrange the paneer cubes in air fryer and set it to 375 Fahrenheit for 7 to 8 mins.

4. Flip the paneer cubes and let them cook for another 5 mins. (This can also be done on a grill or tawa or oven. Time varies for these methods). Keep checking and tossing in between if needed.

5. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Variations

  1. Can also marinate bell pepper and onion cut into cubes and tomato rounds also along with paneer.
  2. Placing these paneer cubes between 2 bread slices for a sandwich, or put it inside a roti or tortilla as a wrap to make it a complete meal.

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