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Irresistible Paneer Tikka


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Irresistible Paneer Tikka Recipe

You Must Must Must.. try this recipe for grilled paneer tikka! I wouldn’t lead any of you astray! Our Paneer Tikka recipe is a quick, easy and delicious dish that goes well with just about anything. Even serve it up as a starter or hor d’oeuvres. A regular in my house!


Irresistible Paneer Tikka Recipe


  • 250 gms paneer cubes(thawed or fresh) OR Cubes of Cottage Cheese
  • 1Tbsp butter
  • ¹⁄8  tsp Ajwain seeds( carom seeds)
  • ¹⁄8  cup Chick pea flour/ Besan
  • ½ cup yoghurt(hung)
  • hung yoghurt
  • 1 tsp Kashmir(red) Chili powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala(Everest brand is good)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 2 tsp lime juice(indian limes are best)
  • 2 tsp mustard oil
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • desired vegetables for skewers: capsicum, onion, cherry tomatoes etc


  • Firstly prepare the ‘Besan Mix’: Heat  the butter in a small pan. Add the carom seeds. When they sizzle add the chick pea flour and stir well till you a get a nice smooth buttery paste with a good nutty aroma. Set aside.
  • Hang the yoghurt in a muslin cloth (pictured above) for no more than 30 minutes. This is to get a thickened yoghurt.
  • Add the yoghurt to a bowl along with the chili powder, garam masala, garlic paste, ginger paste, lime juice and salt.
  • Stir well till incorporated.
  • Add the ‘Besan Mix’ and stir till well blended.

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  • In the same pan(wiped clean) used to make the ‘besan mix’, add the mustard oil and heat.
  • Add the turmeric and take off the stove. Add this to the yoghurt mix and mix al together to get a homegenous mixture.

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  • Add salt to taste.
  • Next, add the paneer and mix well to coat and marinate in fridge for a while.

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  • Skewer with Vegetables of choice. Grill on a grill pan/ Bbq or Bake in oven.
  • You can even pan fry them with very little oil if necessary.

Irresistible Paneer Tikka Recipe

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  • Use any of the left over marinade to coat you vegetables as well.
  • You can also add mushrooms and make mushroom tikka, or boiled baby potato tikka etc.

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