Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Recipe Of The Day: Paneer Ke Tinke (Sanjeev Kapoor)

Recipe Of The Day

Recipe Of The Day: Paneer Ke Tinke (Sanjeev Kapoor)

PANEER KE TINKE

Cottage cheese and cubes of bell pepper marinated in a paste of yoghurt and spices,skewered and grilled.

Preparation Time : 20-30 minutes

Cooking Time : 10 minutes

Ingredients

Cottage cheese (paneer), 1 inch pieces

300 grams

Red capsicums, seeded, 1 inch pieces

2 medium

Green capsicums, seeded, 1 inch pieces

2 medium

Onions, 1 inch pieces

2 medium

Satay sticks

12

Oil

1 teaspoon + to shallow fry

FOR MARINADE

Gram flour (besan)

4 tablespoons

Hung yogurt

2 tablespoons

Roasted cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon

Black peppercorns, crushed

3-4

Dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi), crushed

1/2 teaspoon

Turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

Garam masala powder

1/2 teaspoon

Lemon juice

5 teaspoons

Salt

to taste

Saffron (kesar) , optional

a few strands

TO SERVE

Mint chutney

as required

Method

Heat one teaspoon oil in a pan and roast gramflour on low heat till fragrant

Transfer it into a bowl. Add yogurt, roasted cumin powder, crushed black peppercorns, kasoori methi, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, lemon juice, salt and saffron (if using) and mix well. Add the paneer pieces and toss gently and set aside to marinate for ten to fifteen minutes.

Take satay sticks. Arrange marinated ingredients in the following order: onion, paneer, green capsicum, red capsicum, paneer, onion. Repeat for the other sticks.

Heat a shallow pan, drizzle some oil and place the satay sticks on it. Cook turning the satay sticks from time to time so that the paneer pieces are cooked with even colour.

Serve hot with mint chutney.


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