Paneer Hariyali Tikka

Chunks of paneer marinated in a delicious green masala and grilled on skewers. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Paneer Hariyali Tikka

Main Ingredients Paneer (cottage cheese), Fresh coriander leaves
Cuisine Punjabi
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Paneer Hariyali Tikka

  • 250 grams Paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh coriander leaves
  • 1/4 bunch Fresh mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi)
  • 2 tablespo Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 Green capsicum
  • 1 medium Tomato
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 10-12 Cashewnuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Gram flour (besan)
  • 1/4 Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 cup Yogurt
  • to taste Salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon Carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste
  • 2 tablespoons Mustard oil
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 3 tablespoons Fresh cream
  • to sprinkle Chaat masala


  1. Dry roast fenugreek leaves in a non-stick pan for a minute. Transfer into a grinder jar and grind into a coarse powder. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds and sauté for a minute.
  3. Deseed capsicum and tomato and cut both into cubes. Quarter onion and separate the layers.
  4. Roughly chop green chillies and add to the pan alongwith cashewnuts. Sauté for a minute.
  5. Add gram flour, mix well and sauté.
  6. Roughly chop coriander leaves and mint leaves and add to the pan. Mix well and add turmeric powder. Mix well and cook for a minute. Transfer this into a grinder jar. Add yogurt and grind into a fine paste.
  7. Transfer the green paste into a bowl. Add salt, carom seeds, ginger paste, garlic paste, mustard oil, ground fenugreek leaves and garam masala powder. Whisk well. Add cream and whisk again.
  8. Cut cottage cheese into cubes and add to the green paste mixture. Mix gently.
  9. Thread onto satay sticks in this manner: cottage cheese cube, onion, tomato, capsicum. Repeat the order once more and end with a cottage cheese cube.
  10. Heat oil in a non-stick grill pan. Place sticks on it and apply some left-over marinade on top of them. Grill till evenly done from all sides.
  11. Transfer on a serving plate, sprinkle chaat masala on top and serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1582
Carbohydrates 37.6
Protein 60.1
Fat 132.4
Other Fiber Calcium- 1093.6mg