Feb 13, 2015

Best Paneer Tikka Recipe

Paneer tikka is one of the most requested recipe. Even though i have a stove top version. I always wanted to share a authentic version of it, which is made in oven. Finally i made it today and it turned out to be so good.

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Paneer Tikka made on Stove Top
Chilli Paneer
Butter Paneer
Paneer Cashew Curry

Paneer tikka has its binding agent gram flour, it is so healthy as well. It get its tangyness from lemon juice and chat masala..Totally finger licking good..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Marinating Time : Overnight
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Onion - 1 large cubed
Capsicum / Bell Pepper - 1 cubed
Tomatoes - 2 cubed and seeds removed
Ghee for drizzling on top
Chat Masala for sprinkling on top

For Marination:
Kashmiri Chilli Powder - 2 tblspn
Chat Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Kasuri Methi Leaves - 2 tsp
Gram Flour / Besan / Kadalai Mavu - 3 tblspn
Lemon Juice - 1 tsp or to taste
Salt to taste


Mix all ingredients for marination. Add in cubed veggies and paneer. Mix gently. Leave this to marinate for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 250 Degree C. Set the oven to grill mode. Line a baking tray with foil, brush with some ghee.

Now take skewers and skewer the veggies.

Pop it in oven and grill for 10 mins. Remove it, flip the skewer, grill for another 8 to 10 mins.

Remove it, brush with ghee, sprinkle chat masala.

Serve hot.

You need paneer, onion, capsicum, tomatoes

cut it like this

take your other ingredients

Take curd in a bowl

add in some kashmiri chilli powder

add in some chat masala powder

Add in cumin powder and turmeric powder

add in some garam masala powder

add in ginger garlic paste

add in kasuri methi leaves

add in some gram flour

some salt

squeeze in some lemon juice

mix really well

add in capsicum

some tomatoes

some onions

mix well

add in paneer cubes

toss well

now take your skewers

start skewering

add a onion cube

add in capsicum cube

add in paneer cube.

repeat like this

all done

brush some ghee on a tray

place the tikka skewers and grill them

this is how it looks after 10 mins

flip them over

this is how it looks after 10 more mins of grilling

now take some ghee

brush it over hot tikka

sprinkle some chat masala


enjoy with onion slices and lemon wedges


  1. Really superb when we want to eat something tasty but meatless...gr8 job done

  2. Aarthi.. Thanks for ur recipe.

    I have one idea. As u have plenty of recipe, if I haven't bookmarked can't able do find. So y don't u start android app.

    If its in app form can able to search even without internet. So pls consider this request.

  3. Aarthi if u have variation in any recipe pls input what is d variation u have done. Pls it s my humble request. Pls

  4. Its another way of grilling rather than oven

  5. Omg really u r grttt Arthi.. Yesterday tried pander tikka its was fantastic I n my hubby enjoyed it.. Awesomeee..

  6. osm ., Lip smacking delactable recipe, i luv paneer. i think your food blog is so good one , when compared to other your site would be make as brief visual treat on images its so too good., but pls post every day keep an one post publish method., it would be expect & reach to all.

  7. whatscookingswapnaMarch 1, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    The best blog I have seen ....as showing step by step recipes r really hard work....keep up the good work.

  8. Hi..Can i shallow fry d paneer tikka in a pan?

  9. Same procedure for chicken also plz let me knw

  10. @Ayesha Khancheck this link

  11. Hi....How can we use rod for grill which comes with morphy richards 40L otg

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  13. the preheating should be done in grill mode or in baking mode.. because i have preheat options for both the modes.. pls guide..

  14. Could we grill it in a microwave in the grill mode? If so is it viable to use the aluminium foil?

  15. @Nimznot sure about microwave grill mode. you cannot use foil

  16. wow..nice recipe..mam can v deep fry it for few minute
    if not making in oven

  17. How do we get to cut perfect paneer blocks? I have difficulty sometime because they break while cutting

  18. Real taste of tikka is from Mustard Oil. try replacing ghee with mustard oil.

  19. Hi...
    Superb receipe.
    Will b trying it.
    But I dnt have oven.
    Can I use griller instead of oven??
    Is der nyother option except oven?

  20. Aarthi, you have to dry roast the besanwith some ajwain before adding to the marinade... And also heat some mustard oil and then cool it and add while marinating paneer/chicken...

  21. Hi Aarti
    How are you?
    I see your recipes on Facebook in notifications only but not on the actual facebook.
    This is a great recipe.
    I love it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy holidays.


  22. Hi Aarthi!
    Thanks so much for posting this recipe. I will surely try it. I have tried other recipes but the paneer turned out to be too dry. So I am curious to try your recipe. One question: when you suggest that marinade can be left overnight, should it stay out or in the fridge?
    Thanks so much!

  23. @Durgayes it has to be marinated in fridge

  24. How can we prevent skewers from burning.pls help

  25. While grilling , do we have to place the baking tray in the center rack or the highest rack ?? I am using a morphy richards OTG ..

  26. Can i use normal yoghurt instead of greek yoghurt?


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