• Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
  • Servings:
  • Preparation Time: 4 hrs 15 mins


Here is a simple, delicious, healthy and fun treat Paneer Tikka masalai From the Indian Recipe book "From Mom with Love…" originally a collection of hand written manuscripts by a loving mother, Pushpa Bhargava for her own children, who were growing up in America, is the complete guide to Indian cooking.



  • For marinating:
  • 3 ½ tablespoons plain yogurt whisked
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala*
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon green chili finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons fresh mint minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 14-16 oz. paneer cut into 12 uniform rectangular pieces*
  • 1 small onion cut into about 1 ½ inch wedges
  • 1 green bell pepper cut into 1 ½ inch long pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 ½ inch long pieces
  • 12 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • As needed – oil for grilling
  • 1 tablespoon Chat masala*


  • Method:
  • Mix all the marinating ingredients in bowl. Add paneer pieces and mix gently. Marinate for four hours at room temperature.
  • Just before cooking, mix all the vegetables with oil and salt in bowl.
  • Arrange into skewers, alternating vegetables with paneer.
  • Barbecue 2-3 minutes each side. Apply oil as needed to prevent sticking to the grill.
  • Remove from skewers and lightly sprinkle with Chat masala.
  • *Available in Indian stores or see From Mom with love… for Paneer and Garam Masala recipe.
  • TLC Tips:
  • -Can be marinated in the fridge overnight. Remove from fridge 2 hours before barbecuing.
  • -For a vegan version, substitute extra firm tofu for paneer
  • -The paneer tends to stick to the grill. Use a skewer rack to elevate the paneer pieces from the grill
  • -Alternately, use electric griddle to cook. About 2-3 minutes each side
  • -The paneer pieces tend to rotate on themselves while being cooked. To prevent this, use two parallel skewers about ½ inch apart

Categories: Snack 

Author Credit: Pushpa Bhargava

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