How to make Paneer Ke Tinke -

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

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (पनीर), Red Capsicum (लाल शिमला मिर्च )

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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer Ke Tinke Recipe

  • Paneer 1 inch pieces 300 grams

  • Red Capsicum

  • Red capsicums 1 inch pieces 2 medium

  • Green capsicums 1 inch pieces 2 medium

  • Onions 1 inch pieces 2 medium

  • Satay sticks 12

  • Oil 1 tsp + to shallow fry

  • For marinade

  • Gram flour (besan) 4 tablespoons

  • Hung yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Roasted cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Black peppercorns 3-4

  • Dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi),crushed 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Lemon juice 5 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Saffron (kesar) optional a few strands


  • Mint chutney as required


Step 1

Heat one teaspoon oil in a pan and roast gramflour on low heat till fragrant Transfer it into a bowl. Add yogurt, roasted cumin powder, crushed black peppercorns, kasoori methi, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, lemon juice, salt and saffron (if using) and mix well. Add the paneer pieces and toss gently and set aside to marinate for ten to fifteen minutes. Take satay sticks.

Step 2

Arrange marinated ingredients in the following order: onion, paneer, green capsicum, red capsicum, paneer, onion. Repeat for the other sticks.

Step 3

Heat a shallow pan, drizzle some oil and place the satay sticks on it. Cook turning the satay sticks from time to time so that the paneer pieces are cooked with even colour. Serve hot with mint chutney.

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