Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Scroll down to laugh or say Ohhh!Very funny incident happened while making this one. I wanted to make 100% microwave cooking with paneer. I got a recipe from LG microwave cooking book(I got it when I brought my microwave, 3 years back). The recipe was Hariyali Paneer Tikka.I kept in my draft and was planning to go to the shop to get Paneer. The same day I saw this recipe! It tempted me to prepare it the same day. But it was oven grilled dish. I thought let me use the ingredients at least.
Immediately I went to the shop and brought paneer.
Read the ingredients, the steps and the procedure:
Paneer - 500 gm (cut into big cubes)
Capsicum - 1 big, diced
Tomato - 1 big, cubed
Onion - 1 big, cubed
Hung curd - 1 cup( I used normal curds)
Ground mint leaves - 1 tbsp
Fresh Coriander leaves (ground) - 1 tbsp
Green chillies -1, finely chopped (I reduced it to one, in LG Book, they have given 4)
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp(my addition, it was not there in LG recipe)
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp(I used MTR)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Gram flour - 1 tbsp (My addition)
Mix all the ingredients for Marinade in a Microwave safe big and wide bowl. (I had the plastic one which was given by LG People with the M/W.)
Marinate it for 2 hours at least.
Now the real fun started.
(As per the LG recipe, we need to place the marinated cubes and vegetables in a M/W safe dish on the high rack and grill for 15 - 20 minutes, till golder brown all the sides)
I transfered the marinated cubes and vegetables in to another safe bowl and kept it on high rack and chose " Grill" and kept for 15 minutes. Nothing happened. So I thought I will try with "combo grill". I pressed the option and kept for 15 minutes.
Aftet 5 minutes, what I can see!! The bowl is melting!!! I offed the M/W immediately and took the bowl out. I burnt my finger without realizing it was hot. I transfered the ingredients in to another bowl.
See in the photo what happened to my bowl, in which I used make many things :-(
My dosa pan came to my rescue. I arranged the cubes in to wooden skewers and kept ready.
I made the pan very hot, brushed some oil on it, and kept the skewers. After few minutes I brushed the cubes with oil and turned upside down. Repeated the process till they were golden brown all the sides.
Paneer tikka was ready to eat.My daughter who does not like paneer so much, she asked me to make again for the dinner :-)
Very easy and yummy tikka without oven, without grill and without without tandoor!!!
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