Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka

This recipe has been viewed 219264 times
4/5 stars  100% LIKED IT   

This Punjabi delicacy is one of the most popular starters in Indian restaurants. Cottage cheese and capsicum are marinated in a mix of classic Indian spices, strung into skewer sticks, and cooked in a wood-fired tandoor.

However, in your kitchen, it can be cooked simply on a tava or oven. Easier still, we have made it within minutes using the microwave !

Check out this recipe to find out how easy it can be to make delicious Paneer Tikka right at home any time you wish. The Paneer Tikka tastes awesome with phudina chutney.

You can serve it alone or with a platter of tandoori starters. You can also use it to make delectable snacks like the Paneer Tikka Sub Sandwich or Paneer Tikka Wrap

Make a main course out of it, such as the Paneer Tikka Masala, which can be enjoyed with naan and roti. Use it innovatively to make more dishes like pulaos, sizzlers and kathi rolls.

Enjoy how to make Paneer Tikka recipe with detailed step by step photos and video.

Paneer Tikka recipe - How to make Paneer Tikka

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
Show me for servings


To Make The Paneer Tikka
2 cups paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 50 mm cubes
1/2 cup capsicum , cut into 50 mm. pieces
1/2 cup thick curds (dahi)
1 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp oil
salt to taste

  1. Combine the curds, ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli powder, kasuri methis, garam masala, coriander, oil and salt and mix well prepare a marinade for the paneer tikka
  2. Add the paneer and capsicum to it and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  3. To make the paneer tikka, arrange the marinated paneer and capsicum pieces in a shallow galss dish and microwave on high for 3 minutes.
  4. Serve the paneer tikka hot, sprinkled with the chaat masala.
Nutrient values per
Energy278 cal
Protein11 g
Carbohydrates7.7 g
Fiber0.4 g
Fat22 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A505.1 mcg
Vitamin B1-0.6 mg
Vitamin B2-0.7 mg
Vitamin B3-0.7 mg
Vitamin C25 mg
Folic Acid1.4 mcg
Calcium402.4 mg
Iron0.2 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium5.6 mg
Potassium26.3 mg
Zinc0 mg
Paneer Tikkas Video by Tarla Dalal


Paneer Tikka
 on 29 Dec 15 02:08 PM

The recipe was awesome to prepare as well as to serve.All my family members liked this recipe and 55% of the contribution goes to Tarla Dalal.
Tarla Dalal
29 Dec 15 03:03 PM
   Thanks Sanjit. All credit goes to you for making the Paneer Tikka correctly.
Paneer Tikka
 on 30 Apr 12 11:40 AM

Paneer marinated in a curd base and then cooked on a microwave, tastes great. Capsicums have a nice crunch to them. Very healthy!!!