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paneer tikka recipe
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Paneer Tikka (Oven & Stove Top)

Tandoori paneer tikka is popular vegetarian starter made with paneer. Marinated paneer cubes are skewered along with vegetables lime onions and peppers.
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: starter
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: paneer tikka
Servings: 3 -4
Calories: 567kcal
Author: Harini


For paneer tikka

  • 200 grams paneer cubed
  • 1 large onion cubed
  • 1/2 green bellpepper cubed
  • 1/2 red or yellow pepper cubed

For the marinade

  • 150 grams hung curd, whisked well.
  • 2-3 teaspoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon chaat masala or amchur
  • 2 teaspoons ginger garlic paste or crushed ginger garlic
  • 2 teaspoons kashmiri chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • Black salt or regular salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon or lime juice


  • keep cubed paneer, onions and bell pepper ready.
  • take hung curd in a mixing bowl and whisk well. Add all the other ingredients mentioned under "to marinade" and whisk very well.
  • Add the paneer and vegetables cubes and mix well. You can even toss well to coat the masala. Cover and refrigerate for minimum 2 hours. You can even refrigerate over night. In the mean time soak 3-4 bamboo skewers in water for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, the marinade would have well coated the paneer cubes. Now arrange them in the skewer as required. Cover a baking tray with foil and place the skewers. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  • In the mean time preheat your oven at highest available temperature (240 or 250 degree celsius).
  • Place the tray in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. remove the tray and rotate the skewers. Bake again for 10 more minutes until the paneer cubes are charred a bit and veggies wilt a bit. Cool for 2-3 minutes. Serve paneer tikka with green chutney.


1. Add 2 tablespoons gram flour to the marinade if frying in tava.
2. Using veggies are optional


Calories: 567kcal