Achari Paneer tikka is a spicy and popular Punjabi appetizer. Paneer cubes are marinated in spicy pickle masala and oven baked to perfection. Totally a delicious and flavorful party appetizer. Achar means pickle and its the blend of these aromatic spices that makes this paneer tikka so special and fragrant. No achar masala – follow the recipe below, and ground it to a fine paste.
Using frozen paneer- dip it in hot water to soften it before marinating it. As mentioned below this recipe requires just 3 hours of marination but if you have enough time on hand leave it overnight. If using wooden skewers make sure they are dipped in water for at least 2 hours before grilling them. Paneer tikka can be grilled in the oven and over the stove. Follow this recipe on HOW TO GRILL PANEER TIKKA WITHOUT OVEN.
While in the oven keep turning and basting them with butter. Oven temperature may vary so keep a close watch on these tikkas. Mine were ready in 15 minutes. Kid’s friendly and a scrumptious appetizer. Preparing for a large group, make it in advance, cover and wrap with aluminium foil. Just before serving warm it in the microwave and serve hot with green chutney and vinegar onion.