Tandoori Paneer Tikka

Tandoori Paneer Tikka recipe

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  • Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Servings: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
302 Calories
24g Fat
16g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 302
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 9g
Calcium 95mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Soft, juicy chunks of paneer marinated in tandoori masala and then grilled with veggies! This is a great dish to serve at your next barbecue.


  • 3 tablespoons tandoori masala (homemade or store-bought, divided)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 5 to 6 tablespoons vegetable oil (or canola or sunflower cooking oil, divided)
  • Kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1/2 pound paneer (homemade or store-bought, cut into 30 (2-inch) cubes)
  • 1 large onion (cut into 1-inch square pieces)
  • 1 red bell pepper (deseeded and cut into 2-inch cubes)
  • 1 green bell pepper (deseeded and cut into 2-inch cubes)
  • 2 tablespoons chaat masala (available at Indian grocery stores)
  • Lemon juice (to taste)
  • Garnish: lemon wedges 

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Tandoori paneer tikka ingredients
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  2. Mix 2 1/2 tablespoons of tandoori masala with the yogurt, 2 tablespoons cooking oil, and salt to taste, and make a smooth paste.

    Tandori masala
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  3. Put the paneer chunks in a bowl and pour the tandoori paste over it. Mix gently to coat the paneer. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for two hours.

    Put paneer chunks in a bowl
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  4. Mix the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of tandoori masala with the onions to coat them well.

    Pour mixture over onions
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  5. Thread the marinated paneer, onion, and green and red bell pepper pieces onto bamboo skewers.

    Thread to bamboo skewers
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  6. Preheat your grill on medium.

    Preheat your grill
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  7. Place the paneer skewers on the hot grill and brush with a little cooking oil.

    Put skewers on grill
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  8. Grill until the paneer is light golden and the onions are soft. Do not overcook, or the paneer will become rubbery.

    Grill paneer
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  9. Remove onto a plate and sprinkle with chaat masala.

    Remove onto plate
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  10. Squeeze some lemon juice over the paneer skewers, garnish with lemon wedges, and serve hot.

    Squeeze lemon juice on skewers
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  11. Enjoy!