Pineapple stuffed paneer tikka | Grilled Paneer Tikka

Stuffed Paneer Tikka – cubes of paneer (cottage cheese) stuffed with pineapple mixture, marinated in spiced yogurt mix along with cubes of mixed peppers, onions and cherry tomatos, skewered and grilled till brown.

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Traditionally known as tandoori paneer tikka, as cubes of paneer and vegetables are cooked in tandoor which lends smoky flavour. It is one of the most favourite and preferred appetiser in party.  Here I have a cooked marinated paneer on grill pan.

Pineapple stuffed paneer tikka is a delightful dish bursting with many flavours  that anyone can enjoy. Perfect blend of spices and pineapple filling offers a simple but taste packed dish. These are perfect for making ahead as the longer you marinate the cottage cheese and vegetables, the flavours will be more intense. This appetiser goes well with yogurt mint sauce, green chutney or sweet tamarind chutney. Try this recipe for your next get together party and relish this delicacy.

Here is the step by step pictorial description and video of the recipe.

Ingredients for Stuffing:

1 cup = 240ml

Oil: 1/2 tbsp

Pineapple: 1/3 cup

Ginger garlic paste: 1/4 tsp

Chilli Powder: 1/4 tsp

Garam Masala: 1/4 tsp

Salt: a pinch

Instructions:

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.

Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute or until raw aroma vanishes.

Now add finely chopped pineapple, chilli powder, garam masala, salt and sauté well.

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Cook until pineapple softens, it takes around 2-3 minutes and turn off the heat.

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Ingredients for marinade:

Greek Yogurt: 1 cup

Tandoori Masala: 2 tsp

Chilli Powder: 2 tsp

Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp

Ginger Garlic paste: 1/2 tsp

Carom Seeds: 1/2 tsp

Kasoori Methi (Dry fenugreek leaves): 1 tsp

Coriander: 1 tbsp

Lemon Juice: 1/2 lime

Salt: as required

Instructions:

For marinade, In a wide bowl add yogurt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, tandoori masala, salt, crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves), carom seeds, ginger garlic paste.

Squeeze lemon juice and mix until all the spices blends well with yogurt and keep aside.

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Ingredients required to marinate and grill:

Paneer cubes: 8 (2inch x 2 inch)

Onion: 1/4 cup, cut into cubes

Mixed Peppers: 1/3 cup

Cherry Tomato: 4

Oil: To grease the grill

Chat Masala: a pinch

Instructions:

Cut paneer into about 2 inch x 2 inch squares, cut onions and mixed peppers into cubes.

Slit the paneer horizontally almost 3/4 of the way down to accommodate stuffing.

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Now place 1/2 teaspoon of pineapple mixture in the slit of each slice of paneer spreading evenly.

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Add stuffed paneer, cubes of onions, mixed peppers and cherry tomatoes.

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Mix gently to coat the paneer and vegetables, let it sit for at least 2 hours.

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1st method:

Preheat grill, grease it with oil.

Grill marinated vegetables and stuffed paneer  for 3-4 minutes or until cooked to your liking.

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Now carefully flip them and cook other side for 3-4 minutes or until well done.

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Turn off the heat and remove cooked paneer and vegatables from grill.

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2nd method:

Brush skewers with oil and thread onion, pepper, paneer cubes alternatively on skewers and cook under hot grill for 10-12 minutes or until paneer turns light golden.

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Sprinkle chaat masala and serve hot and scrumptious stuffed paneer tikka with yogurt and mint sauce or green chutney or sweet tamarind sauce.

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Recipe Notes:

If you do not have oven or grill, use non stick tava. Heat oil on tava and shallow fry skewered paneer and vegetables until well done.

Longer the marination, better the taste. Marinate paneer and vegetables for at least 2 hours so that the flavours gets infused in paneer and vegetables. If you plan to prepare tikka, wrap the bowl with cling film and refrigerate to marinate overnight.

Do not over cook paneer, as they tend to become dry, hard and rubbery. The paneer must be well cooked and soft.

You may use left over marinade to prepare paneer tikka masala.

You may add less salt in marinade as the pineapple stuffing has salt in it as well.

