Tandoori Paneer Tikka

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Ratings (52)
  • Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Prep: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
302 Calories
24g Fat
16g Carbs
9g Protein
(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 barbeque.


  • 30, 2" cubes of paneer (cottage cheese) - see recipe below
  • 3 tbsps Tandoori Masala (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 large onions cut into 1" square pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and cut into 2" cubes
  • 1 green bell pepper, deseeded and cut into 2" cubes
  • 5-6 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 2 tbsps Chaat Masala - available at most Indian grocery stores
  • Lemon wedges to garnish

Steps to Make It

Mix 2 1/2 tbsps of Tandoori Masala with the yogurt, 2 tbsps cooking oil and salt to taste and make a smooth paste.

Put the paneer chunks in a bowl and pour the above Tandoori paste on to it. Mix gently to coat all the paneer well. Cover and keep in the refrigerator to marinate for two hours.

Mix the remaining 1/2 tbsp of Tandoori Masala with the onion pieces to coat them well.

Thread the marinated paneer, onion and green and red bell pepper pieces onto bamboo skewers in a combination of your choice.

Preheat your grill on medium. Put the paneer skewers on it and brush with a little cooking oil. Grill till paneer is light golden and the onions soft. Do not overcook or the paneer will become rubbery.

Remove onto a plate and sprinkle with Chaat Masala. Squeeze some lemon juice over the paneer skewers, garnish with lemon wedges and serve piping hot!