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Tikkas: A Divine Monsoon Treat

Dr. Shweta U. Shah

Dr. Shweta U. Shah
08 October 2020

This article is authored by Dr. Shweta U. Shah. A practicing homeopath, she follows a patient-centred perspective, emphasizing the benefits of natural remedies and herbs, homeopathy and whole food nutrition.

The clouds are gathering; it’s raining and thundering, and there are flashes of lightning! It sure is a time for you to stay indoors, but do let your inner chef come out and create something fabulous! Cook up a storm in your kitchen and make lip-smacking snacks for you and your family to enjoy during the gorgeous rains. Have a cup of steaming hot tea or coffee or chocolate with a platter of yummy tikkas, while the rains rage outside.

Technically, ‘tikka’ means chunks or pieces, which have been marinated in yogurt, herbs and spices and grilled on skewers. The secret to making the perfect tikka is getting the marinade right. You also need to cut the protein or the vegetable at the right places so that they get imbued with the right amount of masala. Done right, the result is mind-blowing!

Featured here are 3 tikka recipes that are protein-packed, filling and full of flavour. From the classic paneer tikka recipe and chicken tikka recipe to the tofu-based vegan recipe option, you'll surely find one that you’ll love!

Tikkas For A Rainy Evening

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This compilation of tikka recipes is specially curated to gorge on during the rains! Whether you’re preparing meals for the weeknights, making appetizing treats for the kids or deciding your menu for when you have company, these fantastic recipes will keep the rainy-day blues at arm’s length. Monsoon snacks tend to be fried and oily and pretty liberal with the calories; however, these are healthy and wholesome ideas that you are bound to love! They’re nutrition powerhouses that keep the calories to a minimum and the yumminess quotient to a maximum! These recipes take your rainy day snacks to the next level!

Paneer tikka: Indulge in these super scrumptious and super healthy paneer tikkas! Soft, succulent fresh cottage cheese in a charming marinade of yogurt, ajwain, cumin, besan, garam masala, paneer masala and tandoori masala. People tend to shy away from making tikkas given its reputation of being complicated, nevertheless if you follow the paneer tikka recipe instructions carefully, you can enjoy a really delectable plate of paneer tikka without any hassle at all.

The garam masala, tandoori masala and paneer masala are the game-changers in this recipe! Crafted by Sanjeev Kapoor, the Tata Sampann Garam Masala ensures that the right spices with natural oils are used to make every dish special. The cottage cheese provides you with a protein overload, with two tikkas proffering about 20 grams of protein. The salad and green chutney that are served with the tikka bring freshness to the dish and also provide an antioxidant punch!

Chicken tikka: How to Increase Immune SystemZesty and wholesome, these tikkas are a faultless treat for when it’s pouring outside! It makes for the ideal appetiser, snack or even a light meal. The key to making utterly divine chicken tikka is to marinate the meat adequately. Perfect your marinade which is similar to the marinade used for paneer tikka and let the chicken pieces soak up the marinade well, so that you have a no-trouble cooking the dish. The tenderness of the chicken and its fabulously soft texture, along with it being a lean meat make this recipe very popular. Bake or grill till the tikkas turn crispy golden, squeeze a dash of lemon juice and serve hot. You could also add a few grilled vegetables to the skewers, and add rice or a roti as an accompaniment – and you have a complete meal. A protein-packed dish, this chicken tikka recipe is sure to dazzle your taste buds!

Vegan tofu cauliflower tikka: You either love tofu or are appalled by it. This recipe promises to impress even those who do not fancy tofu! Gooey chunks of tofu and cauliflower florets marinated in tandoori masala and grilled till golden. Brimming over with quality protein, these vegan tikkas are wonderful rainy-day bites, which are sure to satisfy your cravings. Oodles of flavourful spices and condiments transform plain tofu into something that tastes incredibly good! Serve hot with coriander-pudina chutney or with garlic and butter roti, it can even become a complete meal.

The rainy season calls for a hearty fare to warm you up when the rains lash at the windows and the winds howl outside. Celebrate the monsoons with these recipes which are absolutely perfect for the rainy months.

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The views and opinions expressed, and assumptions & analysis presented in this content piece are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any other agency, organization, employer or company. The information, including but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only. The purpose of this website is to promote broad consumer understanding and knowledge of various health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

 

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