Paneer Tikka – Pan Grilled

Paneer Tikka Pan grilled

Paneer Tikka pan-grilled is today’s recipe. It is a delicious appetizer for any occasion. Almost everyone loves paneer, especially the kids and this is such a quick and easy recipe. It is a good source of protein, Vitamin B12, and many other good vitamin sources.

How to make Paneer Tikka ?

Marination is the important part, the paneer has to be marinated in the yogurt marinade mentioned in the recipe below for at least 2 hours or overnight, the longer it is marinated, the better it tastes. The marinade also contains ginger garlic paste, spices. If you are able to get Shaan’s tandoori masala you do not have to add other spices mentioned. However, you can also skip it and just use the spices mentioned in the recipe.

I used my stovetop to grill it. The outer coating turns out crispy while the paneer remains soft from the inside. It is preferable to make it just before serving so that the texture is maintained. I get great reviews from anyone who has had them. So this is definitely a safe bet to try!

Paneer grilling in pan

Paneer grilling in pan

 

Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka - Pan Grilled

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious appetizer based on Indian cuisine and perfect for parties and potlucks.



To make home-made garam masala:’Garam Masala’  is a blend of ground spices. Heat a pan and dry roast and powder black pepper, cinnamon, clove, bay leaf, cumin, cardamom in equal proportions, and store in an airtight container.
To make paneer at home: The paneer (Indian cheese) is readily available in Indian groceries or whole foods but paneer can be easily made at home by adding 1/2 cup of lemon to 1/2 a gallon of boiling milk and straining the curdled milk into a muslin or cheesecloth and removing all the water. The cheese can then be cut into cubes or desired shapes.I used the store-bought paneer for this recipe.
chaat masala: This is available in Indian groceries and is a spice mix of dried mango powder, ginger, cumin, coriander, black pepper, and asafoetida

Ingredients


For Marinade:

  • 1 cup of plain yogurt (whey and water removed )
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp of Shaan’s tandoori masala(optional)
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp powdered fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed
  • Paneer cut into big squares
  • salt to taste
  • 3- 4 tsp oil


Directions

  1. Make a paste of the marinade.
  2. Mix the paneer in the marinade and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Heat a pan, spray some oil and cook the paneer on both sides for about 3 to 4 minutes until it is cooked.
  4. Squeeze a little bit of lemon and sprinkle a little chaat masala if you like.
  5. You could also grill a few vegetables like bell peppers and onions to go with it.
  6. Paneer Tikka can be served with mint chutney or ketchup.

Grilled Paneer

paneer on the grill pan

5 from 4 votes
Paneer Tikka Pan grilled
Paneer Tikka Pan Grilled
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 

A very delicious appetizer made with Paneer marinated in a spicy yogurt sauce and grilled on a pan or oven

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cottage cheese, pan grilled, Paneer tikka
Ingredients
For Marination
  • 1 cup Plain yogurt 1 cup of plain yogurt (whey and water removed )
  • 1 tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 – 2 tsp Shaan's tandoori masala (optional)
  • 2 tsp Kashmiri Chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1 tsp powdered fenugreek leaves
  • 1/2 slice lemon juice
  • 1 block Paneer Cut into big squares
  • 3-4 tbsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt or as desired (Shaan Masala also has enough salt)
Instructions
  1. Make a paste of the marinade.

  2. Mix the paneer in the marinade and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  3. Heat a pan , spray some oil and cook the paneer on both sides for about 3 to 4 minutes until it is cooked.

  4. Squeeze a little lemon and sprinkle a little Chaat masala while serving if you like.

  5. You could also grill a few vegetables like bell peppers and onions  to go with it.

  6. Paneer Tikka can be served with mint chutney or ketchup.

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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Izzie's Kitchen
    March 30, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Gorgeous!

    • Reply
      InspiresN
      March 30, 2017 at 10:49 am

      Thank you so much Shadee!

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    cookandenjoyrecipes
    May 31, 2017 at 10:21 pm

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  • Reply
    Ramyarecipes
    May 8, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    How I missed this beautiful post.. Super yummy 😋

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      May 17, 2018 at 12:14 am

      Thank you dear , this was an old post before we connected I think.Thank you so much!

  • Reply
    Richa
    July 6, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    Looks amazing!!!❤

  • Reply
    Diane
    January 22, 2019 at 11:06 pm

    Perfectly cooked!!!

  • Reply
    Lathiya
    September 8, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    That’s so tempting. Delicious.

  • Reply
    Sonila
    September 30, 2020 at 10:23 am

    So yummy!! I would love to add this over a salad:))). Love pan grilled cheeses.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      September 30, 2020 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you so much Sonila! Yes this would be a great addition to salad.

  • Reply
    Nart at Cooking with Nart
    October 14, 2020 at 4:35 am

    5 stars
    I love paneer and am always looking for new paneer recipes. This one is really good. Love it!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      October 14, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      So glad to hear you love Paneer as well .This recipe is really delicious .Thank you so much Nart , for the wonderful feedback and review , much appreciated!

  • Reply
    Relle
    October 14, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Wow this sounds great. Always looking for new recipes. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      October 14, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      You will absolutely love this dish. It is loaded with flavors .Thank you so much for the comments !

  • Reply
    LaRena
    October 16, 2020 at 4:42 am

    5 stars
    This sounds like a perfect cheese appetizer.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      October 16, 2020 at 2:25 pm

      Thank you so much Larena, it is a wonderful appetizer that is loved by most folks.

  • Reply
    Jacqueline
    October 16, 2020 at 6:30 am

    5 stars
    I love paneer but can’t buy it ready made where I live. I’ve been wanting to make some myself and this grilled paneer recipe is inspiring me to do it!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      October 16, 2020 at 2:29 pm

      Ah! I see . I used store bought paneer for my recipe . To make paneer at home is quite simple, by boiling milk , adding about two teaspoon of lemon and straining using a cheesecloth. However it will be easier if you have the ready made paneer . Hope you get to try this sometime. Enjoy! Thank you so much for the comments.

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    Ai
    October 16, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    5 stars
    Yum! I’ve never had paneer tikka but I love paneer and I love chicken tikka so I bet this is right up my alley!

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      InspiresNish
      October 16, 2020 at 2:32 pm

      Wonderful to know that you love Chicken Tikka , the masala aka spices used in the Paneer tikka is exactly the same . Pretty sure you will love this dish. I would love to hear if you try this .Thank you so much for stopping by!

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