This great dish is inspired by the 1970’s classic party food of cheese and pineapple cubes. The twist is the cheese is Indian paneer, marinated in a spicy tikka sauce and cooked tandoori style under the grill. The sweetness of the cooked pineapple goes amazingly well with the hot tandoori covered.
Pineapple Panner Tikka Ingredients
- 1 block of paneer 225g
- 500g natural yogurt
- 3 teaspoons of hot red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of garam masala
- 1 small pineapple
- 1 teaspoon of salt
Cut the paneer into cubes and soak in salty hot water for 30mins to soften the cheese. Meanwhile in a large bowl add the yogurt and dry spices and mix well.
After 30 mins, remove the paneer from the water and gently squeeze with a clean tea towel to remove any excess water. Add the paneer to the marinade mixture and stir well to cover all of the cheese. Set aside to marinade for a minimum of 1 hour, ideally over night.
When ready to cook cut the pineapple into cubes and place on a sheet of foil, alongside the paneer cubes. Grill on a high heat, turning both the pineapple and and paneer until well covered, just under burnt. Once done remove from the heat and serve on cocktail sticks!
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