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Grilled Paneer Tikka with Cilantro Chutney

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  • Author: Manali Singh
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings 1x


Grilled, spiced paneer is first marinated for an awesome burst of flavor and is later served with a cilantro and mint chutney.


  • 425 grams (15 ounces) paneer, cut into big cubes
  • 1 onion, big, cut into big cubes
  • 2 bell peppers, big, cut into cubes (any bell pepper of your choice, I used yellow and orange)


  • 5 tablespoons thick yogurt
  • 1.5 teaspoons ginger, finely chopped
  • 1.5 teaspoons garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kitchen king masala
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon chat masala
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ teaspoon tomato ketchup
  • salt, to taste

To serve

  • fresh lemon juice
  • chat masala
  • cilantro mint chutney (see the link above for the recipe)


  1. In a bowl take 5 tablespoons of yogurt. Make sure the yogurt is thick, if it isn’t place it in a strainer and leave for 2-3 hours. This way the yogurt will get rid of all the water and you can then use it in the recipe.
  2. Add finely chopped ginger and garlic to the yogurt.
  3. Next add in all the dry spices – kitchen king masala, garam masala, red chili powder, turmeric powder and chat masala.
  4. Also add the tomato ketchup and salt and mix till well combined.
  5. Add chopped mint and cilantro next and mix till combined. The marinade for the paneer tikka is now ready.
  6. Add in the cubed paneer, onion and bell pepper.
  7. Mix till all the paneer pieces, onion and pepper are well coated with the marinade. Cover and keep the pan in the refrigerator overnight or for a minimum of 4 hours.
  8. Once the paneer is marinated for the required time, arrange the paneer pieces on the skewer, alternating with onion and pepper.
  9. Grill till the veggies are nicely browned and done.
  10. Remove the paneer tikka from the skewers and transfer to serving plate.
  11. Squeeze in some fresh lemon juice, sprinkle chat masala and serve immediately with cilantro mint chutney on the side!


The prep time is only 15 minutes. The total prep time includes the waiting time of 4 hours.* You can use curry powder or coriander powder + cumin powder in place of kitchen king masala.* Adjust spice level to taste. If you like spicy food, add more of red chili powder.

  • Category: Side
  • Cuisine: Indian
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