Monday, January 24, 2022

Paneer Tikka Poutine

This lip-smacking take on the Canadian Poutine is addictive! This is the ultimate! The experience is quite unique! With crispy fries and paneer tikka pieces topped with a lip smacking creamy gravy! Yum! To make it even more delicious, sprinkle a little mozzarella for extraordinary flavor trip to heaven! This is easy to make and there is make ahead options making this a great choice for tailgating ot homegating! This is a perfect gameday food!

Poutine is a Canadian dish of french fries and cheese curds topped with a brown gravy. My take on the poutine is by using paneer tikka pieces replacing the cheese curds and a creamy psicy paneer tikka gravy instead of brown gravy. Sounds amazing! You bet!

Like I said, there are components that can be made ahead and can be assembled on the day of entertaining. The gravy can be made ahead. The paneer tikka pieces can be marinated for 0 minutes to a day in fridge. Just before assembling broil the paneer tikka and reheat the frozen fries. Yes, this recipes uses frozen fries to make life simpler and entertaining easier. It could be made fresh too and Idaho potatoes are the best ones for making the perfect fries.

The entire platter can be assembled and the guests can dig in or everything can be arranged as a bar and the guests can top as per their wish. With crispy fries on the outside and soft interior, lip-smacking creamy gravy and paneer and veggie chunks, this is one to die for! Yummy

Now, with the games close, you'll need fun recipes that are easy to make and should feed a crowd. While hamegating, I prefer to use lot of fun recipes with a traditional touch that's really satisfying and lip-smacking tasty! This Indian version of poutine with paneer tikka easily feeds a crowd and will be devoured. This is my entry to #seasonsbestchallenge by Melissa's. Click here for more info. Like this poutine, this Stuffed Mini Peppers would be a great hit!

It's the last week of January already, and this is the fourth week of our Blogging Marathon this month. I have chosen the theme of pick one ingredient and use it three ways. This theme is always fun as there are innumerable ways to use an ingredient. My chosen ingredient is the all time and everyone's favortite! Did you guess it right? Yes! It is the famous POTATO! For the first recipe share, this is a fusion recipe and a crowd pleaser. This paneer tikka poutin using frozen potato fries is my first share! YUM!

Potatoes are versatile and can b used to make starters to even dessert. This amazing potato makes a delicious pizza like thid purple potato pizza or Baked Potato Ragada Chaat! This Aloo, Channa, Paneer Pie is drool worthy! Potato, Cauliflower, and Peas Soup is very comforting for cold winter nights. Baby Aloo Pulao can be a great meal and Baby Aloo Kurma would be a great side for rice or flatbreads.

Update: Feb 2, 2022, This was featured on What's For Dinner! Thanks, Helen!

The Lazy Gastronome

Serves 6

Fries - 1 tray

For the Paneer Tikka

Paneer - 220g, made into 20 pieces
Bell pepper - 3/4 cup1-in chunks
Onions - 3/4 cup, 1-in chunks
Thick yogurt - 5 tbsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Tandoori masala - 1.5 tsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tsp

For Tikka Gravy

Onion - 3/4 cup
Cashews - 10
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Cayenne - 3/4 tsp
Cumin powder -1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1/4 tsp
Butter - 2 tbsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 1 cup
Cream - 1/2 cup
Turmeric - 1/4 tsp
Dried fenugreek leaves - 1tsp

Cilantro - 1 tbsp, chopped
Mozzarella cheese - 1/2 cup


Add the yogurt, ginger garlic paste,  Tandoori Masala, Oil, and mix. Add the vegies and paneer to a big bowl. add the mixed yogurt-spice mixture. Mix thoroughly and let it marinate for atleast 30 minutes to 2 hrs, pr overnight

Soak the skewers for atleast 30 minutes. Wipe them and alternate the paneer pieces on the skewer. Grill or broil in an oven.
Broil for 4-5 minutes on each side and set aside.

In the meantime, start the gravy. Heat oil in a pan, add cinnamon, clove, and cumin along with onions and cashews. Saute until it is done and step aside. Grind to a smooth paste.

Add two tablespoons of butter and saute the garlic. add Add the ginger garlic paste and saute for 50-60 seconds. Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute for 30-40 seconds. Add the ground onon paste, turmeric, cayenne, cumin powder, coriander powder, and garam masla. Mix and continue sauteeing for another 1-2 minutes.

Add half cup water and the milk. Stir and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add the cream, mix, and simmer for a minute. Switch off the flame and garnish with dried methi leaves.

To assemble, cook the fries according to package direction. Add the paneer tikka pieces right out onto the plate! add the paneer and veggies pieces. Sprinkle with a little cheese. Pour the creamy paneer tikka gravy on top of the fries. Sprinkle with more mozzrella and remaining cheese.

Serve immediately!


  1. Wow! What a loaded platter!
    Looks super amazing and the kids will be super excited to grab it. Very interesting !

  2. Radha, I am literally drooling! what a amazing assembling of my most favorite components together!..would love to make this myself soon...

  3. Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party. Have a lovely weekend and see you again on Sunday!

  4. This is just amazing and love the innovative idea that you have come up with. This has all the favorite ingredients in one plate. I would not be able to stop when I start eating this.

  5. This looks absolutely stunning and makes me mouthwatering. I will finish the entire plate in one go. Too good and perfect to serve in parties.