Tandoori Tikkas

BM # 13   Day 4

Tell me one person who is not fond of Tikkas..well for non vegetarians this is a true treat,but I guess the vegetarian tikkas too  are a hot favorite with all.Every winters we must have a barbeque party, infact two three parties.One party is when the girls come,then my son calls his friends ..my neice too has to invite her friends..so..friends wait for cold winters when they sit in the garden with some bonfire and enjoy these Tikkas.

Tikka marinade is very important .The basic marinade for an Indian Tandoori Tikka is more or less the same.A few ingredients here and there ..thats it.Today I shall share with you four tikkas…Paneer,Aaloo,Mushroom and Ghobhi.



Paneer
500gms.......... paneer cut into big rectangles or squares
1cup................ hung curd
1tsp................. kasoori methi
1tsp................. chaat masala
1/2tsp.............. turmeric pwd
2tsp................. red chilly pwd
1tsp................. garam masala
1tbsp ...............ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
Whisk all ingredients with the hung curd.
Add paneer pieces.
Let rest for at least 2hours.


Potato /Aaloo
500 gms........... potatoes
For these tikkas make sure the potatoes are even sized  if using whole.If the potatoes are big then cut them into even sized halves.
Peel the potatoes.
Boil them with salt and pinch of garam masala.
(they should be firm )
1cup................. hung curd
1tsp.................. chaat masala
1tsp ..................garam masala
¼ cup ...............dry red chillies
(soak in hot water)
2tbsp................ garlic
1tbsp................ ginger paste
Salt to taste
Pinch tandoori color(optional)
Make a paste of red chillies and garlic.
Add all the ingredients to the hung curd.
Whisk well.
Add boiled potatoes.
Let stand for 2 hours.



Mushrooms
500 gms............... fresh mushrooms(choose the big ones please)
Clean and boil these with salt and a few drops of lemon juice
To be made into a paste
 4 .........................green chillies
¼ cup................. mint leaves
A small bunch coriander leaves
2tbsp.................. garlic
1small piece..... ginger
1tsp..................... lemon juice
Other ingredients
½ cup.................. hung curd
1tsp .....................kasoori methi
Salt to taste.
Whisk the hung curd with ground paste and rest of the ingredients.
Add mushrooms.
Let stand for 2 hours.


Cauliflower
500 gms.............. caulifower
Buy cauliflower with big flowerets and separate these keeping the stem intact.
Boil the flowerets with salt,turmeric and garam masala.
Make sure the flowers are firm,but 75% cooked.
1cup..................... hung curd
½ tsp.................... turmeric pwd
2tsp...................... red chilly pwd
1tsp...................... chaat masala
1tsp...................... garam masala
½ tsp.................... carom seeds /ajwain
1tsp...................... kasoori methi
Salt to taste
Wish in all the ingredints with hung curd.
Add cauliflower.
Let stand for 2 hours.


Tandoori  salad
Onions
Capsicum…red/green/yellow
Tomato(remove pulp)
Cabbage
These have to be juilline cut.
Mix all add chaat masala and lemon juice.
(this should be added just before serving)

Mint chutney
½ cup.............. mint leaves
½ tsp............... chaat masala
6........................green chillies
1 cup ...............curd salt to taste
Blend in a mixer.



At the time of serving
Onion ,tomatoes and capsicum cut into big cubes  can be added to any of these marinades .
Thread the tikkas into thin skrewers along with a combination of onions, tomatoes and capsicums.
Roast on the grill .
Drizzle some oil on the tikkas while they are being roasted.
Serve hot with salad and chutney.


Well….finally I am done ,this surely is a long post!!..enjoy these hot tikkas!!


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