quick paneer tikka recipe, instant paneer tikka recipe
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quick paneer tikka recipe

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. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: appetizers, snacks
Cuisine: north indian
Servings: 2
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Dassana Amit


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


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.


  • The spices can be adjusted as per your requirements.


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 1190mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1940IU | Vitamin C: 76.5mg | Calcium: 303mg | Iron: 0.9mg