Tandoori Paneer

A delicious appetizer made of Shuddh Paneer cubes (cottage cheese) and fresh vegetables, marinated in Shuddh Dahi (yogurt), spices, herbs, and grilled on the tandoor, which makes it deliciously spicy, juicy, and smokey.

  • Prep Time – 15 mins
  • Cooking Time – 20 mins
  • Resting Time – 50 mins
  • Serving – 4

Note: This recipe is oven-based. Having tandoor at home can be difficult; you can cook it on the stovetop or grill it in your backyard over a barbecue stand.

Ingredients & Measurements :

  • Shuddh Paneer (cottage cheese) (cut into cubes) – 350 grams
  • Shuddh Dahi (yogurt) (whisked) – 200 grams
  • Onion – 1 pcs (cut into cubes)
  • Bell Pepper – 1 pc (cut into cubes)
  • Ginger- Garlic paste – 1-1/2 tablespoon
  • Oil – 2 Tablespoons
  • Chili Powder – 1 Teaspoon
  • Coriander Powder – 2 Teaspoons
  • Garam Masala – 3/4 Teaspoons
  • Lemon Juice – 1 whole
  • Kasoori Methi Powder – 1 Teaspoon
  • Chat Masala – 1 Teaspoon
  • Mint (chopped)
  • Cilantro (chopped)
  • Salt to taste

Instructions :

  • The first step is to marinate the Shuddh Paneer and Vegetables. Take a large bowl and add Yogurt and start whisking it until smooth.
  • Add all the spices and herbs and mix it well until combined well.
  • Add cubes of Shuddh paneer, vegetables to the mixture,
  • Add mint, cilantro, and squeeze lemon for tanginess.
  • Combine it well and let it sit for about an hour or two in the refrigerator.
  • Now pre-heat the oven to 400 F for 10-15 mins.
  • Take a baking tray and arrange the skewers with Paneer, Bell pepper, and Onion and keep repeating the process.
  • Spread the skewers on the baking tray and coat them all with a touch of oil on all sides.
  • Bake them for good 10-12 mins until golden brown. If you like it a bit charred on the sides, you can broil it for quick 5 mins.
  • Homemade tandoori paneer ready to serve.

Serving Suggestion :

Have it with Mint Chutney and Onion.