How to make Makhmali Paneer Tikka - SK Khazana -

Rich and velvety, this paneer tikka is a total winner

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Processed cheese (प्रोसेस्ड चीज़)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Makhmali Paneer Tikka - SK Khazana

Makhmali Paneer Tikka - SK Khazana 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 : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Makhmali Paneer Tikka - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) cut into 1½ inch cubes 400 grams

  • Processed cheese grated 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Hung yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Mayonnaise 1 tablespoon

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger-green chilli paste 1/2 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Medium green capsicum cut into 1½ inch pieces 1

  • Medium red capsicum cut into 1½ inch pieces 1

  • Medium yellow capsicum cut into 1½ inch pieces 1

  • Onion rings to serve

  • Lemon wedges to serve

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Take processed cheese in a bowl, add yogurt, mayonnaise, gram flour, ginger-green chilli paste, salt, cardamom powder and lemon juice and whisk well.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a baking tray.

Step 3

Add cottage cheese cubes, capsicum, red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper in the prepared mixture. Mix well and let them marinate for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

Insert the cottage cheese cubes and coloured capsicum pieces onto skewers in the following order – red capsicum pieces, cottage cheese cube, yellow capsicum piece, cottage cheese cube, green capsicum pieces, cottage cheese cube and red capsicum piece.

Step 5

Place the skewers in the baking tray and keep the tray in the preheated oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot with onion rings, lemon wedges and green chutney.

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