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Tandoori Paneer Cheese - 2

Tandoori Paneer - 2

Mamta Gupta

This is a very easy starter to make and is quite delicious. Serves 6

Recipe edited November 2023.


  • 250 gm. Paneer, cheese, cut into cubes or fingers or large, thin squares . You can buy a block of ready made paneer and use that instead.

  • Marinade:

  • 4 tbsp. natural yoghurt or 2 tbsp. lemon juice

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 2-3 clove garlic, finely grated or crushed

  • 1 tsp. ground ginger paste or 1/2 tsp. ginger powder

  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala

  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder, adjust to taste

  • 1 tbsp. tomato puree (sun-dried tomato puree is nice)

  • 1 tbsp. Chat Masala

  • 1 green capsicum, deseeded and cut into 1 inch squares (optional)

  • 1 red capsicum, deseeded and cut into 1 inch squares (optional)

  • Salt to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients for marinade well together. Adjust seasoning to taste.

  2. Take out 2 tbsp. marinade in a separate bowl. Add capsicum and mix it up to coat capsicum pieces well.

  3. Add paneer cubes to main portion of marinade, stir with a spoon to coat well and leave to marinate for a few hours or overnight in the fridge.

  4. Either place paneer and capsicum on a lined tray or thread paneer and capsicum pieces alternately on bamboo sticks. Cook in a pre-heated oven, 200 220ÂșC, for 10-15 minutes, until their surface looks a little brown and crisp. Serve hot.

  5. If you do not have an oven, paneer cooks really well on a non-stick tava/griddle/frying pan as well. Cook capsicum in a separate pan.

  6. Serve with a garnish of onion rings/coriander leaves/lemon slices.


  • Tip from Reader Neha Sharma for making Paneer sandwich: Slice paneer thinly into a bread slice size squares. Marinade or spice it up to taste and cook as above. Make a Sandwich selection with paneer alone or any salad/chutneys of choice.

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