Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Paneer Tikka Recipe-(oven and stove top method)

This a very popular and simple Indian dish in which paneer or cottage cheese is marinated in spices and grilled in a tandoor. I have used the oven (grill mode) and the tawa to prepare paneer tikka at home. It can be served as a as starter or as an accompaniment and is one of the easiest of all paneer dishes. Today we will learn How to make Paneer Tikka both oven and stove top method following this easy recipe.

Paneer Tikka

How to make Paneer Tikka-Oven and Stove top Method

Paneer Tikka

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategoryStarters-Snacks
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Paneer -200 grams
   Hung curd - 1/2 cup
   Cornflour - 2 tsp
   Red chilli powder -1 tsp
   Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
   Green Chilli paste - 1/2 tsp
   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Garam masala -1/2 tsp
   Cumin seed powder -1/4 tsp (preferably freshly dry roasted and ground)
   Carom seeds(Ajwain/omam)- 1/4 tsp (optional)
   Oil for brushing
   Salt to taste


   Onion -1
   Tomato - 1
   Capsicum -1

How to prepare hung curd

Tie the curd in a muslin cloth  and hang it over the sink for 2-3 hours to drain out the excess water.
(I used 250 grams Hatson curd to get 1/2 cup of hung curd)


Cut paneer into cubes. Peel and cut onion into quarters. Remove the seeds of tomato and capsicum and cut it in the same way as onions.

Keep the bamboo skewers dipped in water for half an hour to prevent it from burning.

You can put holes in the paneer before marinating as it tends to break if it is done after marinating.

In a bowl mix together hung curd, cornflour, red chilli powder, ginger garlic paste, green chilli paste, turmeric powder, garam masala, ajwain seeds, cumin powder and salt needed.

How to make paneer tikka

Marinate the paneer and capsicum in it for 1-2 hours.


After 2 hours

Preheat the oven for 15 minutes at 180 degree C.

Arrange the marinated paneer and vegetables including tomatoes in the skewers alternatively. You can use any combination you prefer. Brush it with a little oil.

Now line the middle rack of the oven with aluminum foil, place the arranged skewers, turn the switch to grill mode and grill for 20 minutes (180 degree C) or until the edges of the paneer starts browning.

Remove from skewers, drizzle a few drop of lemon juice over it and serve with thinly sliced raw onions and   green chutney. I love it without any side dish as it taste great on its own.

Stove top method or Tawa fried Paneer tikka

Those who do not have oven can prepare Paneer tikka using a tawa-

Paneer tikka using a tawa

After marinating the paneer, heat a tbsp of oil on a tawa and fry the paneer and vegetables in the tawa evenly until the edges have browned. (You can fry it separately or you can arrange it in skewers and fry it.)

Note- Do not over cook the paneer as it tends to become rubbery.

While grilling, you can turn the skewers once in between so that the paneer is grilled evenly.(switch off the oven, turn the skewers and then switch on- be very careful while doing this.You should wear a heat proof gloves)

You might like my Paneer Tikka Masala recipe also.

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  1. so yummy recipe Padhu

  2. Perfectly roasted tikkas!!mouthwatering...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  3. just yum .. looks awesome .. thanks for sharing

  4. lovely recipe Padhu. love the stove top method.

  5. That looks soo inviting! Lovely pictorial, too tempted to try it!

  6. Mindblowing tikka, irresistible and inviting.

  7. Super delicious !!! . Rush your delights for Fast Food Event - Noodles.

  8. looks delicious..Ongoing event " Party snacks",more detais : http://en-iniyaillam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/party-snacks-event-announcement.html

  9. Looks so amazing. I love grilled paneer.

  10. Delicious, these are hubby's favorite appetizers. This summer I made them umpteen times.


  11. Definitely its a treat for vegetarian, looks amazing!!

  12. Dear Bindumolleti

    Grill keeping at 180 degrees C

  13. wow... paneer tikkas look perfect.. delicious!!

  14. great taste easy to do thanks pls more such recires

  15. Yummy recipe padhu! I really like the way you write detailed procedures with small tips here and there. It's a treat to read your recipes n follow them!


  16. What does chilli paste in the recipe? ? How shud it b done?

    1. It is green chilli paste. Mix with the other ingredients to marinate the paneer.

  17. Hi padhu, tried the stove top method. Tasted good, where to get bamboo skewers

    1. You will get it in Nilgiris. I got it only from there.

  18. Hi Padhu

    I tired it..Yummy it was.. thank you

  19. Hi Padhu, thanks for the recipe! Can we also make this using the griller that comes with bread toaster?

    1. I have my own doubts but you can try and see.

  20. Should only capsicum be marinated or tomato and onion too should be marinated? Please explain padhu.

    1. Onion, tomato (remove seeds), capsicum, paneer all should be marinated.


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