You may use vegetables of your choice like mushrooms, baby corn, broccoli, zucchini.

Replace greek yogurt with hung yogurt if you have enough time to prepare it.

Adjust spices as per your preference.

If you like this tasty appetiser recipe, you might also like appetisers like Bread Vada, Potato 65, Masala Corn.

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Pineapple stuffed paneer tikka | Grilled Paneer Tikka

Stuffed Paneer Tikka, cubes of paneer (cottage cheese) stuffed with pineapple mixture, marinated in spiced yogurt mix along with cubes of mixed peppers, onions and cherry tomatos, skewered and grilled till brown.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Marinating Time2 hrs
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3

Ingredients

Gluten Free, Nut Free

    1 cup = 240ml

      For stuffing

      • 1/2 tsp Oil
      • 1/3 cup Pineapple finely chopped
      • 1/4 tsp Ginger garlic paste
      • 1/4 tsp Chilli Powder
      • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala
      • Salt a pinch

      For Marinade

      • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
      • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
      • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
      • 2 tsp Tandoori Masala
      • 1/2 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
      • 1/2 tsp Carom Seeds
      • 1 tsp Kasoori Methi (Dry fenugreek leaves) crushed/powdered
      • 1 tsp Coriander
      • Lemon Juice 1/2 lime
      • Salt as required

      Ingredients to marinate and grill

      • 8 Paneer cubes (2inch x 2 inch)
      • 1/4 cup Onion cut into cubes
      • 1/3 cup Mixed Peppers cut into cubes
      • 4 Cherry Tomatoes each cut into half
      • Oil to grease the grill
      • Chaat Masala a pinch

      Instructions

      • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.
      • Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for a minute or until raw aroma vanishes.
      • Now add finely chopped pineapple, chilli powder, garam masala, salt and sauté well.
      • Cook until pineapple softens, it takes around 2-3 minutes and turn off the heat.
      • For marinade, In a wide bowl add yogurt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, tandoori masala, salt, crushed kasuri methi (dry fenugreek leaves), carom seeds, ginger garlic paste.
      • Squeeze lemon juice and mix until all the spices blends well with yogurt and keep aside.
      • Cut paneer into about 2 inch x 2 inch squares, cut onions and mixed peppers into cubes.
      • Slit the paneer horizontally almost 3/4 of the way down to accommodate stuffing.
      • Now place 1/2 teaspoon of pineapple mixture in the slit of each slice of paneer spreading evenly.
      • Add stuffed paneer, cubes of onions, mixed peppers and cherry tomatoes.
      • Mix gently to coat the paneer and vegetables, let it sit for at least 2 hours.

      1st Method

      • Heat the grill, grease it with oil.
      • Place marinated vegetables and stuffed paneer and grill for 3-4 minutes or until well done.
      • Now carefully flip them and grill other side for 3-4 minutes or until paneer turns light golden and onions are soft.
      • Turn off the heat and remove cooked paneer and vegatables from grill.

      2nd Method

      • Brush skewers with oil and thread onion, pepper, paneer cubes alternatively on skewers and skewers under hot grill for 10-12 minutes or until paneer turns light golden.
      • Sprinkle chaat masala and serve hot and scrumptious stuffed paneer tikka with yogurt and mint sauce or green chutney or sweet tamarind sauce.

      Video

      Notes

      If you do not have oven or grill, use non stick tava. Heat oil on tava and shallow fry skewered paneer and vegetables until well done. 
      Longer the marination, better the taste. Marinate paneer and vegetables for at least 2 hours so that the flavours gets infused in paneer and vegetables. If you plan to prepare tikka, wrap the bowl with cling film and refrigerate to marinate overnight.
      Do not over cook paneer, as they tend to become dry, hard and rubbery. The paneer must be well cooked and soft.
      You may use left over marinade to prepare paneer tikka masala.
      You may add less salt in marinade as the pineapple stuffing has salt in it as well.
      You may use vegetables of your choice like mushrooms, baby corn, broccoli, zucchini.
      Replace greek yogurt with hung yogurt if you have enough time to prepare it.
      Adjust spices as per your preference.
       

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