Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka is a popular and delicious starter or appetizer where paneer (Indian cottage cheese cubes), onion and bell peppers are marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, arranged on skewers and cooked in the oven or on the stovetop. I have added besan to the curd and spice mix so that gravy becomes thicker and sticky and easily sticks to veggies and paneer cubes.

Make restaurant style Paneer Tikka at home with this easy recipe! It’s served with cilantro mint chutney, onion slices and lemon wedges.

A grill pan will work best but if you don’t have that a simple pan or tawa will also work.

I have added Step by Step Pictures for this recipe. Let’s get started.

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Starter
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes

Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 3 Skewers

Paneer/ Cottage Cheese10 – 13 Cubes
Onion 1/2 (petals)
Capsicum (Red or Green)1/2 (Cubed)
Thick Yogurt/Curd1/2 cup
Turmeric Powder1/2 tsp
Kashmiri Red chilli Powder1 tsp
Coriander Powder1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder1/2 tsp
Garam Masala1/2 tsp
Kasuri Methi (Dried Fenugreek Leaves)1/2 tsp
Roasted Besan Flour2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste1 tsp
Chaat Masala Powder1/2 tsp
Lemon Juice2 tsp
SaltTo Taste
Oil2 tsp


Ingredients for making Paneer Tikka (Refer the ingredients table for exact measurements)
  • Dry roast the Besan flour until you get a nice aroma.
  • In a mixing bowl add in the thick curd / yogurt, then add in all the spices, oil, ginger garlic paste along with salt and mix till all the spices are combined well with the yogurt/ curd.
  • Add in the roasted gram flour with the spice mixture and combine well.
  • Now add the paneer cubes, onion petals and cubed capsicum (Red /Green).
  • Mix gently till all the paneer and the onions & capsicum are coated well.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes of marination, insert the onions, capsicum and paneer into wooden skewers.
  • Roast it on a hot cast iron pan/tawa or grill in oven. Spray the pan with oil. Then place the skewers in the pan.
  • Cook both sides until it’s golden brown in color. It will take around 8 – 10 minutes. Keep rotating the skewers to be cooked evenly on all sides.
  • Brush with some oil when it is cooking.
  • Now it is completely cooked and the paneer tikka is ready to be served with cilantro mint chutney, or yogurt dip. Remember to serve the tikka with a sprinkle of chaat masala. It gives you the best taste.


Please do try this recipe and share it with your family and friends! I would love to hear what you think if you try this recipe. Just post a comment in the recipe below. Tag me on Instagram @sweetkaaramcoffee if you make this, or any of my other recipes, I’ll re-share on my stories.

  • Traditionally paneer tikka is grilled in tandoor for that authentic taste and flavor.
  • But the good news is that you can make a fantastic version at home by roasting it in the tawa/ iron pan and even in the oven!
  • The broiling in the oven gives it that charred look. Bake at 450 F degrees for 10 minutes and then turn on the broil. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes until paneer pieces look charred.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Subhapradha says:

    Yum yum 😋😋😋

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wow super

    Liked by 1 person

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