21 March 2016

Mixed Vegetable Tikka

              For a nation that takes its food and colours very seriously...Holi is one such festival; where there is a perfect combination of both, colours and colourful food!! Here's a spicy 'Holi'day snack idea that you can relish with your family and friends after all the fun. 
Ingredients :
Vegetables of choice (diced into large pieces) - Cauliflower, Red, Green and Yellow bell peppers, Broccoli, Onion, Zucchini
Paneer (large cubes) 
Tofu (optional) - cut into large cubes
Marination :
Curd (as drained as possible)- 1/2 cup (Increase quantity according to amount of vegetables you will marinate in one batch)
Roasted gram flour (Besan) - 1 tbsp
Garam masala powder - 1.5 tsps
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chili powder - 1 tsp
Fresh coriander leaves - 1 few

Method :
1. Blanch cauliflower and broccoli florets in boiled water along with turmeric. Drain and wash with cold water. Keep aside. 
2. Blend together ginger-garlic, 1 tbsp curd, gram flour and coriander leaves. Add half the remaining curds, salt to taste, chili powder, turmeric powder and whisk well.  Divide this mixture into 2 bowls - one for the vegetables and one for paneer/tofu. 
3. Drop in the veggies and gently mix to coat them evenly with the marination. Leave aside for 20-30 mins. Do the same with the paneer/tofu cubes.
4. Heat a grill pan and pour a little oil. Using long skewer sticks, pierce and arrange the vegetables and paneer/tofu pieces alternately as desired. Place gently on the grill pan and let cook on medium flame till golden brown on all sides. 
Another option is to arrange them on a baking tray, brush with oil & grill at 180 deg C till done.
5. Remove and drain excess oil. Using a fork, carefully transfer the tikka on to the serving plate, or serve with the skewers intact too! 
Serve sizzling hot Tikka with green chutney and ketchup with some sliced onion on the side.


  1. Tikka is my favourite. Mix Vegetable Tikka looks yummy.Love the colors.

  2. Love the riots of colour. Also love your idea of using broccoli. Never actually made paneer tikka at home though I love it. Will have to try out the recipe at home soon.