Friday, July 10, 2009

Its Barbie time!

When the weather is good, why not try & make the most of it by firing up the barbecue?
BBQ are great fun and ideal for low fat cooking – it encourages the fat to drip away from the food. Even the simple ingredients can be transformed into tasty and interesting dishes. You can make varieties ranging from fish steaks and kebabs to roasted veggies & fruit desserts.
Just a note to be careful & make sure that the food is thoroughly cooked and don’t put yourself at risk near the hot equipment.
Try popping something on the Barbie or under the grill. Last weekend we tried Paneer tikka and it was a sizzling success. So thought of sharing it with everyone :)!

Paneer – 500g (cut into pieces)
Capsicum – 1 Big, diced
Tomato – 1 Big, diced
Onion- 1 Big, diced

For marinade
1Cup-hung curd
1tbsp ground mint leaves
1tbsp ground cilantro
4 green chillies paste
1tsp lemon juice
2tbsp garlic paste
½ tsp garam masala
½ tsp turmeric powder
1tsp chat masala powder
1tbsp butter/oil
1medium cucumber
Salt to taste


  • Cut the Paneer and vegetables into big pieces.
  • Grind all the ingredients of the marinade together and mix it with the paneer and vegetables and refrigerate for a minimum of 30min.
  • Pre heat the oven for 200deg.
  • Pierce the paneer along with vegetables to a skewer and place them in the oven.
    Reposition the marinated paneer and vegetables frequently and brush with oil and grill for 30min or till golden brown in colour on all sides.

Paneer tikka is ready to be served with cucumber-tomato salad and green chutney.

Have a sizzling weekend!!!

This dish has been submitted in Durga Pooja Food Festival which you can reach by clicking here


  1. Wow! Simple and inviting! The green and red dot borders make it look all the more great :) I remember to have done this in Chennai once in microwave, as we didn't have oven then..

  2. Thanks Archana! Yep it tastes equally good in a MW too

  3. Dear rashmi mouth watering u have developed very good habit 2 spend your valuble time i am PROUD OF U KEEP IT UP WE HOPE u will be preparing at least some of new dishes out of ur blogge ABHI RUCHI however it was nice to go through it. LOVE Dad.

  4. Dear MSS Rao,

    Your comments are valuable for us, thanks for all your appreciation :)

  5. It's so tempting....mouthwatering ..reading the ingredients list itself making me hungry....

  6. i just love this too much :)..


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