Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe

Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe is an interesting twist to the favorite starter in most of the North Indian Restaurants, “Tandoori Paneer”. This Tandoor baked starter with its succulent and spicy feel, dipped in Green Chutney is the most sought after snack in any function too. Though traditionally paneer is cooked on the tandoor, at home we can recreate this delicious dish by cooking/frying them over the stove top or grill.  Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese), Oil, Red Chilli powder, Coriander Powder (Dhania), Turmeric powder (Haldi), Lemon juice, Salt, Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves), Mint Leaves (Pudina), Green Chillies, Garlic, Ginger, Onion, Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)   500 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , cut into large cubes 1 tablespoon Oil 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania) 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 1/2 teaspoon Lemon juice Salt , to taste Ground paste (for marination) 1/2 cup Methi Leaves (Fenugreek Leaves) 1/2 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina) 2 Green Chillies 2 cloves Garlic 1/2 inch Ginger 1 Onion For garnish 1/2 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)     180   20     To prepare Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki Recipe, prep all the ingredients mentioned. In a mixer, grind all the ingredients given under ‘For ground paste’  to a smooth paste without adding any water and transfer it to a large bowl.Add lemon juice, salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and 1 teaspoon of oil to the mixture and mix well.Add the paneer cubes to the above mixture, mix well, cover the bowl with a cling film or a lid and let it marinate for at least 3 hours.Heat a grill pan (you can use a regular pan also) with oil and fry this marinated paneer over low to medium flame till they are crisp and browned on all sides.Remove the paneer and sprinkle hand crushed Kasuri methi on top. Sprinkle chaat masala if you like, just before serving.Serve Grilled Paneer Methi Tikki along with Green Chutney as a appetizer along with a party meal of Amritsari Gobi Matar, Gajar Pulao and Gur Paare.