Ajwaini paneer tikka recipe
Ajwaini paneer tikka recipe

I love a good paneer tikka, and there are so many ways you can make this gorgeous starter. A paneer tikka recipe doesn't necessarily need to involve loads of cream and fat. And it doesn't have to be drowning in spice either. The most delicious paneer tikka recipes allow you taste the paneer and accentuate its flavour with just a few things from your spice rack. I shared my hariyali paneer tikka recipe a few weeks ago, and here is another one of my favourites. I use yogurt to marinate and just a touch of olive oil, to make this nice and healthy too. Tastes great with a coriander and mint chutney!

Serves 2

Prep Time - 2 hr 15 min

Cook Time - 20 min

Total Time - 2 hr 45 min


  1. Paneer - 250 g
  2. Yogurt - 5 heaped tbsp
  3. Ginger - 2 inch
  4. Garlic - 6 cloves
  5. Chilli flakes/crushed red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  6. Carrom seeds (ajwain) - 3 tsp
  7. Salt
  8. Olive oil


  1. Dice the paneer into chunky cubes
  2. Peel and wash ginger
  3. Peel and wash garlic
  4. Grind ginger and garlic to a paste
  5. Spoon the yogurt into a small bowl
  6. Add the ginger-garlic paste to it and mix
  7. Add the chilli powder and carrom seeds to this, and mix
  8. Place the paneer cubes into a medium bowl and add the yogurt marinade. Mix thoroughly, ensuring the cubes are evenly coated
  9. Sprinkle salt and mix again
  10. Cover and place in the fridge for 2 hours (if you're short on time, marinade for as long as you realistically can)
  11. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees celcius
  12. Arrange the marinated paneer cubes on a baking tray
  13. Drizzle a little olive oil on the cubes
  14. Place in the centre of the preheated oven and allow to cook for about 20 - 25 minutes, turning the cubes over mid way, to allow them to brown uniformly

Love your paneer tikka like I do? Check out my hariyali paneer tikka and BBQ paneer tikka recipes too!