Hara Paneer Tikka and a couple of awards:)

The hara paneer tikka featured here was specially made in time for the May Monthly Mingle of Appetizers & Hors'doeuvres hosted by Mansi Desai of Fun and Food Blog - do go over the link for the round up of the event - It's a feast out there! For reasons I already detailed here these could not be posted in time. This is an item I innovated in compulsion instead of my usual paneer tikkas - since P bought 2 big bunches of corainder, and 1 bunch of mint! It turned out refreshingly tasty, and even my son (P Jr.) kept asking for more:), and what's more - this one is the simplest appetizer I have made!

Paneer: I used whole milk to prepare the paneer as I had done here but set it in a tube so that a cylindrical block of paneer was formed, which I later cut into 1/2cm thick roundels. This time I sprinkled about 1/4tsp. of spiced garlic powder and added 1/2 tsp. salt to the milk. The paneer had a very light garlic flavor. Poke each paneer piece with a fork once. I got the idea of spiced paneer from Arundathi here.

Coriander – approx. 3 cups
Mint – 5 to 6 leaves
Malai/Thick hung yogurt (Should not be sour)– 1 tsp.
Green chilli – 1
Salt to taste
Water – as needed
Grind all the ingredients to get a smooth chutney like mixture.

Toss the paneer gently in the marinade so that each paneer roundel gets coated well with the coriander mixture and let it marinate for 3 to 4 hrs in the fridge. Remove at the time of serving and heat so that the paneer is just warm. Remove onto another dish as the chutney will melt a little causing liquid to ooze. Serve.

Warmed after marinating

I was touched and honoured to receive the rockin' girl blogger award from Easycrafts of Simple Indian Food. Thank you so much:).

I pass this token of my appreciation to:
Sandeepa of Bong Mom's Cookbook and
Zlamushka of Zlamushka's spicy kitchen,

Simran of Bombay Foodie made my day with this award!

It makes me happy that reading my blog makes your day too...it is mutual:) I love your Colaba musings too:).
I pass on this one to:
Jayasree of Experiments in Kailas Kitchen
Hetal of Isha's Kitchen

Please accept these as a token of my appreciation and excuse my really slow replies as I am still facing net disruptions every now and then:(

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