paneer tikka
Paneer Tikka
Written by Jayashree
Published on May 6, 2015

Paneer or cottage cheese is extensively used in Indian cooking . It is used in gravies, sabzies and snacks. Paneer tikka is a popular north indian snack ,often served as an appetiser. These tasty bits are ideal to binge on a holiday or at a party. It is made by marinating the cottage cheese  in a blend of spices along with a few veggies and later deep fried. This post is also a part of blog hop with the theme “appetisers” 

Ingredients :

  • cottage cheese 200 grams
  • onion 1
  • capscicum 1
  • oil for frying
For the marinade :
  • thick curd or yoghurt 1 cup
  • cumin powder 1tsp
  • coriander powder 1tsp
  • amchur powder 1/2tsp
  • chilly powder 1tsp
  • chat masala 1 tsp
  • ginger 1inch grated
  • salt to taste

To Make the Paneer Tikkas :

Cut cubes of paneer , onion and capscicum. The paneer should be kept in boiling water for atleast fifteen minutes before using it. Mix all the ingredients under the section ” For the marinade” Put these pieces into them and keep aside, preferably in the refrigerator for one hour. Later, deep fry and paneer tikka is ready to serve. 

Take a note : You can add garlic too if you want. Make a paste of ginger garlic and mix in the marinade.

Paneer Tikka

Cottage cheese or paneer cubes marinated in spices and deep fried makes a tasty snack.

Course Snack
Cuisine north indian
Servings 4
Author Jayashree


  • 200 grams paneer or cottage cheese cubes
  • 1 onion
  • 1 capsicum
  • oil for frying

For marinade

  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon amchur powder
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup curd


  1. Cut the onion and  capsicum into  cubes. Remove the paneer cubes and put them in hot water for fifteen minutes.

  2. Mix all ingredients under the section "For marinade"

  3. Put the veggies and paneer  in the marinade mixture for  an hour, preferably keep them in the refrigerator.

  4. Deep fry them in oil.

  5. Paneer Tikka is ready to serve. 

The other appetisers can be read below. Do not miss them

Vani’s Boondi Chaat

Piyali’s Rajma pops withTzatziki dip

Anu’s Ragi and Red rice flour pakora

Shubha’s Punjabi Samosa

Padma’s Punugulu

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  1. shubha

    I am drooling J.. superb appetizer!!

  2. Anupama

    looks amazing! I’m sure it tastes amazing too! very tempted 🙂

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Anu

  3. Padma

    Delicious appetizer..Very tempting dear:)

    • jayashree

      Many thanks ..cheers Padma

  4. Savita @ ChefDeHome

    Looks delicious, jayashree! This one of my fav appetizer for vegetarian parties! Yumm!

    • jayashree

      Many thanks Savita

  5. Neela Manogar

    Tikka looks so perfect and yummy.

    • jayashree

      Thanks a lot Neela and glad to have you here.


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