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Internet is an amazing place to find easier hacks for tasks that are fairly easy to begin with anyway. Take for instance, making Paneer Tikkas. The classic Indian snack is said to have been originated in India during the Mughal era, and gained popularity across Northern India, where people love their Tandoori fare till date. Just like chicken tikka, paneer tikka is also a beloved starter in parties and intimate gatherings. For this smoky snack can spell magic, with or without alcohol.  

Paneer tikka are essentially paneer cubes that are marinated in cream or yogurt seasoned with spices. These cubes are then skewered with diced onions and capsicum and then grilled in tandoor. Once perfectly grilled, these tikkas are served with pudina chutney. Sounds easy, what if we tell you there’s an even easier way to go about it?  

That’s right, it turns out you do not need a tandoor or an iron rod to make paneer tikkas you can make these tikkas in the comfort of your home, that too on your regular tawa.  Homechef Alison shares her recipe exclusive recipe with Slurrp.

This vegetarian appetiser is quick, no-fuss and just perfect for any occasion or no occasion at all. It is so easy to make that you would be making it very often, and we suggest you make extra since there will be requests for multiple helpings.

It is best to work with only the best quality, fresh paneer for this recipe to obtain the best results. It is also very advisable to let the paneer marinate for at least 30 hours for the flavours to seep in. You can serve it with pudina chutney or sweet and chilli sauce as well. You can watch the recipe video here.  

Here is the detailed recipe. Try the soft and succulent tikkas at home and let us know how you liked them. And follow Slurrp for more such fun recipes  

How To Make Paneer Tikka On Tawa


  •  Curd - 1/2 cup
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin/Jeera powder - 1/4th tsp
  • Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Ajwain - 1/4th tsp
  • Besan - 2 tsp
  • Lemon juice  - 1 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste  
  • Mustard oil- 1 tbsp
  • Butter - 2 tbsp
  •  Paneer - 200 gms (cubed)
  • Onion- half  
  • Capsicum - half  


1. Take a bowl and add all ingredients mentioned above and mix well, then add paneer pieces , onion, capsicum and mix gently and marinate for 30 mins.

2. Take a skewer and add onion, capsicum and paneer in the same order .

3. Heat pan, add butter and place the filled skewer and roast on medium heat till well cooked.

4. Serve hot with a mint/pudina chutney.