Today, I am going to yield the recipe for one of my favorite appetizers is keto paneer tikka. This delicious keto paneer tikka can be served on its own or with some dips and sauces. This extraordinary low carb recipe can serve for your vegetarian friend. Paneer is an Indian cheese that is creamy and flavored. As it is doesn’t melt quickly, so the possibilities with paneer are countless.
Paneer is also full of protein for the most of the vegetarians on the keto diet. It is also quiet easy to make in home but if you are not aware of the making process of paneer on your home, you can opt for the one that is available in the market. This keto paneer tikka recipe is pretty simple and has almost no carb. However this low carb recipe will help you to hit your fat macros for weight loss diet. Moreover it is something you can take as your lunch or tiffin recipe.
WHAT IS PANEER TIKKA?
Paneer tikka is a delightful traditional dish that mainly grilled with skewers in a tandoor after being marinated in spices and yogurt with some onions and bell peppers. It’s a very popular dish because it’s taste and relatively easy to make.
Is paneer ok for Keto?
When it is about you weight loss then eating right is the most important thing for you. Your journey of weight loss mainly depends on how healthy or unhealthy meal you are taking. Moreover workout is also very important thing ,but your diet will help to boost your weight loss journey and also make sure that your effort on the gym don’t go waste.
If you’re on a keto diet, then paneer is going to be your friend. A 100-gm of paneer has a mere 3.4 gm of carbs. Paneer is heavily used in vegetarian preparations in India and paneer tikka is one of the most nutritious and easy-to-make paneer dishes. You can also add it to salads and make keto-friendly recipe with it for full meal.
You are on a diet and missing the spicy recipes. So I made this low carb paneer recipe especially for all foodies who want to enjoy these while on Keto diet. Low Carb Vegetarian Paneer Tikka made from chunks of paneer and peppers marinated in spices. A super delicious keto paneer dish that will serve all your snack cravings.
DO YOU NEED TO SOAK SKEWERS?
If you are making this tikka recipe in a grill pan then it is always recommended to soak the skewers in water. Otherwise, you will end up with burnt sticks, and then the food ends up burning too. To soak them, all you need to do is put them in the sink with some cold water and let them sit for 20-30 minutes prior to use. When you are ready to prepare the kebabs, just give them a couple of quick pats with a paper towel and put the food on them. Because you need to let the vegetables and paneer soak in the marinade, you might as well soak the skewers at the same time. But if you are using metal skewers then there is no soaking needed.
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER PANEER TIKKA?
You can store the leftover paneer kebabs in the refrigerator within an airtight container. Keeping them in airtight will prevent spoilage and also help them taking on other flavors in the fridge. Please make sure that you will remove paneer tikka from the skewer. The leftover kebabs will last around 3-4 days.
Before using that leftover kebab, again place them in a grill pan for 10 to 15 minutes or you can put them on the micro web. Once it’s the temperature you wish, then it’s ready to eat.
HOMEMADE KETO FRIENDLY PANEER TIKKA
- Grill Pan
- Mixer Blender
- Induction Oven
- Silicone Brush
- 2 tsp Butter
- 1 pcs Medium Size Onion
- 1 tsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
- 1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
- Red bell Pepper
- Yellow bell Pepper
- 1 tsp Lime juice
- Salt as Required
- 1 tbsp kashmiri red chill powder
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- Wooden Skewers
For the Sauce
- 1 Cup Coriander Leaves
- 1/2 Cup Mint Leaves
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- 2 pcs Green Chilli
- Step 1: Firstly, Cut the Paneer, Yellow bell pepper,Capsicum,Onions and Red bell pepper into small cubes as shown in the picture.
- Step 2: Secondly, Prepare the marination. Take a big bowl and add Greek yogurt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt, ginger garlic paste and mix well.
- Step 3: Now mix the peppers, onions and paneer cubes on that mixture and refrigerate for 30 mins.
- Step 4: Skewers the paneer, peppers, onions alternatively as shown in the picture.
- Step 5: Heat the oven and add some butter. Place paneer tikka skewers on the pan and let it cook till the base side of the paneer is golden or slightly charred.
After that, let it sear for 1-2 minutes, and then using tongs, turn the pieces to sear the other side. Once both sides are seared, you can reduce the heat a little to finish warming the paneer.
- Step 6: Finally, Serve the delicious low carb paneer tikka hot, garnished with onion rings and lemon.