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Achari Paneer Tikka Recipe

This is the best Achari Paneer Tikka made at home in just 20 minutes. Learn how to make restaurant style paneer tikka on tawa in few simple steps.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 371kcal
Author: Hina Gujral



  • 500 gram paneer cottage cheese cut into cubes
  • 2 Cup capsicum, cut into cubes
  • 2 Cup onion, cut into cubes

Ingredients For The Marinade

  • 1 Cup curd (yogurt)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger - garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon pickle spice mix ( see recipe )
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi (dry fenugreek leaves)
  • 1/4 Cup mustard oil


  • Cut the paneer and the vegetables. keep them aside in a bowl.
  • Combine yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, spices, salt and whisk nicely to make a smooth paste.
  • Gently crush the kasuri methi in between your palms and add to the marinade mix.
  • Now add the mustard oil. Whisk the marinade nicely. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • Add the paneer cubes and the vegetables in the marinade. Mix to coat the tikka with the marinade.
  • You can marinade the tikka overnight or atleast for 2 - 3 hours.
  • Now you can cook the tikka on a bbq grill, oven or over the gas stove on a grill pan. Either ways it does not take more than 15 - 20 minutes to get ready.
  • Drizzle lemon juice on tikka before serving.
  • Serve Paneer Tikka with green chutney ( see recipe ).



  • Gently crush the kasuri methi help release its flavor and aroma.
  • While cooking/grilling once the paneer and the vegetables turn little brown from the edges they are ready to serve.
  • Leftover marinated paneer tikka can be used for sandwich/wrap stuffing or to make tawa pulao (see recipe here). 
  • Calories shared are for one skewer of paneer tikka.


Calories: 371kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 187IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 465mg | Iron: 1mg