Wednesday, 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.

Paneer Tikka Recipe
paneer tikka in a serving bowl
Prep time : 10 mins + 30 mins
Cook time :15 mins
Total time :  55 mins
Recipe type : Starter
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandraha

  • 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 - step by step pictures

1.  Cut the paneer into medium sized cubes
paneer cubes
2.  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
3.  Whisk the hung curd and lemon juice in a large bowl. Pour it on the tikka masala powder mixture
thick curd added
4.  Add the salt and whisk gently to combine all the ingredients.
masala nad thick curd mixed
5.  Put the paneer cubes in it. Mix well, rub the paneer cubes evenly with this marinade. Keep it aside for 30 minutes.
paneer marinated
6.  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
7.  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
8.   Roast for 3 - 4  minutes.  Remove and serve hot with mint chutney.
paneer tikka ready to serve


  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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