How To Make Restaurant Style Paneer Tikka At Home

If you are a tikka fan then you have try my restaurant style paneer tikka recipe.

Its super simple to make at home. Hardly takes 20 mins after an hour of marination.

Juicy, succulent and crispy charred paneer tikka will melt in your mouth craving for more.

Paneer tikka

Things to know before we start with paneer tikka recipes-

  1. Choose fresh paneer. It will ensure that Tikka’s are soft.
  2. If you are using paneer that is refrigerated for long then simply place the paneer in some warm water(not hot water) until you are ready to use it.
  3. Using vegetables are optional but they are my fav part about tikka.
  4. Feel free to leave out any vegetable you don’t have.
  5. The way you cut paneer, onion, capsicum and tomato are important. Each should be almost equal in size.
  6. I prefer cutting huge cubes of paneer because they are easier to skewer and grill and will most likely not break while handling.
  7. Ensure that the vegetables size match the size of paneer. When chopping tomato remove the seed and pulp.

You can buy good chat masala from here.

More paneer recipes on the blog-

Paneer Lababdar

Paneer Kalimirch

Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala

Directions to make paneer tikka at home-

5 from 17 votes
How To Make Paneer Tikka At Home
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins

Paneer tikka is a grilled cottage cheese with vegetables. A tasty and healthy protein rich snack, party appetizer.

Course: Appetizer, dinner, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: grilled paneer, paneer tikka, paneer tikka recipe
Servings: 4 person
Author: Avin Kohli
For marination-
  • 2-3 Tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste Add chilli paste too if you'd like
  • 2 Tbsp Mustard Oil Can use olive oil too
  • 1 Tsp chaat masala
  • 1 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 Tsp Jeera Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala
  • 2-3 Tbsp Thick Curd or greek yougurt
  • 2 Tbsp Besan gram flour
  • 1/2 juiced lemon
For Tikka-
  • 250 gm Paneer Fresh Cottage Cheese
  • 1 cup onion, capsicum and tomato chopped in squares
To marinate-
  1. To marinade mix all the ingredients under marinate in a large bowl.

  2. Add the cottage cheese and onion, capsicum and tomato.

  3. Mix gently. I like to use my hands as it allows me to mix the tikka without breaking the paneer.

  4. Marinate for 60 mins. And maximum for 4 hours.

To Make tikkas-
  1. Once you are ready to grill them preheat the oven at 200C for 10 mins.

  2. Skewer the paneer, onion, capsicum and tomato alternatively.

  3. Grill in the middle for 20 min.

  4. If they are still not charred move to the top rack and grill for another 2-3 mins.

  5. Enjoy with coriander chutney!

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9 thoughts on “How To Make Restaurant Style Paneer Tikka At Home

  1. We all love paneer tikka at our house. I have never used mustard oil to marinate mine and I should try that next time for that added flavor.5 stars

  2. Paneer tikka is my family’s favourite starter. I always use roasted chana powder but never add besan, next time I will try your version of paneer tikka. Looks yummy5 stars

  3. I love paneer tikka and can easily make it into a main meal for myself. I find it is a healthier way to enjoy my favourite paneer. Love to add mushrooms besides the onion and peppers. The smokey flavours make this dish so enjoyable.5 stars

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  4. Paneer tikka is also favorite at our home. Your paneer tikka has turned out perfect, love the stepwise detailed recipe5 stars

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