Dine with Danika


Spicy and delicious restaurant style paneer tikka

This party appetiser tastes awesome.

Cuisine: Indian
Serve as: Appetiser

Paneer tikka is a popular north indian starter that can be prepared at home easily. This paneer tikka recipe produces a delightful dish that vegetarians and meat eaters can enjoy with Indian flavour and spice.

Ideally, the paneer should be cooked in a tandoor, but if you don't have access to one a super hot grill will do the job nicely.

Enjoy these paneer tikkas as an evening snack or serve them as a party appetiser this weekend.

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 28 minutes

Quantity: 4 servings


  • hung yoghurt 250ml
  • garlic paste 1tbsp
  • ginger paste 1tbsp
  • mustard oil 1tbsp
  • fresh lime juice 2tbsp
  • salt  1tsp
  • tandoori orange colour ¼ tsp (optional)
  • garam masala ½tsp
  • black pepper ½tsp
  • kashmiri red chili powder 2tsp
  • green chilies 2, finely chopped
  • 500g  paneer cubes cut into 3.5cm
  • large capsicums 2
  • large tomatoes 2
  • large onion 1
  • Oil to taste

Preparation method

  1. Take the hung curd in a bowl and add in all the spices, ginger-garlic paste, lemon juice and vegetable oil
  2. Whisk it together until it becomes a smooth consistency
  3. Marinate the paneer cubes in the curd mixture for two hours
  4. Cut the onion into large chunks. Deseed and cut the tomato and capsicum into large chunks.
  5. Assemble each skewer with one cube of marinated paneer, followed by a piece of onion and bell pepper
  6. Repeat till skewer is full, changing the color of the bell pepper each time
  7. Brush the grill with some oil and place the skewers on the hot surface
  8. Grill on all sides for about 2 minutes
  9. Top it up with a squeeze of lemon and serve hot, with mint chutney