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Ajwaini Paneer Tikka Recipe is a popular Indian appetizer that can be prepare in a jiffy to entertain guests. Soft Paneer marinated in yogurt and lots of spices along with one magical ingredient "ajwain/carom seeds" adds a burst of flavours to this dish. This is the best Paneer Tikka Recipe you will ever need.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
marinate1 hr
Course: Appetizer, starter
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: 30 minutes paneer and vegeatble stew, amritsari paneer tikka, easy paneer tikka, Paneer tikka, paneer tikka with capsicum and onions, tikka recipe
Servings: 4
Author: Arpita@Gastronomic Bong


  • skewers
  • Large bowl


  • 300 grams Paneer Cut into large chunks
  • 3 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 tsp Besan/ chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Ajwain / Carom seeds
  • 2 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1 tsp Kasoori methi
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Veg/ Sunflower oil for brushing
  • 2 Green/red peppers cut it into 1 inch chunks
  • 1 large Onion cut it into 1 inch chunks


  • Place all the ingredients in a large bowl except the oil and mix it well.
  • Marinate it for at least 1 hour or over night in the refrigerator.

Oven Method

  • Preheat the grill oven to 200 C/390 F for good 10 minutes. ***
  • Now take the skewers and arrange the peppers, paneer and onion alternating with each other. This should make 3-4 skewers.
  • Now place the prepared skewers on the cooking rack lined with aluminium foil/parchment paper and brush them with the oil. Now grill for 15 to 20 minutes rotating once.

Stovetop method

  • If you don't have an oven, then geat a grill pan on the stove and rush it with some oil.
  • Now place the skewers on the pan and grill for 5 minutes on each side.

To serve

  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle it with more chaat masala if desired. Serve it hot with green chutney, salad and naan.


*** You can also roast the paneer veggie skewers on a bbq.