Paneer Tikka Masala(as BBQ Snack or with Gravy)

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Feb. 07, 2011


Paneer cubes 500 Gram , cubed into big chunks
Tomato 1 Cup (16 tbs) , cut into big cubes
Red onion 2 Medium , cut into big cubes
Green bell pepper 2 Medium , cut into big cubes
Red bell pepper 2 Medium , cut into big cubes
Yellow bell pepper 2 Medium , cut into big cubes
Pineapple 1 Cup (16 tbs) , cut into big cubes (Optional)
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Juice of lemon/Sour cream 1 Tablespoon (Yogurt may also be used as an alternate option)
Sugar 1 Tablespoon (Optional)
Tandoori garam masala/Punjabi masala 1 Tablespoon
Paprika 1 Tablespoon
Chaat masala 1/2 Teaspoon
Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
Cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
Hot sauce 1 Tablespoon
Sweet and sour sauce 1 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Fresh cilantro 2 Tablespoon , chopped finely



1. Cut the paneer and the vegetables into big chunky cubes and put them into a large mixing bowl.

2. Into the bowl add olive oil, juice from 1/2 fresh lemon, brown sugar (optional), tandoori garam masala, paprika, chaat masala, garlic powder, cumin powder, hot sauce, sweet and sour sauce, salt and finely chopped fresh cilantro. Mix to combine all the ingredients well.

3. Cover and set aside to marinate for about 4 to 6 hours.


4. Preheat the grill to 350 F.

5. Arrange the paneer, bell peppers, onion and pineapple pieces into skewers alternatively.

6. Line the skewers into the preheated grill. Keep turning the sides of the skewers so that all the vegetables and paneer pieces cook evenly.

7. Grill for about 15 to 20 minutes till you see the edges turning brown in color.


8. Serve the paneer tikka warm.


Paneer tikka can be served as a BBQ snack (without the gravy).

The marinated paneer may be grilled or roasted.

Add sour cream/yogurt to the left over paneer tikka masala to serve it with a gravy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 195Calories from Fat 49

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g9.2%

Saturated Fat 1 g5%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 724 mg30.17%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 15 g

Protein 13 g26%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet