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Authentic Recipe of Paneer Tikka. Mouthwatering Indian Traditional Grilled Cottage Cheese from Punjab.

Paneer Tikka is an Indian dish made with grilled chunks of cottage cheese. The cheese is marinated in a blend of spices and is popular in Punjab.

Things to know about Paneer Tikka Recipe

The Indian Traditional Grilled Cottage Cheese is a vegetarian recipe made with chunks of cottage cheese that are marinated in spices. The cheese is then grilled or baked. The dish is often made with gravy and is called Paneer Tikka Masala.

If served in a wrap, the dish is called Paneer Tikka Roll. The word “Paneer” means “cottage cheese” in Hindi, and “Tikka” means “cutlet.”

The dish is popularly served at local restaurants called “Dhabas” in Punjab. A variety of ingredients are needed to make this delicious recipe.

Mouthwatering Indian Traditional Grilled Cottage Cheese from Punjab. Authentic Recipe of Paneer Tikka.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: पनीर टिक्का
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes


Servings 5 People
Calories / Serving 141 kcal


  • 150 grams (5.29 oz) Greek Yougurt
  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 2 tbsp Mustard Oil
  • 2 tsp Ground Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Fenugreek Seeds Crushed
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Mint Chopped
  • 300 graams (10.58 oz) Cottage Cheese Cubes
  • 1 pc Onion Large
  • 1 pc Bell Pepper Large
  • 3 tbsp Lemon Juice
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  • Take a bowl and whisk the yogurt.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, mustard oil, coriander powder, Chaat Masala, Kashmiri red chili powder, Garam Masala, fenugreek seeds, and salt.
  • Whisk all the ingredients and add lemon juice, cilantro, and mint.
  • Add the cheese cubes, bell pepper, and onion. Mix everything well.
  • Marinate the mixture for an hour.
  • Take a skewer and alternately arrange the onion, cheese, and bell pepper.
  • Spray the Tikka with oil spray.
  • Bake the Paneer Tikka at 450°For 232°C in an oven.
  • Remove the Tikka and sprinkle Chaat Masala and serve.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Healthy Diet Recipe Vegetarian Recipes
Religious Cooking Halal Recipes


Calories: 141kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 10gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.002gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 442mgPotassium: 151mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 307IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Indian Traditional Grilled Cottage Cheese, Paneer Tikka Recipe, पनीर टिक्का
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Cooking tip for making Paneer Tikka

  • Do not overcook the cheese, or it will become chewy and tough.
  • You can use any vegetable of your choice.

What to serve with Paneer Tikka?

Serve the Paneer Tikka with cilantro sauce.

Variations of Paneer Tikka

You can use curd instead of yogurt but do not use runny curd. It should be thick. You can marinate overnight as well.

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