Lehsuni Paneer Tikka

Cottage cheese cubes marinated and cooked in tandoor or preheated oven.

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Lehsuni Paneer Tikka
Main Ingredients Cottage Cheese, Garlic Paste
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 1.30-2 hour
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Lehsuni Paneer Tikka

  • 850 grams Cottage Cheese cut into 1½ inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic Paste
  • 2 tablespoons Tandoori powder
  • 300 grams Hung yogurt
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons Cream
  • 5-6 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 Green chilli chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoon Carom seeds (ajwain) powdered
  • 1 tablespoon Chaat masala
  • 4 tablespoons Roasted chana dal powder
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Oil


  1. Slit the cottage cheese cubes without cutting through. Mix one tablespoon of the garlic paste and tandoori masala in a small bowl.
  2. Stuff the mixture into the slits of the cottage cheese cubes with your fingers. Set aside.
  3. Mix together the yogurt, cream, remaining garlic paste, the chopped garlic, green chilli, fresh coriander, salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, carom seed powder, chaat masala, roasted gram flour, vinegar and oil in a bowl.
  4. Soak the stuffed cottage cheese in this marinade and set aside for around two hours in a refrigerator. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.
  5. Thread the cottage cheese cubes one inch apart onto the skewers. Cook them in the preheated oven for eight to ten minutes, or roast or grill over live charcoal or in a tandoor over a moderate heat for six to eight minutes.
  6. Serve hot with salad and green chutney.

Nutrition Info

Calories 2962
Carbohydrates 43.8
Protein 172.1
Fat 233.4
Other Fiber Calcium - 2295.2mg