How to make Tandoori Paneer Tikka at home 

Paneer tikka is a ultimate favourite starter in the Indian cuisine. Be it a marriage banquet or a small get-together, a menu is incomplete without paneer tikka. Paneer tikka is a delicacy with marinated paneer, fried and smoked to give it a unique and smoky flavour. People love paneer tikka specially for its smoky flavour. Learn how to make a smoky paneer tikka at home using Genie Food Groups products and enjoy this delicacy. 


For batter 

Quantity Ingredients 
½ teaspoon Lemon Juice 
½ teaspoon Chilli Powder 
½ teaspoon Roasted & ground cumin seeds 
¾ cup Fresh Curd 
½ tablespoon Genie Food Ginger Paste 
½ tablespoon Green Chilli Paste 
½  tablespoon Black pepper powder 
½ tablespoon Carom Seeds 
1 tablespoon Fennel seed powder 
¾ tablespoon Genie Food Organic Turmeric Powder 
½ cup  Gram Flour 
1 tablespoon Oil  
A few strands Saffron Strands dissolved in 1 tablespoon 

Other Ingredients for Tandoori Paneer Tikka: 

Quantity Ingredients 
12 cubes Paneer (Cottage Cheese) 
1-2 tablespoon Cooking Oil 
1 tablespoon Genie Food Chaat Masala 
1 tablespoon Chopped coriander 

Method to make Tandoori Paneer Tikka: 

To prepare Marinade for Tandoori Paneer Tikka: 

  1. Take a large bowl and add all the curd in it. 
  1. Add ½ teaspoon chilli powder & roasted cumin seeds powder. 
  1. Then add ½ tablespoon Genie Food Ginger Paste & Green Chilli Paste. 
  1. Add ½ tablespoon black pepper powder, carom seeds, and fennel seeds powder. 
  1. Add some Genie Food Organic Turmeric Powder in the bowl. 
  1. Add ½ cup gram flour, 1 tsp oil and salt to taste.  
  1. Mix the mixture till it turns into a batter. The consistency of the batter should be flowing. 
  1. Add some lemon juice in the batter and mix it again and your marinade for tandoori paneer tikka is ready. 

Method to make Tandoori Paneer Tikka: 

  1. Instead of using food colouring, we’re giving paneer tikka that bright yellow hue by using saffron strands. Take some saffron strands in a bowl. 
  1. Add milk and mix it well.  
  1. Drizzle the saffron milk in the marinade we made. 
  1. Toss the marinate gently and let it sit for ½ hour. You can add the smoky flavour by placing a hot charcoal in the centre of the marinade and pouring a teaspoon of ghee over charcoal. When the fumes appear, you can quickly cover the bowl and let the fumes set in for 15-20 minutes for a smoky flavour. 
  1. Now, take a pan and add 1-2 oil and let it warm. 
  1. Carefully place the marinated paneer cubes one by one on tawa. 
  1. Let them cook till they turn golden brown from all sides. 
  1. Be careful not to overcook it as the paneer may turn rubbery and chewy. 
  1. Once the paneer tikka is cooked, gently put it on a plate and sprinkle some Genie Food Chaat Masala on paneer tikka. 
  1.  Enjoy this delicious delicacy with some mint chutney or ketchup. 

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