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this is a quick paneer tikka recipe that does not require paneer cubes to be marinated for minutes or hours. a really quick snack that you can make with paneer and bell peppers. 

4.25 from 8 votes
total time:
30minutes

instant paneer tikka recipe with step by step photos – this is a quick recipe to make delicious paneer tikka at home. in this recipe, there is no time used up for marination. just mix everything and then fry the tikka pieces individually or skewered in a tooth pic. the best part is you can shallow fry or pan fry the paneer tikkas. you can even fry the tikka on a tava or griddle.

for ease of handling and frying, i have skewered the paneer and bell pepper cubes on a toothpick. this is totally optional. you can just fry the paneer and bell pepper cubes directly in the pan. i learnt this technique of using tooth pics for tikka recipes in my home science cooking classes. i still remember making a chicken tikka like this in the classes as well as home. well that recipe was different and this one is different.

for the marination, yogurt is not used. to bind the spices to the paneer cubes, i have used besan or gram flour. adding besan not only makes the tikka crisp but the paneer cubes also don’t get stuck to the pan or kadai while frying.

i have used yellow bell pepper/capsicum to complement the paneer. apart from bell peppers, you can also use onions or baby corn or even potatoes. if using baby corn or potatoes, then parboil them before adding to the marination.

this quick snack of paneer tikka can be good starter or a cocktail snack for festive occasions like diwali. they are also good for parties. you can easily double or triple this recipe and adjust the amount of spices as per your choice. few more paneer tikka recipes which you may like are:

  1. dry paneer tikka
  2. paneer tikka on stove top
  3. achari paneer tikka
  4. malai paneer tikka recipe
  5. hariyali paneer tikka on tawa or pan

you can make paneer at home on stove top or even in microwave. homemade paneer is much better than the one bought from market. to make this recipe vegan, substitute paneer with tofu.

serve paneer tikka hot with udina chutney or even tomato sauce.

few other popular paneer snacks recipes on blog are:

  1. paneer pizza recipe
  2. paneer pakora recipe
  3. paneer sandwich recipe
  4. paneer cutlet recipe
  5. paneer popcorn recipe

quick paneer tikka recipe below:

quick paneer tikka recipe

4.25 from 8 votes
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:30 mins
this is a quick paneer tikka recipe that does not require paneer cubes to be marinated for minutes or hours. a really quick snack that you can make with paneer and bell peppers. 
quick paneer tikka recipe, instant paneer tikka recipe
Course:appetizers, snacks
Cuisine:north indian
Servings:2
Calories:306kcal
Author:dassana

INGREDIENTS FOR quick paneer tikka recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

main ingredients for paneer tikka

  • 125 to 150 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 small capsicum - green, red or yellow (bell pepper or shimla mirch)
  • oil for shallow frying or pan frying
  • chopped coriander leaves or mint leaves for garnishing (optional)

for marination

  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoon ginger garlic paste (adrak lahsun ka paste) OR approx 2-3 garlic + ½ inch ginger crushed to a paste in a mortar-pestle
  • 1 to 1.5 tablespoon besan (gram flour)
  • 1 to 2 pinches turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder) or as required
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala or as required
  • ½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds) - coarsely crushed in a mortar-pestle
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon lemon juice or as required
  • salt as required

HOW TO MAKE quick paneer tikka recipe

preparation for quick paneer tikka

  • cut the paneer and bell pepper in cubes or small squares.
  • mix all the ingredients listed under marination well.
  • add the paneer and bell pepper and to this mixture and mix well so that the cubes are evenly coated.
  • skewer the paneer and bell pepper cubes alternately on toothpicks.

making quick paneer tikka

  • heat oil for shallow frying in a kadai or pan till medium hot.
  • add the skewered paneer tooth pics in the oil and shallow fry till light golden and crisp.
  • don't fry a lot as the paneer cubes will become dense.
  • fry the paneer tikka in batches.
  • drain on kitchen paper napkins.
  • whiles serving paneer tikka, sprinkle some chaat masala & black salt & lemon juice along with chopped coriander leaves or mint leaves on the paneer tikka.
  • serve paneer tikka hot with mint yogurt chutney or even tomato sauce.

RECIPE TIPS

  • the spices can be adjusted as per your requirements.
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simple steps to make quick paneer tikka recipe:

1. take paneer and bell pepper cubes in a bowl. add all the ingredients except oil and mix well.

paneer cubes

2. skewer the paneer and bell pepper cubes alternately on toothpicks.

skewer the paneer pieces

3. heat oil for shallow frying in a kadai or pan till medium hot. add the skewered paneer tooth pics in the oil.

fry the paneer cubes

4. shallow fry till light golden and crisp. avoid frying too much as the paneer cubes become dense. fry the paneer tikka in batches.

fry paneer to make paneer tikka

5. drain the fried paneer tikka pieces on kitchen paper napkins to remove excess oil.

fried paneer for paneer tikka recipe

whiles serving paneer tikka, sprinkle some chaat masala, black salt and lemon juice along with chopped coriander leaves. serve paneer tikka hot with mint yogurt chutney or even tomato sauce.

quick paneer tikka recipe

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dassana
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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26 comments/reviews

  1. Made this today… it was yummy!!!!

    • Thanks Nia

  2. Hi can I put this in the oven after marinating?

    • allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes and then you can bake in the oven.

  3. Can I put that marinated paneer for 24hrs in a fridge and then fry..is it possible.i mean if taste remains sAme??

    • yes inderpreet, you can do this way. taste will be better as marinations for some hours gives a better taste. just let the paneer come to room temperature before frying.

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