Bake it in the oven, cook on the tandoor, grill them on the barbecue or just cook them on the tawa, this is one dish that will vanish the minute its on the table. We normally like to eat this as a side dish to any dal recipe.


205 gms paneer (Firm cottage cheese), cut in 2 inch cubes
1 capsicum, cut in square pieces 2 inches
1 onion or Leek, cut in squares, 2 inches
1/2 cup thick yogurt or 1/4 cup yogurt and 1/4 cup cream
2 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/4 tsp chat masala
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp tandoori masala
2 tbsp mozzrella cheese (optional)
1 tbsp oil
Juice of 1 lime
salt to taste
Wooden Skewers
warm water


  1. Combine all ingredients except paneer, capsicum and onions and mix well..
  2. Then add the paneer, capsicum and onions and mix well till all the pieces are coated with the paste.
  3. Marinate it for 4-5 hours, if you want marinate it overnight in the fridge.
  4. When ready to serve, soak the wooden skewers in hot water for at least 15 minutes. (This makes sure they do not burn in the oven).
  5. Arrange the paneer, capsicum and onions on the skewer, alternating with the three vegetables. Drizzle some oil on them
  6. Preheat the oven to 350 or the grill or heat a Tawa/ non stick Pan.
  7. Cook the tikkas till the are slightly browned on the edges.
  8. Serve with extra lime wedges.


Cham said...

This paneer tikka look delicious. I would love to have some right away, Medhaa

sashree said...

Thanx alott dear,I already sent to dosa mela,but i dont know........der izz no response....1ce again thanx alot for ur suggestions.....bu da way nice panner tikka...should try dis..:)

Namratha said...

This looks delicious Medhaa, nice pic!

ANJALI J. said...

it looks perfect.. restaurent style :D

Divya said...

First time on your blog Medhaa and i liked it a lot ...tikka looks delicious ..i m sure gonna make it soon..thanks for sharing

Sagari said...

this is a feast for vegetarians medha

Pearlsofeast said...

Hi medha , first time in ur space. Really cool, nice postings.Paneer looks great. Infact a great starter

Saswati said...

medha the panner tikka looks amazing...nice one:)

Pallavi said...

Looks yummy Medhaa. I do it with Tofu instead of the Paneer. And, zucchini makes a great combination too.

Trupti said...

hey medhaa,
paneer tikka looks delicious. i love this tikka

rohan said...

the recipe looks delicious..but what is tandoori masala? i have never heard of it.. is there any thing else which we can use instead of tandoori masala?

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