How can I make a Paneer Tikka in 20 minutes without Tandoor?

Tikka is a one of the mouthwatering dishes, whether its Paneer tikka, chicken tikka or fish tikka. Basically, tikka means anything that is marinated and then baked or grilled or fried. Paneer tikka is very famous in India, especially in the northern part.

Paneer tikka is also known as an Indian vegetarian tandoori dish, which is made of paneer and vegetables and served as a starter or a snack dish. It is a great replacement for chicken if you are a vegetarian. Indian tandoori dishes are world-famous, and it immensely loved by everyone.

About the Paneer Tikka

It is a famous Indian appetizer where pieces of paneer / Indian cottages cheese marinated with yogurt / hung curd and spices and grilled until charred and served with mint or coriander chutney. It is generally cooked on charcoal tandoor that’s why it has a subtle charcoal flavor, and it is the popular way to cook paneer tikka in markets, restaurants, and hotels. But what we can do if we don’t have a charcoal base tandoor? Traditionally paneer tikka is grilled in a tandoor, but you get the same amazing taste by broiling in the baati oven too.

In this post I have shared the recipe to cook paneer tikka without tandoor, it is very easy to cook, and it will be ready in 20 minutes without any hassle, you can impress your family members, guests, or friends. I have tried this recipe more than 5 times and every time I was praised by my family members.

One day, one of my family members asked me to prepare paneer tikka without garlic and onion, I tried and made a delicious paneer tikka without onion and garlic, I have shared both tikka’s recipes.

Paneer Tikka Recipe

I have used baati oven to cook paneer tikka, you can also use griller.

Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • Paneer / Cottage Cheese (cut into large cubes) – 200gm
  • Bell Pepper (cut into cubes) – Red & Yellow – 2 cups
  • Onion (cut into cubes) – 1 cup
  • Tomato (cut into cubes) seed and pulp removed– 1 cup
  • Garlic & Ginger paste – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Yogurt / Curd – 1 cup (hung curd)
  • Gram flour – 1 tsp
  • Tandoori Masala – 1tsp
  • Black Salt – 1 tsp
  • Chaat Masala – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – ½ tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Mustard Oil – 1tsp
  • Food Color (Raspberry) – a pinch
  • Cooking Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Melted Butter – 1 tbsp.

Method of making paneer tikka

  1. Take a mixing bowl, add yogurt, garlic & ginger paste, all spices, gram flour, mustard oil, and food color. Mix all the ingredients gently and prepare the marinate mixture.
  2. Mix paneer, bell peppers, onion and tomatoes in the marinate mixture and cover the lid or cling wrap the bowl. Refrigerate it for 10 minutes.
  3. Put the baati oven or griller on gas for 5 minutes on medium flame. If you are using griller, then first grease it with oil before cooking.
  4. Take skewers or bamboo sticks put some on it and assemble the paneer, vegetable in the stick one by one. The best way to assemble is, first paneer then onion, tomato, capsicum. Repeat this rhythm.
  5. Once the sticks are ready to go in oven, put some leftovers marinate masala on paneer and vegetables, then put butter on it with the help of oil brush.
  6. Put these ready sticks in baati oven or on griller, cover the baati oven with lid on high flame. Check the tikka time to time and grease it with butter in the middle.
  7. Flip the stick after 2 minutes and do this for 2-3 time, if you get the nice black marks of grill on paneer and vegetables, that means Paneer Tikka is perfectly cooked.
  8. Remove the paneer and vegetables from the stick with the help of knife or fork and put into the plate.
  9. Serve with masala onion rings and mint chutney.

 Paneer Tikka Recipe Without Onion & Garlic

Basically, there is not a big difference between both tikka recipes, all the methods and process are same except cooking brush ingredients. Here is the ingredient list, rest process is same.

Ingredients

  • Paneer / Cottage Cheese (cut into large cubes) – 200gm
  • Bell Pepper (cut into cubes) – Red & Yellow – 2 cups
  • Tomato (cut into cubes) seed and pulp removed– 1 cup
  • Ginger & Green Chili Paste – 1 ½ tbsp.
  • Yogurt / Curd – 1 cup (hung curd)
  • Gram flour – 1 tsp
  • Black Salt – 1 tsp
  • Chaat Masala – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – ½ tsp
  • Red Chili Powder – ½ tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 tsp
  • Mustard Oil – 1tsp
  • Food Color (Raspberry) – a pinch
  • Cooking Oil – 1 tbsp.
  • Melted Butter – 1 tbsp.

I hope you will enjoy the post and try this Paneer Tikka recipe at home.

FAQs

What is paneer tikka called in English?

Paneer tikka is an Indian tandoori dish which is prepared with marinated paneer and vegetables. Paneer is a type of cheese and it’s English name is Indian Cottage Cheese; it is made by curdling milk. Paneer is also used in gravy dishes like Butter Paneer masala, Kadai paneer.

What does paneer tikka contain?

Paneer tikka is a medium spicy dish which cooked with bell peppers, tomatoes, and onions. It is tandoori dish and cook after 2-3 hours marinate.


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