Paneer Tikkis - Tawa / Pan Fried Method (Basic recipe from Hawkins Futura Hard Anodised Tawa / Griddle)
Yield: 10 tikkis
2 slices (each 3½ inch x 3½ inch x 3/8 inch / 9 cm x 9 cm x 1 cm) bread (brown bread or whole wheat bread)
1 cup / 240 ml water
200 paneer (cottage cheese), crumbled
3 green chillies finely chopped
1 tablespoon / 15 ml very finely chopped onion
2½ tbsp / 37.5 ml coriander leaves finely chopped
1¾ tablespoon / 26.3 ml mint leaves finely chopped
¾ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1 big size green chilli, chopped
½ teaspoon amchur powder (dried mango powder)
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon corn flour
2 tablespoon/ 30 ml cooking oil
Immerse each bread slice in water for 15 seconds. Squeeze out and discard water. Break bread into tiny pieces. Mix bread and all other ingredients except oil. It will become a soft ball when mixing. Make 10 patties / tikkis about 2¾ inch/7 cm in diameter, ½ inch/1.3 cm thick or desired shape and size.
Heat 1 tablespoon /15 ml oil on tava / frying pan on medium heat no more than 5 minutes. Spread oil on tava with wooden spatula all over the area where the patties will be placed.
Arrange 4 - 5 patties (depending upon the size of the frying pan). Fry on both sides till golden brown (about 5 minutes on each side). Remove.
Spread remaining oil (1 tablespoon /15 ml) on tava. Fry remaining patties in the same way as in step 3. Serve hot, accompanied with chutney or tomato ketchup or a plain snack with tea / coffee / or serve as an accompaniment with Parathas / Rotis / Naan / Pulao ...