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December 26, 2012

Paneer Tikka Dry / Kabab (In oven & Frying Pan)

Paneer is one of the veggie delight which is rich in protein and very good for health . As this dish is baked or grilled the usage of oil is significantly very less , hence even very healthy. As a baked /grilled food generally are low in calories this serves as the best low calorie , healthy and tasty delight .

Paneer cubes 20-25
Onion medium 1
Capsicum 1 small
Bell Peppers (yellow, red,orange ) 3
Tomato 1 medium
Curd /Yogurt 1/2 cup
Lime juice 1 table spoon 
Chat masala 1/4 teaspoon
Garam masala 1/4 teaspoon- 
Ginger Garlic mince paste 1 .5 table spoon
Coriander  & cumin seeds powder 1 table spoon  each
Ajwain seeds  1/4 teaspoon
Black Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Turmeric powder (Optional) 1- 2  pinch 
Pepper Powder 2 -3 pinches
Red chili powder 1/4 -1/2 teaspoon (according to taste)
Salt for taste
Oil 2 table spoons

Cooking Time & Calories:
Preparing Time: 10 minutes
Marinating Time : 2  hours
Baking Time: 20 minutes
Baking temperature : 350 F
Calories : 180 to 200 

Step 1: Whisk the taken curd and  add garam masala, chat masala salt, chili powder, coriander-cumin powders,black salt,turmeric pepper powder,ajwain seeds,minced/crushed  ginger garlic paste , lime juice and mix all the ingredients well.
Step 2: Now add cubed paneer , now chop taken veggies into a triangular pieces or any shape according to your taste .Add them too to the whisked curd .Add a table spoon of Olive oil and mix them well such that all the pieces are coated with mixture of curd . 
Step 3: Marinate them for about two hours .Now take some tooth picks or skewers and skew the veggies .
Step 4: Preheat the oven to 350 F and arrange the skewed veggies on a baking sheet , spray or brush them with  oil and allow them to grill in oven for about 10  minutes
Step 5: After 10 minutes take out the skewers , turn them  to other side and again spray some more oil on them ,bake for another 10 minutes .
Step 6: Sprinkle chat masala , lime juice and onion slice before serving .


  • Mince/ crush the ginger garlic paste for better taste
  • Marination is  the secret behind  the  taste , so marination time is directly proportional to taste.
  • You can use all different colored peppers for better presentation.
  • If you do not have oven or grill,take a  non stick pan/flat pan heat some oil. Keep the skewered paneer on the non stick pan and fry the paneer and veggies till cooked. Frying makes the veggies and paneer a little crispy than baking or grilling .
  • Just to ensure that you have a smooth frying experience… add some corn flour to the marinade as it avoids the paneer from sticking to the pan.
  •  Oil is applied to the paneer and veggies to avoid them from becoming dry.
  • Don’t overcook the paneer as they then become rubbery, dry and hard. the paneer should be soft, well cooked and yet succulent. its better to bake the panneer tikka at lower temperatures for some more time than at higher temperatures.
  • The extra marinade can be applied or brushed on the paneer tikka before baking/grilling them. 
  • When you bake the skewers they may burn , so to avoid them from burning soak them in hot / cold water while you marinate the paneer and veggies , take them before baking/grilling and skew the veggies .You can sprinkle or spray a little oil so that panner or veggies don't stick to the skewers .

1 comment:

  1. awesome . step by step pictures..looks so delicious and beautiful. thankyou for shearing. non-veg Recipe