Tandoori Paneer Tikka


Chunks of cheese marinated in freshly grounded spices, cooked on a skewer.

Tikka basically means anything that is marinated and then baked or grilled or fried and paneer tikka is a popular vegetarian tikka dish. This tasty homemade version is similar to the dish served in restaurants, but I would say actually tastes better!

The Indian spice powders mixed with the yogurt (curd) make a flavorful marinade that is soaked up by the porous paneer cubes. Grilling the skewers then produces a nice slightly crispiness on the paneer.


This is the best Tandoori Paneer Tikka in the oven you’ll ever make at home! Same restaurant style taste, but grilled in a home oven.

Paneer Tikka is a popular and delicious tandoori snack where Paneer (Indian cottage cheese cubes) are marinated in a spiced yogurt-based marinade, arranged on skewers and grilled in the oven. Worry not if you don’t have an oven – instead of grilling in oven, you can make Paneer Tikka Recipe on stovetop on a tawa/skillet. In this post I am sharing both the oven and stovetop method.

Making tandoori paneer tikka in the oven at home is serious business guys. And I’ve made sure this recipe is fool proof before I decided to share it here. Because you guys deserve only the best and nothing else!

Honestly, I was a little nervous because tandoori paneer tikka has quite the God like status in our house. We are picky about our tikkas and we don’t like to mess around. They have to be light, the paneer has to be soft, each piece of tikka has to be flavored just right and marinated well and there should be char to lend that smokiness we love so much.

But obviously I don’t have a full fledged tandoor at home, so I decided to try out hacks. One hack after another and I think I’ve finally settled on this one. Which IMHO makes the best tandoori paneer tikka in the oven. It’s really as easy as this:


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