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Paneer Kabab Recipe | How To Make Paneer Tikka At Home

Kababs are one of the most delectable items to try. Different varieties of kababs are made throughout Northern India, and Paneer Kabab is one of the most popular.

This starter can also turn into a main course if you serve it along with butter naan or tandoori roti, and some green chutney.

Paneer is such an item that is loved by people of all age groups. The beautiful amalgamation of spices gives the ingredients a new dimension. The crunchy veggies together with the soft and juicy paneer wrapped in a subtle smokiness make it absolutely scrumptious.


This appetizer can also be enjoyed with your favorite drinks while chatting or gossiping with the near ones.

If you think it is difficult, no it is not! It can easily be made at home and with just a few ingredients. So wear your apron and get started with the cooking.

Let’s look at the list of ingredients and how to make Paneer Kebab at home.

Paneer Kabab Recipe (Tandoori Paneer Tikka)

Swarnab Dutta
Easy recipe to make delicious Paneer Kabab at home. Simple ingredients, instructions, and equipment to cook tasty Tandoori Paneer Tikka quickly.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 500 g Paneer
  • 1½-2 cups Sour Curd or Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Garlic paste
  • 2 tsp Ginger paste
  • 3-4 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1½ -2 tsp Green Chili Sauce
  • 2 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Onion medium to large


Prepare the Veggies

  • First, thoroughly wash the veggies.
  • Next, dice the red and green bell peppers. Keep them aside.
  • Peel the onion and cut it from the middle. Then dice the two halves of the onion and keep them aside.

Prepare the paneer

  • Cut the paneer into 1-1 ½ inch cubes.
  • If the paneer feels a bit hard to touch, make a solution of salt, sugar, and water and soak the paneer in this mixture.
  • Soak it for about 10 minutes.

Prepare the Marinade

  • Take a bowl and add the sour curd or yogurt.
  • Whisk it until it is smooth and without any lumps.
  • Now add the ginger and garlic paste, red chili powder, chaat masala powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, green chili powder, and salt to taste.
  • Whisk everything again until a smooth and creamy marinade is formed.

Marinate the paneer

  • After about 10 minutes, drain out the solution in which the paneer was soaked.
  • Transfer the cubes of paneer onto a kitchen tissue and pat them dry completely.
  • Next, add the paneer cubes into the marinade along with all the veggies.
  • Combine everything gently and coat them well so as to cover all the nooks.
  • Cover and keep this in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  • While the paneer is getting marinated, soak the bamboo skewers in water for around 30 minutes.

Prepare the Kababs

  • After about 4 hours, take them out of the fridge and thread them on the skewer. Position the paneer, peppers, and the onion alternatively on the skewer. Leave a bit of space at the end of the skewer.
  • Now drizzle the leftover marinade onto the skewers from all the sides.

If you are using Grill Pan

  • Next, take a grill pan and grease the pan with some oil. Let the pan heat until it smokes a little.
  • Keep the flame on medium and gently place the paneer kabab skewers on the pan one by one.
  • Let them grill until they turn golden brown.
  • Turn the skewer on the other side and do the same.
  • Grill the kabab skewers in batches. Be gentle and make sure not to burn them.
  • When done, transfer them onto a plate.

If you are using Oven

  • Align the paneer skewers on the grilling tray and place the tray in the middle rack.
  • Place another closed bottom tray at the last rack to catch the drip.
  • Set the temperature to 200 ̊C and the heating mode which heats only the top.
  • Start to grill the paneer kabab skewers and let them grill until it starts to turn golden.
  • When the kababs start to turn golden, take them out and brush them gently with some oil.
  • Again, let them grill until a brown and charred texture appears. Make sure not to burn them.
  • When one side is done, repeat the same with the other side.
  • Do the same with all the kabab skewers and transfer them onto a plate.
Keyword Homemade Recipes, Veg Recipes


Voila! The succulent paneer kabab is ready to be savored.

Serve as soon as the kababs are prepared to enjoy all the flavors and textures. Pair it with a refreshing mint, coriander chutney, and some freshly sliced onions. A lime wedge is a must on the plate when serving this.

The snack is party-perfect and can be relished while sitting outdoors on a cold evening. Kababs cooked on an outside grill taste the best. The charred wooden flavor combines well and blends with all the flavors.

Share with your friends and family and take in all the fun.

Happy Cooking!

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