Home Made Spicy Panner Tikka

I am a big fan of Paneer. And spicy Paneer Tikka is a dawat for me. I usually order the dish when i go to restaurant, if i am not ordering any non-veg starter.

One day i decided to try Paneer Tikka at home. Got all the ingredients and patiently cooked the dish. To my surprise, it turns out amazing. Although, few changes are required but still the dish was OK. Later many times,i tried this and finally i became successful. The end result was awesome, mouthwatering. My kids were so glad and all finished in one go.

Paneer Tikka is a spicy Indian dish which is a great alternative to chicken or other meat starter dishes.

Paneer Tikka is made up of Paneer chunks and veggies marinated in yogurt and spices. Add a little bit tanginess with lemon juice. This mouthwatering dish is very popular in Indian restaurants as an appetizer.

Best with Mint chutney. A dish containing simple Salad with chaat masala sprinkled, Mint chutney and home made Paneer Tikka will be a memorable dish in any party.

Paneer Tikka tastes awesome when serve hot. So if you are planning to prepare for a party, remember to marinate paneer in advance and start grilling when party is about to start.

The dish is usually made in Tandoor which is available in restaurant. But you can make it in hot Grill at home. If not oven, you can even make it on tawa (griddle).

Let's try this easy and spicy recipe today.

Cooking Time : 30 Minutes
Servings : 2 - 3

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 2 tsp Mustard oil (preferable, if you don't have, any other cooking oil)
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon juice
  • salt, to tase
  • 250 gram Paneer, Chunks
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup Tomato,diced
  • 1/2 cup Colored capsicum, diced
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
Recipe :
  1. Take a large bowl and beat the yogurt till smooth. If you are using plain yougurt, make sure to remove all water from it.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, coriander powder, chaat masala, garam masala, cumin powder, turmeric powder, salt and 1 tsp of oil to it. 
  3. Mix well to become a thick paste.
  4. Add all the diced vegetable and paneer in curd paste.
  5. Mix well. Let all the veggies and paneer gets well coated.
  6. Cover the marination and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  7. Take skewer and arrange paneer and veggies in evenly manner.
  8. Spread oil on griddle and and place the skewers on it. 
  9. Cook it for 2 - 3 minutes. Make sure they turn golden brown all the sides.
  10. Hot, Spicy paneer tikka is ready.
  11. Sprinkle some chaat masala and lemon juice just before serving.
  12. Serve hot with Mint chutney.

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