Microwave Paneer Tikka Recipe

Microwave Paneer Tikka is a quick and easy vegetarian appetizer that is bursting with flavors. Cubes of paneer (Indian cottage cheese) are marinated in a mixture of yogurt and spices, then cooked in the microwave until they are tender and slightly charred. This dish is perfect for those who want to enjoy the deliciousness of paneer tikka without the hassle of grilling or using a tandoor. Serve it as a starter or as a side dish with roti or naan.

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Microwave Paneer Tikka

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Ingredients for Microwave Paneer Tikka Recipe

  • 100 gram Paneer, Cut Into Cubes
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as per your need Skewers For Threading
  • as per your need Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Microwave Paneer Tikka Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a bowl, mix together yogurt, ginger-garlic paste, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt.
  • STEP 2.Add paneer cubes to the marinade and coat them well. Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • STEP 3.Thread the marinated paneer cubes onto skewers and place them on a microwave-safe plate.
  • STEP 4.Microwave the paneer tikka on high power for 3-4 minutes, flipping the skewers halfway through.
  • STEP 5.Once cooked, remove the skewers from the microwave and let them rest for a minute before serving.
  • STEP 6.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with mint chutney or tomato ketchup.

Cooking Tips

  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before threading the paneer cubes to prevent them from burning in the microwave.
  • You can add diced bell peppers, onions, or tomatoes between the paneer cubes on the skewers for added flavor and color.
  • For a smoky flavor, you can brush the paneer tikka with a little oil before microwaving.
  • If you prefer a spicier tikka, increase the amount of red chili powder or add some chopped green chilies to the marinade.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftover paneer tikka can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
  • To reheat, microwave the tikka for a minute or two until heated through.
  • Serve the paneer tikka as an appetizer or as a side dish with roti, naan, or rice.
  • It pairs well with mint chutney, tamarind chutney, or tomato ketchup.
calories per serving
10 g Fat11 g Protein13 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp