February 4, 2015

Paneer tikka recipe - how to make paneer tikka

Paneer tikka recipe - Today I have come up with an absolutely delicious paneer tikka recipe. This is really a very easy and simple appetizer that gets ready quickly. The tikka was soft and slightly spicy. The combination of hung curd and spice powder tastes awesome. I prepared the tikka in small quantity, but later I realised that even double the quantity of it would have been finished. Whenever you have paneer in stock, but do not want to spend much time on it by preparing other dishes such as paneer makhani, palak paneer or paneer paratha, then do try out this easiest and quickest paneer tikka and enjoy. You can have paneer tikka as a starter, snack or side dish. This tikka doesn't need much ingredients. Even you can shallow fry or roast this tikka on a nonstick pan.You can also use onions, capsicums and tomatoes along with paneer cubes.

Preparation time 10 minutes
Marinate for 30 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Serves 2

25 medium sized paneer cubes
1/2 cup hung curd / thick curd
1 tsp lemon juice
1 heaped tsp  kashmiri red chilli powder
1 heaped tsp paneer tikka masala
1 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp salt

Paneer tikka with step by step pictures

Cut the paneer into medium sized cubes
paneer cubes

In a large bowl, put the paneer tikka masala, kashmiri red chilli powder and ginger paste. Mix well and keep it aside.
masala and ginger paste

Whisk the hung curd and lemon juice in a large bowl. Pour it on the tikka masala powder mixture
thick curd added

Add the salt and whisk gently to combine all the ingredients.
masala nad thick curd mixed

Put the paneer cubes in it. Mix well, rub the paneer cubes evenly with this marinade. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
paneer marinated

After 30 minutes, skewer the cubes and keep them on a greased tray. Keep the tray in the oven and roast for 5 minutes.
skewer the marinated paneer

After 5 minutes, rotate the skewers and again roast for 5 minutes. Then, remove the skewers,  brush the roasted paneer with some butter  and again keep them in the oven.
butter brushed to the paneer tikka

 Roast for 3 - 4  minutes.  Remove and serve hot with mint chutney.
paneer tikka ready to serve

paneer tikka in a serving bowl


  1. Hi vidya... Paneer tikka attracts. Happy blogginh. Visit my space of both veg and non veg blogs.

  2. Yummy and colorful paneer tikka...... :)

  3. They look so amazing, spicy and tempting!!!

  4. Omg mouthwatering paneer tikka :) looks so yummy and love color you attained !!


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