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paneer tikka
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Paneer Tikka recipe

Paneer tikka is best served hot with mint chutney.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Punjabi
Keyword: paneer tikka
Servings: 6


  • fan-forced oven
  • skewers
  • whisk


  • 400 grams cottage cheese/paneer cubed
  • 2 capsicums/peppers 1 red and 1 green diced
  • 1 onion diced/few baby onions

For Marination:

  • ½ cup dahi/yogurt/curd
  • 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder/jeera
  • Lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon chickpea flour/besan
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tablespoon mustard oil + extra oil for brushing
  • Wooden skewers soaked in water


  • Mix all ingredients for marination and make a paste.
  • Dip cottage cheese pieces in the marination paste and refrigerate overnight(min. 4 hrs)
  • Arrange cottage cheese on skewer.
  • Dip the onions and capsicums in the remaining paste of cottage cheese and arrange on skewer alternatively to cottage cheese pieces.
  • Preheat the oven at 200 degree Celsius(Fan forced).
  • Grill them for 8 minutes first and 3-4 minutes using the top grill option.(Oven broiler option)
  • Serve hot with mint chutney


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 and add a teaspoon garam masala or teaspoon chaat masala as per your taste.
You may replace mustard oil with any other vegetable oil.


Serving: 1g