Paneer Tikka (Home Style)


Summary: Complemented by fresh spinach and ginger, these little panee tikka cubes are the the perfect veggie party snack. Serve with a mint yoghurt dip to keep it fresh.


  1. Cottage cheese (paneer) 500 grams
  2.  Oil for shallow frying       2 tbsp
  3.  Chilies, finely chopped    2 green
  4. Yellow bell pepper, finely chopped 1/4 small
  5. Red bell pepper, finely chopped 1/4 small
  6. Green capsicum, finely chopped  1/4 small
  7. Red chilli powder + for sprinkling 1/2 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp
  9. Garam masala powder 1/4 tsp
  10. Chaat masala 1 1/2 tsp
  11. Juice of lemon 1/2 lemon
  12. Bhuna masala 30 grams
  13. Grated cheese for garnishing


1. Cut cottage cheese into 2 inch thick cubes. Scoop out a little cottage cheese and make small pockets in the cubes. Crumble the scooped cottage cheese and keep aside.
2. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a non stick pan. Add green chillies and sauté for half a minute.
3. Add yellow bell pepper, red bell pepper, green capsicum and mix well.
4. Add 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, tirmeric powder, garam masala powder, 1/2 tsp chaat masala and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
5. Add lemon juice and mix well. Add the crushed paneer, bhuna masala and mix well. Transfer the filling in a bowl.
6. Heat oil in a non stick pan.
7. Stuff the cottage cheese pockets with the filling and place in the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
8. Sprinkle remaining red chilli powder, remaining chaat masala and little salt on the canapés. Cook turning sides till evenly golden.
9. Transfer onto a serving plate. Garnish with grated cheese and serve.

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