Friday, June 26, 2009

Paneer Tikka Rolls




Tikka is one of my favourites. I have tried tikkas made with chicken, fish as well as Paneer and love all of those. Originated from Punjab, India; the meaning of Tikka in Punjabi language is bits or pieces. The ingredients for Tikka are cut into squares or bite sized pieces, passed through skewers and traditionally barbequed on red hot coal.


Tikka is a marinade prepared with spices and curd/yoghurt. The marinated ingredients are kept aside for at least 3 hours or left overnight so that the marinade gets completely adhered. This is later grilled along with some veggies. Here I have explained the stir fried method of preparation.


I decided to make Paneer Tikka rolls when I ran out of options to pack something convenient to be had for lunch, at the same time should be quite filling as well. I had few left over veggies in the refrigerator which had to be used quickly and I incorporated these along with paneer. You may use tortillas for enclosing the filling. Here I have used home made whole wheat Chapatis which made it even more nutritious. Also I have included the recipe for Chapati which many of you know already but thought of writing it down to help those readers who aren't familiar with Chapatis.

Ingredients for Chapati:
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Hot water(I used boiling water)

Method:
  • In a large pan/bowl mix flour, salt and oil well.
  • Add boiling water slowly and keep mixing until you are able to form a smooth non sticky dough.
  • Knead the dough for few minutes.
  • Keep it aside, covered, for half an hour.
  • Divide the dough into lemon sized balls.
  • Spread each ball with a rolling pin into thin circles adding sufficient flour during the rolling process to prevent the dough from sticking..
  • Heat a pan over medium heat.
  • Grease the pan with little oil, place one chapati and cook for few seconds on one side until it starts to puff up.
  • Flip over to the other side and continue this process until both sides have golden brown spots.
  • Remove from pan, keep it covered and proceed with the remaining chapatis.
Ingredients for Paneer Tikka:
Paneer - 10 oz (283 g) cut into squares
3/4 of white onion chopped into squares
Green bell pepper(Capsicum)- 1 chopped into squares
Snow peas - 10 chopped
Asparagus - 3 chopped
Mushrooms - 5 oz(140 g) chopped
Butter/Oil for greasing the pan
For marinade:(Adjust each according to your taste)
Chilly powder - 1 heaped tsp
Juice of 3/4 th lemon
Salt to taste
Ginger garlic paste - 1.5 tsp
Garam masala - 1.5 tsp
Kasoori methi(dried fenugreek leaves) - 1.5 tsp
Hung curd/yoghurt - 3 tsp
Red food colour
Final sprinkling:(Optional)
Chaat masala
Lemon juice

Method:
  • In a small bowl mix the ingredients mentioned under marinade well.
  • Marinate paneer and veggies with the prepared marinade separately.
  • Keep the marinated ingredients for at least 3 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Heat a pan at high heat, grease with enough butter/oil and add the paneer pieces.
  • Stir fry till the outer layer has sealed well.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high and stir fry till the pieces turn golden brown.
  • Remove from pan and keep aside.
  • Now follow the same procedure for stir frying veggies until it has a grilled appearance.
  • Now add the cooked paneer pieces, mix everything well and remove from heat.
  • You may sprinkle with chaat masala and few drops of lemon juice. Those who do not like the lemony flavour may skip this step.
Final assembling:
  • Divide the filling into equal portions according to the number of Chapatis you have made.
  • Take a chapati, place a portion of filling in the middle and start rolling tightly from end to enclose the filling.
  • If the final rolled end of the chapati doesn't stay in place you may use a toothpick to pin it down.

This goes to AFAM-Bell Peppers hosted by Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes & started by Maheswari.



Pooja.

Other Vegetarian Recipes:

Palak PaneerMushroom CurryPotato StewChole Paneer MasalaLobia Mushroom CurryKerala Kadala CurryIshtuPaneer Mushroom Masala

81 comments:

Jenn said...

I love paneer. It's been a while since I've had some actually. This is really making me hungry right now. =)

Padma said...

Yummy paneer tikkas and the rolls Pooja... will try your method to marinade and stir fry.... looks great and perfect entries :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Jenn :) Do give it a try some time. You would love it!

Pooja said...

Thanks Padma :) And do let me know your verdict too!

doggybloggy said...

I absolutely love paneer - I could eat several of these beautiful rolls...

Pooja said...

Thanks DB :) Any dish with Paneer is my favourite too!

Sailaja said...

interesting...must try

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! looks soo tempting cool recipe thank u for sharing :)

Pooja said...

Do give it a try some time Ms.Sailaja :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Mangala :)

Gita said...

Wow..such a yummy dish Pooja...looks lovely and colorful :)

Sweta said...

There was this Bengali guy who made great rolls back in b'lore-I haven't made them myself. Should try it out-looks easy :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummy paneer rolls... Have to try it...

Varsha Vipins said...

Those paneer peices look fiery yum Pooja..:)

Pooja said...

