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Tandoori Paneer Tikka Recipe

A delicious paneer recipe that is a great starter loved by both kids and adults alike.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword paneer recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Marination Time 3 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 259kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 400 gms paneer /cottage cheese cut into 1 inch long and 1/4 inch thick pieces
  • 1 large bell pepper /capsicum cut into 1 inch squares
  • 1 medium size onion cut into small squares
  • 2 tbs[ hung curd/yogurt or thick curd/yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste or crushed ginger garlic
  • 1 to 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder /haldi
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp dhania powder / coriander powder
  • 1 tsp dry mango powder / amchur powder
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt to taste


  • Take a bowl and add the paneer, capsicum and onion in it. 
  • Add yogurt, ginger garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, amchur powder, black pepper powder, salt, chat masala to the paneer cubes and mix well to fully coat the paneer with it. 
  • Marinate this paneer cubes for at least 30 minutes or 2 hours in the refrigerator. 
  • Heat a grill pan and place the paneer cubes, capsicum, and onion and drizzle some oil on it. 
  • Grill till the paneer is browned on one side. Flip over the other side and cook till brown. Serve hot immediately.



  • Choose good quality paneer. It should be firm and not crumbly as it will break apart if you make with the crumbly paneer. 
  • You can bake, microwave, or grill on a charcoal or tandoor this recipe. 
  • Cumin powder and ajwain powder can be added for enhanced taste as well.