Paneer Tikka

All of us love to party whether it is an office gig or just at home.No party is complete without a great starter.

There is no starter like Paneer and Chicken tikka.The whole Europe is crazy about this recipe.Well you can’t blame them for it.

After all,India stays with you even if you left it centuries ago.

Vegetarians love paneer marinated and grilled just as much as the non vegetarians love theirs. Paneer Tikka is a great Punjabi recipe.

You can have it as a starter or as a main course dish Paneer tikka masala.

Grilling it in a fan forced oven at home,gives the dish a great finish.

It is easy to cook and you can pair it with mint chutney and tomato sauce and serve it to guests in a jiffy.

All you need is to make paneer in advance or buy it from dairy nearby.

Click here to read how to make homemade paneer.


Paneer tikka steps

Get the recipe of Paneer Tikka below

Paneer Tikka

Category: Appetizer

Cuisine: Punjabi

Yield: 4

Paneer Tikka


  • 400 grams cottage cheese or paneer, cubed
  • 3 capsicums(1 red,1 yellow and 1 green) diced
  • 1 onion diced or few baby onions
  • For Marination:
  • 1/2 cup hung yogurt
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder or jeera
  • 1 tsp coriander powder or dhania
  • Lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chickpea flour or besan
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp oil + oil for brushing
  • Skewers


  1. Mix all ingredients for marination and make a paste.
  2. Dip cottage cheese pieces in the marination paste and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Arrange cottage cheese on skewer.
  4. Dip the onions and capsicums in the remaining paste of cottage cheese and arrange on skewer alternatively to cottage cheese pieces.
  5. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius.
  6. Grill them for 10 minutes.
  7. Brush the oil on the skewers and grill again for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with mint chutney and tomato sauce.

Note: You can make the paneer at home using the recipe given in a link or you can just buy it fresh from dairy or supermarket. You may use other veggies like broccoli,baby corns etc.

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4 Responses

  1. Priya Kulkarni
    | Reply

    Recipe was nice and yummy

    • bhavana bhatia
      | Reply

      Thank you so much!

  2. DrHoover
    | Reply

    Bhavana bhatia, thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

    • bhavana bhatia
      | Reply

      Thank you 🙂

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