15 Mins Paneer Tikka Recipe

15 Mins Paneer Tikka Recipe (Instant Paneer Tikka) with step by step photos and video recipe – is popular Indian starter or snack that can be made at home very easily. This is a quick and easy 15 minute recipe to make delicious instant paneer tikka at home.

This Paneer Tikka is spiced and tawa-fried quickly in oil for a savory Indian snack. It can be served deliciously on its own, or with other sauces and dips.

Paneer tikkas are delicious high in protein easy to make and very tempting starter. As Paneer tikkas are made for snacks but you can make several dishes like kati rolls, paneer tikka pizza or paneer tikka masala with them.

Addition of veggies are as per your choice, I have used green peppers, onions and tomatoes. You can skip any or use other like broccoli, mushroom. But I would say keep onions and green pepper. This will add some crunchy and fresh flavors with soft paneer.

It’s a perfect starter for any sort of parties, especially for a barbecue one or the kids’ theme parties. Here is how you can impress your guests by making
this all-time favourite party starter at home – and that too quite quickly and easily using a simple non-stick tawa.

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#Serving Suggestion:  Serve paneer tikka as an appetizer or starter with lemon wedges and mint-coriander chutney on side. You can even make this for small parties or even for cocktail parties.

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15 Mins Paneer Tikka Recipe

Instant Paneer Tikka Recipe is popular Indian starter or snack that can be made at home very easily. This is a quick and easy 15 minute recipe to make delicious instant paneer tikka at home.
Course Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 skewers
Calories 50kcal
Author Achala

Ingredients

for marination :

  • 2 tbsp besan
  • 2 tbsp hung curd
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp mustard oil
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • A pinch of hing
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

for paneer tikka :

  • ½ cup onion cubed cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup capsicum cubed cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup tomato cubed cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ½ cup or 150 gms fresh paneer cubed cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 tbsp oil for cooking

for serving :

  • Mint-coriander chutney as required
  • 1 tsp chaat masala or as required
  • 2 lemon wedges

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Instructions

preparing marination for paneer tikka :

  • Collect all the required ingredients.
  • Take a bowl and add besan and hung curd.
  • Now add all the spice powders like salt, kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, and garam masala powder.
  • Then add grated ginger-garlic paste, chaat masala, and lemon juice.
  • Mix it well.
  • Add in mustard oil.
  • Again mix everything well. Our marination is ready.
  • Add the cubed paneer, bell pepper, onion, and tomato. Make sure that size of veggie and paneer pieces are same.
  • Gently mix everything, taking care to not break the paneer. I found this easiest to do with my hands.
  • All the pieces should be coated with marinade very well.

making paneer tikka :

  • Line a plate with aluminium foil or butter paper.
  • Start arranging the paneer, onion, tomato and pepper on a toothpick, alternating with each other.
  • Order does not matter, you can arrange veggies and paneer according to your preference.
  • This should make 18-20 toothpick skewers.
  • Heat a tawa with 1 tbsp oil on medium heat.
  • Spread it evenly all over.
  • When the tawa is hot enough, place the skewers and shallow fry them on a low heat.
  • Keep checking and turning them around to all sides for even grilling.
  • Grill all the sides till it is golden brown about 1-2 minutes.
  • When they turn golden, transfer them to a kitchen paper napkins lined plate.
  • Fry the paneer tikka in batches.
  • Serve paneer tikka hot as a appetizer or snack with mint-coriander chutney.

Notes

  • It tastes super delicious when made with fresh homemade paneer to make more flavourful and soft tikkas.
  • Most importantly, you can add a smoky flavour to the tikkas by doing Dungar. Just burn a small piece of charcoal until it emits smoke and place it in a small bowl or katori and put the katori in the centre of the bowl over the marinated pieces. Then, pour a tbsp or 2 of ghee over the charcoal and cover with the lid. This gives a very beautiful smoky essence to the paneer tikkas.
  • Any paneer recipes taste better when accompanied with sliced raw onions and lemon wedges.
  • You can use Tofu instead of paneer, for making it vegan.
  • Adjust the amount of spices as per your choice.
  • I have not added any artificial color. Instead I have used kashmiri red chili powder. You can always  add more till you get nice red color because Kashmiri chili powder is not spicy compare to regular chili powder.
  • If making on tawa then always use non stick tawa.
  • Do not over cook paneer otherwise it will get tough and rubbery.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
15 Mins Paneer Tikka Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 38mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

How To Make Instant Paneer Tikka (Step By Step Instructions With Photos) :

preparing marination for paneer tikka :

1. Collect all the required ingredients.

2. Take a bowl and add besan and hung curd.

3. Now add all the spice powders like salt, kashmiri red chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, and garam masala powder.

4. Then add grated ginger-garlic paste, chaat masala, and lemon juice.

5. Mix it well.

6. Add in mustard oil.

7. Again mix everything well. Our marination is ready.

8. Add the cubed paneer, bell pepper, onion, and tomato. Make sure that size of veggie and paneer pieces are same.

9. Gently mix everything, taking care to not break the paneer. I found this easiest to do with my hands.

10. All the pieces should be coated with marinade very well.

making paneer tikka :

1. Line a plate with aluminium foil or butter paper.

2. Start arranging the paneer, onion, tomato and pepper on a toothpick, alternating with each other.

3. Order does not matter, you can arrange veggies and paneer according to your preference.

4. This should make 18-20 toothpick skewers.

5. Heat a tawa with 1 tbsp oil on medium heat.

6. Spread it evenly all over.

7. When the tawa is hot enough, place the skewers and shallow fry them on a low heat.

8. Keep checking and turning them around to all sides for even grilling.

9. Grill all the sides till it is golden brown about 1-2 minutes.

10. When they turn golden, transfer them to a kitchen paper napkins lined plate.

11. Fry the paneer tikka in batches.

12. Serve paneer tikka hot as a appetizer or snack with mint-coriander chutney.

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