Thanks Gita :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sweta :) Yes its very easy to make and effortless too! Perfect for lunch/dinner when you dont feel like having the usual curries.

Pooja said...

Thanks HCOF :) And do let me know how it turns out :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Varsha :) Marinating n stir frying really makes it delicious :)

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the idea of serving tikka in a roll with paneer! Delicious!

VineelaSiva said...

Paneer tikka roll looks colourful and tempting.Nice roll .

Prathibha said...

Love paneer in anything dear..
Those chunks of paneer are looking yummy...Loved those rolls..

Vibaas said...

oooh that looks spicy and yum!

ganga said...

very interesting recipie

Sushma Mallya said...

Paneer wrap looks absolutely yummy ...and the photo has come out very well... feel like just having one of those wraps at the moment....nice one to share.

Doloncookbook said...

Lovely paneer tikka dear ... Looks so yummy .....

Varunavi said...

Yummy tikka,i would have finished it before putting that on the roti :)

Vrinda said...

Wow..look at the color of paneer,really mouthwatering pics pooja..Yday i tried ur blackeyed peas mushroom curry,was yummy becoz i lov black eyed peas,thnx dear...

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks Yummy!!!!! makes me drooling..[:)]..

Aysha said...

hey dear..did u get the award which i send u..ur blog is rlly cool

Pooja said...

Thanks Natasha :) Frankly it was my first attempt but I loved it :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Vineela :) Kids would love it too. If they dont like veggies it can be substituted with chicken :D

Pooja said...

Thanks Prathibha :) I love biting into those marinated stir fried paneer chunks!

Pooja said...

Thanks Vibaas :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Ganga :) Do try it some time!

Pooja said...

Thanks Sushma :) Though I was having tikka rolls for the first time I loved it!

Pooja said...

Thanks Dolon :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Varunavi :) Happened here too..hehe!!

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Vrinda for trying it out. I'm very happy to hear that you liked it. I too love black eyed beans :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sarah :)

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Aysha..but I didnt get it dear! Can you guide me?

Sunshinemom said...

Your rolls look amazing and the filling is a winner all the way!

Sunshinemom said...

Your rolls look amazing and the filling is a winner all the way!

Renu said...

your paneer rolls looks so tempting .....superb click

Parita said...

I love rolls and wraps, there is so much you can do with the fillings!! Paneerk tikka filling is one of my fay, looks fab dear :)

Aruna said...

One thing i should definitle say, i always feel hungry when i visit ur blog, just surfing through apitizes me. :-)

Preeti Singh said...

Pooja....thats really looks so amazing and mouthwatering...nice presentation too.

Priya said...

Wow pooja, lovely rolls, am hungry now:(..Thanks for sending one more delicious entry to AFAM!

My Experiments with Cooking said...

That was a nice and detailed description. I am so glad you shared a recipe of tikka which need not be grilled :D This one is a must try for me!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice layout...yummy recipe...lovely click

Kalaivani said...

Tikka rolls looks so delicious and colorful.i'm sure the marinated paneer and veggies tastes wonderful.

Priyameena said...

Wonderful idea for packing lunch...Cool..nice color..

Pooja said...

Thanks Harini :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Renu :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Parita :) Yes lots of options are there! I love the filling with chicken too!

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Aruna for the compliment. Glad you liked it :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Preeti :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya and welcome :)

Pooja said...

Thanks MEWC :) I opt to stir fry when I want to do things in a hurry..but it works well :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Shama :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Kalai :) It does but grilled veggies without marination would work as well.

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya :)

Lisa said...

Oh my! I wish I had this in front of me right now. I adore paneer!

Pooja said...

Thanks Lisa :) I do too!

Divya Vikram said...

Rolls look lovely! Lovely red color!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. amazing pics pooja.. lovely recipe..looks yummm.. :)

Sanghi said...

Wow, these lokk great! Am drooling over themm.. I do not get paneer here. Have to check after seeing ur dish! Lovely blog..! do check mine pooja!

Seena said...

Pooja, very tempting , love to have the whole dish.. :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Looks so delicious....I am dfntly gonna give it a try....

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow....that's an yummylicious, spicy and alluring role.....

Pooja said...

Thanks Divya :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Hari Chandana :)

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Sanghi for dropping by :) Yeah I too couldnt find it in our store until recently and had to go to an Indian store about 1.5 hrs from our place to buy Indian stuffs!

Pooja said...

Thanks Seena :) Hey you are most welcome dear :D

Pooja said...

Thanks Sarah :) And do let me know your version too :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Lubna :) I love the similar filling with chicken too!

Yasmeen said...

mmm...spicy tikka rolls,got me hungry (:

Ashwini said...

paneer tikka looks colorful.. absolutely love it..

Pooja said...

I often fall for these rolls Yasmeen :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Ashwini :)

Smitha said...

I book marked this recipe. I loved the paneer tikka recipe

Pooja said...

Thanks Smitha :) Do try and let me know your version dear!