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Amritsari Paneer Tikka Recipe

  • Author: nags
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 20 tikka 1x
  • Category: Appetiser
  • Cuisine: Indian


Amritsari paneer tikka recipe, an easy starter recipe with paneer in a simple marinade finished on the stove top. Serve hot with green chutney for a great party starter.



  • 250 grams paneer
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain (omam)
  • 1 tsp red chilli flakes (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger garlic paste
  • 34 tbsp besan (gram flour)
  • 23 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Water as needed
  • Oil to pan fry


  1. Cut the paneer into 2 inch cubes and set aside
  2. In a pan, heat 2 tsp oil and add the ajwain. Fry for 5 seconds until fragrant
  3. Make sure heat is very low and add the red chilli flakes. Saute for 15 seconds
  4. Then add the ginger garlic paste and saute again for 10 seconds
  5. Now add the besan and roast for a minute or two
  6. Lightly crush the kasuri methi between your fingers and add to the above
  7. Saute again for a minute. Add salt and mix well. 
  8. Transfer this to a bowl and add sugar and lemon juice. Mix well. 
  9. Add enough water to make a loose paste
  10. Add in the paneer cubes and mix well gently without breaking the paneer pieces
  11. It’s best to leave this aside for 30 mins or so in the refrigerator but you can proceed to make the Amritsari paneer tikka immediately too
  12. To pan fry the tikka, heat some oil in a pan and add the pieces one by one without overlapping
  13. Let it cook on medium heat until one side is nice and crisp and then turn over and cook the other side
  14. Transfer to a plate and serve hot with green chutney


If using frozen paneer, make sure you thaw completely before cutting. Fresh paneer tastes best to prepare Amritsari paneer tikka recipe

I cut the cubes into thin pieces (so it’s not exactly a cube but more like thin squares) so that the marinade spreads more evenly. If you cut the paneer too thick, it will taste bland in the middle

You can add roasted jeera (cumin) powder along with ajwain if you like


  • Calories: 0
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 0 mg
  • Fat: 0 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 0 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg