Sure, here’s a simple and delicious recipe for Paneer Tikka

Sure, here’s a simple and delicious recipe for Paneer Tikka:


For the marinade:

  • 250g paneer (Indian cottage cheese), cut into cubes
  • 1 cup thick yogurt (hung curd)
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder (adjust to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

For the vegetables (optional, you can use any of your choice):

  • 1 large onion, cut into rings
  • 1 large bell pepper (capsicum), cut into cubes
  • 1 medium-sized tomato, cut into wedges

For the skewers:

  • Wooden or metal skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before using)

For garnish:

  • Lemon wedges
  • Fresh coriander leaves


  1. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade – yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, cumin powder, coriander powder, vegetable oil, and salt. Mix everything well.
  2. Add the paneer cubes to the marinade and coat them evenly. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and let it marinate for at least 1-2 hours in the refrigerator. The longer you marinate, the better the flavors will infuse into the paneer.
  3. If you are using vegetables, you can marinate them separately with a little bit of the prepared marinade.
  4. Preheat your grill or oven to 200°C (392°F). If you’re using an oven, you can also preheat it to the broil setting.
  5. Thread the marinated paneer cubes and vegetables onto the skewers alternately.
  6. Place the skewers on the grill or in the oven on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  7. Cook the paneer tikka for about 15-20 minutes or until the paneer is lightly charred and cooked through. If using the oven, you can also broil for the last couple of minutes to get a slightly crispy texture on the edges.
  8. Once done, remove the skewers from the heat and serve hot.
  9. Garnish with lemon wedges and fresh coriander leaves.

Paneer tikka is best served hot as an appetizer or as a side dish with some green chutney and salad. Enjoy your delicious Paneer Tikka!

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