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Paneer Tikka Recipe

Paneer Tikka Recipe

Abhijit Dey
Paneer Tikka, a popular Indian dish can be made in the home very easily on the stovetop, Tawa, tandoor or oven. See the step by step Dhaba style paneer tikka recipe here...
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Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2 people
Calories 300 kcal


For Tikka

  • 250 gram Fresh Cottage Cheese
  • 1 pcs Capsicum small (cubed)
  • 1 pcs Red Bell Pepper small (cubed)
  • 1 pcs Yellow Bell Pepper small (cubed)
  • 1 pcs Onion small (cubed)

For marination

  • 200 gram Yogurt (Greek yogurt recommend)
  • ½ tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tbsp Black Pepper powder
  • ½ tbsp Carom Seeds
  • ½ tbsp Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • ½ tbsp Kasoori Methi (Dry Fenugreek Leaves) powder
  • ½ tbsp Lemon Juice
  • Salt as per taste
  • ½ tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tbsp Hot Spice Powder
  • ½ tbsp Chat Masala
  • tbsp Fresh cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Mustard Oil

Fry or Bake Tikka

  • 2 tbsp Butter for frying
  • 1 tbsp Oil for frying


  • 1 large Onion sliced
  • ½ tbsp Chat Masala
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice

For Green Chutney

  • 1 cup Coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 cup Mint Leaves chopped
  • 6 clove Garlic
  • 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 3 pcs Cilantro
  • 1 pcs Lemon juiced
  • tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp Salt
  • ½ tbsp Rock Salt


  • Vegetables should be cut first. So cut the capsicum, red and yellow bell peppers, and onions into cubes or squares. Finely chop the chili and place in a bowl.

For Marination of Paneer Tikka

  • First take the yogurt in a bowl. Thick yogurt should be taken so I recommend using Greek yogurt. But you can use regular yogurt if you want.
  • Then add all the spices one by one like coriander powder, cumin powder, black pepper powder, hot spice powder, chat masala, salt, carom seeds, red chili powder, kasuri methi powder, etc.
    Add all spices of Paneer tikka
  • Then add mustard oil and squiz 1/2 of lemon.
    Add mustard oil and lemon juice
  • Also, add chopped cilantro at this time but it's totally optional.
  • Mix well to make a thick texture. Make sure there are no lumps.
  • Then add all the bell peppers, capsicum and onions. Also add 1 tbsp of ginger garlic paste and mix well.
    Add veggies to the yogurt mixture
  • Thereafter add paneer cubes into that mixture. Gently mix and careful about braking paneer.
    Add cottage cheese or paneer
  • Now put this whole thing into refrigerator about 1 hour for marination. As long as you put it to rest, your tikka becomes tastier.

Cook Paneer Tikka

  • After the marination takes the paneer out from the refrigerator and gives a light mix with your hand to make sure all the paneer and veggies are well coated.
  • Now take a skewer and arrange bell pepper, capsicum, paneer, and onion on it alternating with each other.
    Arrange the paneer, capsicum and bell pepper in skewer
  • Now heat a non-stick pan or iron pan (grill pan recommend) with 2 teaspoons of butter and 1 teaspoon of oil.
  • Place all the tikka skewers on it and start fry the paneer. After a while they should be flipped so that all the sides can be fried evenly.
    Frying the Panner tikka on Pan
  • If you notice that the cheese and veggie are getting too dry, apply the oil with a brush. This will give a smoky flavor to the tikkas.

Make the Green Chutney

  • Chopped all the coriander leaves and mint leaves and put them into the mixer grinder.
  • Add garlic cloves, ginger, and cilantro along with salt, sugar & rock salt.
  • Start the grinder to make a smooth paste. Thereafter add lemon juice and your homemade green chutney is ready to serve.

Serving Paneer Tikka

  • Your Paneer Tikka is ready to serve. Spread a little lemon juice and char masala on it and serve with sliced onion and green chutney.


I make this on Normal non-stick pan, I mean it's a stove top process. You can also do it in the oven and tandoor.


Calories: 300kcal
Keyword Paneer Tikka
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