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Paneer Tikka on tawa

Paneer Tikka

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Paneer Tikka is a delicious tandoori snack made from Paneer and veggies with marinated in spiced yogurt-based. It is popular Indian appetizer. Instead of grilling in oven, this recipe is made on tawa. Marination with spices and curd enhances its flavor and taste. It is a dry dish.

Ingredients – Interesting facts


  • Paneer is also known as Cottage cheese. But unlike other common cheese, it does not melt.
  • It can be made by curdling the milk with the help of lemon or vinegar and then draining the liquid.
  • Its texture ranges from soft and spongy to slightly firm and depends on for how long paneer is pressed after draining the liquid.
  • It is highly perishable product because of high moisture content.
  • It is an excellent source of protein. For vegetarians, it is a good alternative of meat products.


  • Lemons are a fruit produced by a lemon tree.
  • The name ‘Lemon’ has been derived from the Asian word which means ‘sour fruit’.
  • The sour taste of Lemon is because of its citric acid content.
  • Lemon juice can be used to make beverages, like cocktails, lemonade and soft drinks.
  • In early times, lemons used to be so rare that wealthy people used to present lemons to each other.
  • Lemon trees produce lemons throughout the year.
  • Because of high level of acidity, Lemon is also used for cleaning stains around the house.
  • Lemon Festival is celebrated in France in the month of February.


  • Salt is the most common ingredient in our kitchen.
  • It is present in each and every cell of our body.
  • Its Latin name is Sal from which the word “salary” is derived. It is believed that in the ancient times, the roman soldiers were paid in salt.
  • It is essential for life, but its excess intake poses health risk.


  • Ginger is a rhizome (an underground stem) and not a root.
  • India is the largest producer of Ginger.
  • In India, use of ginger in medicine goes back to ancient times.
  • Its generic name is “Zingiber”. It is derived from the Greek word “zingiberis”, which comes from the Sanskrit name of the spice, “singabera”.


  • The intense smell and pungent taste of garlic comes from the large quantity of sulphur in it.
  • It has a great importance in Ayurveda.
  • Garlic is one of the oldest food flavorings used in ancient times.
  • Garlic is one of the oldest cultivated crops.
  • National Garlic Day is celebrated on April 19th in USA.

Cumin seeds

  • Cumin is believed to be originated from Egypt.
  • It is a drought-tolerant crop and grows in tropical regions.
  • Although it is called Cumin Seed, it is basically fruit of the cumin plant.
  • It is commonly known as Jeera in India.
  • Around 70% of the world’s cumin production is done in India.

Black Salt

  • Black salt or kala namak is not really black in colour. In its crystal form, it looks purple.
  • It is also known as “Himalayan black salt”.
  • Historically, it is made from the salt rocks, mined in Himalayas region.

Recipe Details

Paneer Tikka

Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 3 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year





    • Take a bowl.
    • Add the below mentioned ingredients:
      • Curd – ½ cup

      • Kashmiri Red Chilli powder – 2 tbsp

      • Turmeric – ¼ tsp

      • Coriander powder – 1 tsp

      • Roasted Cumin powder – 1 tsp

      • Chaat masala – 1 tsp

      • Tandoori masala – 1 tbsp

      • Black Salt – ½ tsp

      • Salt – ½ tsp (as per taste)

      • Kasuri Methi /Dry Fenugreek leaves – 1 tsp

      • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp

      • Crushed Ginger-Garlic – 1 tbsp

      • Besan (gram flour) – 4 tbsp

      • Hot Mustard oil- 2 tbsp (instead of Mustard oil any oil can be used)

    • Mix well.

    • Now add the below mentioned ingredients and mix gently:
      • Capsicum – ½ cup

      • Onion – ½ cup

      • Paneer (Cottage cheese) – 300 gm

    • Keep aside for 30 minutes for marination.

Stick Preparation

    • Take a Skewer.
    • Arrange the paneer and vegetables on skewer in alternative order as below:
      • Capsicum

      • Paneer

      • Onion


    • Spread a little Oil on a hot tawa.
    • Place the skewers on tawa
    • Roast all sides on low flame.

Paneer Tikka is ready.

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