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Quick paneer tikka

By: Abhinaya
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks
Servings: 3
Time to Prepare: 30 Mins


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

For marination:

1 to 1.5 tsp ginger garlic paste (approx 2-3 garlic + inch ginger crushed to a paste in a mortar-pestle)
1 to 1.5 tbsp besan or gram flour
a pinch or two pinches of turmeric powder/haldi
tsp ajwain or carom seeds, coarsely crushed in a mortar-pestle
tsp red chili powder/lal mirch powder or as required
tsp coriander powder/dhania powder
tsp cumin powder/jeera powder
tsp chaat masala or as required
tsp garam masala powder
to 1 tsp lemon juice or as required
salt as required


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.
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 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.

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