This is a very tasty starter dish...Tangy black grapes sauce is sandwiched between paneer slices,skewered along with bell pepper and tomato and roasted till golden brown. Its a very good tasty and unique vegetarian starter to serve for a party.Give it a try.
For Paneer Tikka:
- 200 grams paneer block(cottage cheese)
- 1/2 cup green bellpepper diced( 1 inch square pieces)
- 1/2 cup tomato diced( 1 inch square pieces)
- 2 tea spoon chat masala
- 1/4 cup besan(gram flour)
- 1/4 tea spoon pepper powder
- 1/4 tea spoon amchur(dry mango powder)
- 2-3 table spoon milk
- 2 tea spoon fresh cream(optional)
- 1/2 tea spoon chilli powder
- 10- 12 small bamboo skewers( or toothpicks)
For Grape Sauce:
- 1 cup chopped fresh black grapes
- 1 cup finely chopped jaggery
- 1 table spoon lemon juice
- black salt
First to make the grapes sauce heat 1 tea spoon oil in a kadai.Add the chopped black grapes and saute until they become soft .Add black salt and salt and mix.Add the jaggery and let the mixture get cooked.Amount of jaggery depends on the sweetness of grapes, if grapes are very sweet then add little less jaggery.
When the mixture becomes thick add lemon juice and remove from flame.Let it get cooled then grind it to a fine and smooth paste.Keep it aside.
Cut the paneer block into 1/2 centimeter thick slices.sprinkle little salt and chat masala evenly over them.Take one slice and apply grapes sauce all over it on one side.Keep the other slice on top of it and cover.This is paneer sandwich.Now cut this paneer sandwich in 1 inch sided squares.
for the batter take besan in a bowl and add salt, chilli powder, pepper powder and amchur to it mix it well.Then add milk and cream and form a thick batter.
Now take a skewer and thread one bellpepper piece and tomato piece.After it thread one paneer sandwich square and again thread one tomato and bellpepper piece.The tomato and bellpepper pieces holds the paneer firmly on the skewer.Repeat the same with the remaining paneer squares and veges.
Arrange all the threaded skewers on a plate and pour 1-2 tea spoon of prepared besan batter on the paneer square so that it covers the paneer square on all sides.
Heat 2-3 tea spoons of oil in a pan. Place these skewers on the hot pan and cook till golden brown on all sides.
Serve hot with black grape sauce.
Preparation Time: 20 mins