Hariyali Paneer Tikka

Let us call this a BBQ style Tikka!


Cubes of Cottage Cheese marinated with cilantro, mint along with yoghurt (dahi) and spices on top, this is a foodie’ dream. This Hariyali Paneer Tikka is a great vegetarian option for summer grilling and BBQ parties!  


If you are looking for great vegetarian appetisers for your summer grilling party, then don’t look for any other options , this Hariyali Paneer Tikka is a MUST-HAVE menu snack !
Scrumptious cubes of cottage cheese marinated to perfection with creamy yoghurt, spices & a paste made with cilantro & mint, this treat is undoubtedly a favourite of all. This is best enjoyed with a squeeze of lemon and the addition of some chutney on the side amplifies its flavour altogether.


Why its name is Hariyali Paneer Tikka

Hariyali literal meaning is greenery in hindi. So the marination of this tikka is done with cilantro & mint thus giving it that green colour. For a brighter colour, you can also add some spinach leaves .

The process of this tikka is the same as classic paneer tikka, what makes this different is the taste and look.

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  1. Yellow Thai Curry Paneer Tikka
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  3. Blueberry and Rose Rasmalai

  Suggested cookware for the recipe 


Step by step guide to make Hariyali Paneer Tikka

1)In a bowl add fresh coriander, mint, green chilli, ginger, kasoori methi and blend them all into a fine paste. Also add a few drops of water for grinding.Marinated Paneer


2) To the blended masala, add 2 tbsp finely grated cashew nuts and 1 cup curd and mix it all properly to get a green marinade. Add salt and pepper to the masala.


3) Cut the paneer into cubes and add it to the masala, coat it on all sides and let it rest for 15-20 mins. Don’t put more pressure on paneer cubes otherwise they will break. Haryali Paneer Tikka


4) In a non-stick grill pan, apply some desi ghee and when that heats up, put the paneer cubes on skewers. Grill the paneer skewers till nicely charred or until they have some grill marks on them.Panner Tikka Masala


5) Microwave the paneer for 30 seconds before serving so that it heats up till the middle.Hariyali Paneer Tikka


6) Juice one lemon on freshly grilled tikka and serve hot with some chutney and pickled onions.Panner Tikka


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