Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hariyali Paneer Tikka Recipe

Hariyali Paneer Tikka is a delicious North Indian dish made with paneer. Paneer is marinated in hariyali paste/green chutney along with spices and then grilled. It is a great evening time snack. It is ideal for parties and get togethers. It also goes well with rotis and can be used as a stuffing when making kathi rolls. Today we will learn how to make Hariyali paneer following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Hariyali Paneer Tikka Recipe

Hariyali Paneer Tikka

Hariyali Paneer Tikka

 Prep Time : 15 mins (excluding marinating time)
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Recipe CategoryStarters-Paneer
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Paneer - 200 grams
   Capsicum - 1
   Tomato - 1 big
   Onion - 1
   Bamboo skewers

   For the Hariyali Paste/chutney

   Coriander leaves - 1 cup
   Mint leaves - 1/2 cup
   Ginger - 1 inch paste
   Garlic - 2-3 cloves
   Green chillies - 2
   Lemon juice - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Hung curd* - 1/4 cup
   Salt to taste

   Spices and other ingredients

   Roasted gram flour/besan - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder - 1 tsp
   Coriander powder - 2 tsp
   Cumin powder - 1 tsp
   Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
   Chat masala - 1/4 tsp
   Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp
   Carom seeds/ajwain -1/4 tsp
   Oil - 1 tbsp
   Salt needed


Grind together coriander leaves, mint leaves, garlic, ginger, green chilli, lemon juice, salt and hung curd to a fine paste. This is the hariyali paste.

Soak the bamboo skewers in water for 2 hours to prevent it from burning when grilling.

Cut paneer into cubes. Cut onion and capsicum into square shaped pieces. Remove the seeds of tomato and cut into square shaped pieces.

green chutney paneer


In a wide bowl, add the chutney or hariyali paste, then add all the ingredients mentioned under "Spices and other ingredients". Add salt only if required as we have already added to the chutney.

Mix well and add the paneer cubes and the vegetables.

green chutney paneer tikka recipe

Mix well to coat the paneer and the vegetables. Marinate for an hour.

After 1 hour

Now thread the marinated paneer cubes and the vegetables alternatively onto a bamboo skewer.

how to make hariyali paneer tikka

Heat a tawa and place the skewers on it. Drizzle oil all over it. Fry on low heat.

Rotate the skewer 2-3 times for even cooking and drizzle more oil over it.

hariyali paneer tikka recipe

Fry until the paneer and the vegetables turn brown on the edges. You can also grill it.

Remove from skewer and serve with onion rings, lemon wedges and green chutney.

It is a fantastic tea time snack and makes a perfect party starter.

Oven method

Preheat the oven at 180 degree C. Line the middle rack of the oven with aluminum foil, place the arranged skewers, grill for 20 minutes (180 degree C) or until the edges of the paneer starts browning.

Note - Hung curd* -Tie curd in a muslin cloth for 3-4 hours for the excess water in the curd to drain. Discard the water and use the thick, creamy curd.  You can use thick curd also.

You can do this without skewers also.

More Paneer Recipes in the link below 

Paneer Recipes

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  1. give a paste with south Indian flavour. can grilling be done in microwave with grilling facility? any tikka other than paneer?

  2. Tried this today, came out really well, thx for sharing this recipe


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