How to make Kesari Paneer Tikka - SK Khazana -

Cottage cheese cubes marinated in saffron flavoured marinade and grilled with coloured capsicums

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Saffron, Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Kesari Paneer Tikka - SK Khazana

Kesari 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kesari Paneer Tikka - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Saffron soaked in water a large pi

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) cut into 1 inch cubes 250 grams

  • Fresh cream 3-4 tablespoons

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli paste 1/2 teaspoon

  • Gram flour (besan) roasted 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Chaat masala to sprinkle

  • Medium red capsicum cut into 1 inch squares 1

  • Medium green capsicum cut into 1 inch squares 1

  • Medium yellow capsicum cut into 1 inch squares 1

  • Butter for cookin for basting

  • Oil as required

  • Saffron a few stra to garnish

  • Green chutney to serve

  • Onion rings to serve

  • Lemon slices to serve


Step 1

Take fresh cream in a shallow bowl, add ginger-garlic paste and green chilli paste and mix well. Add 3 tsps saffron water with a few strands. Add gram flour and mix well to make a thick marinade.

Step 2

Add salt and mix. Sprinkle chaat masala on the cottage cheese pieces and add them to the marinade. Mix well till all the pieces are well coated.

Step 3

Add red, green and yellow capsicums to the marinade. Sprinkle a little salt over them and mix well. Set aside for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4

Skewer the mixed capsicums and cottage cheese in this way: yellow capsicum, cottage cheese, green capsicum, cottage cheese and red capsicum. Similarly prepare more skewers.

Step 5

Heat some butter and oil in a non-stick grill pan, place the skewers in it and grill, rotating the skewers, till they are golden brown on all sides. In between baste them with a little butter.

Step 6

Remove the tikkas from the skewers and arrange them on a serving platter. Sprinkle a little chaat masala over them and serve immediately with green chutney, onion rings and lemon slices.

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