Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka my favourite starter. This recipe uses hung curd or sour cream with some spices a quick, simple and delicious paneer tikka recipe. Make it in Tandoor or tawa or microwave(I’ll tell you how to prepare in all three of them) it tastes delicious in every version.


  • 1 cup cubed Paneer(Cottage cheese)
  • 1 large diced Capsicum(any colour you cal also use all three of them)
  • 1 large diced Onion
  • Chat masala as required

For marinade

  • ¾ cup hung Curd or thick Curd or Sour Cream
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger-Garlic paste or crushed Ginger Garlic
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds(Ajwain)
  • 1 to 2 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder(Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder(Jeera powder)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder(Dhaniya powder)
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp dry Mango Powder(Amchur powder)
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • ½ tsp Black Pepper Powder (optional)
  • juice of half Lemon
  • Rock salt or black salt as per taste
  • 1-2 Oil or Ghee(Clarified Butter) for brushing
  • 1 Tbsp Gram Flour


  1. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients of marinade.
  2. Add Paneer cubes and diced veggies in the marinade and marinate well. Keep inside refrigerator for about 1- 1½ hours.
  3. After taking it out of refrigerator let it come to Room Temperature.
  4. In oven- Place marinated veggies and paneer on a baking tray and bake for  7-8 minutes at 200 degree celsius in a pre-heated oven. Turn and bake for more 5-6 minutes.
  5. In tandoor- Put everything on skewers and grill in tandoor until golden brown.
  6. On Tawa- Place veggies and paneer on a heated non-stick tawa with little oil and grill till golden brown from all sides.
  7. Sprinkle Chat masala over it and serve hot.


  • Use light hands while marinating as paneer pieces might break.
  • If you are using skewers then soak them in water for 15-20 minutes before using.
  • If you are in a hurry you can also marinate for 15-20 minutes only.
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Paneer Tikka

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