How to make Paneer Ke Tinke -

Cottage cheese and cubes of bell pepper marinated in a paste of yogurt and spices, skewered and grilled.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese, Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Paneer Ke Tinke

Paneer Ke Tinke Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Paneer Ke Tinke Recipe

  • Cottage cheese cut into 1 inch pieces 300 grams

  • Yogurt 3 teaspoons

  • Skimmed milk yogurt drained 3/4 cup

  • Gram flour (besan) roasted 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed 3-4

  • Cumin powder roasted 1 teaspoon

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Dried fenugreek leaves (kasoori methi) roasted and crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 5 teaspoons

  • Coriander and mint chutney as required

  • Onion cut into 1 inch pieces layers seperated 1 medium

  • Green capsicum seeded and 1 inch piece 1 medium

  • Red capsicum seeded and 1 inch piece 1 medium

  • Satay sticks 6


Step 1

Take hung yogurt, roasted gram flour, salt, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, crushed peppercorns, roasted cumin powder, saffron, kasuri methi, lemon juice, one tablespoon mint and coriander chutney in a deep bowl and mix well.

Step 2

Add the onion, green and red capsicum pieces and mix well and set aside to marinate for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 3

Apply the marinade to the paneer pieces on all sides. Arrange ingredients on satay sticks in the following order: onion, paneer, green capsicum, red capsicum, onion, paneer, red capsicum and green capsicum.

Step 4

Prepare the remaining satay sticks similarly. Heat an electric griller or a non stick pan. Brush with oil.

Step 5

Place the prepared satay sticks on them and cook, turning them a few times so that they get cooked equally on all sides. Serve hot with mint and coriander chutney.

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