How to make Lehsuni Paneer Tikka -

Cottage cheese cubes marinated and cooked in tandoor or preheated oven.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from the book Tandoori Cooking @ Home.

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Garlic Paste (लहसुन की पेस्ट )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Lehsuni Paneer Tikka

Lehsuni Paneer Tikka 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 : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Lehsuni Paneer Tikka Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese cut into 1½ inch cubes 850 grams

  • Garlic Paste 2 tablespoons

  • Tandoori powder 2 tablespoons

  • Hung yogurt 300 grams

  • Cream 3 1/2 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 5-6 cloves

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1 tablespoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tablespoon

  • Garam masala powder 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) powdered 1 tablespoon

  • Chaat masala 1 tablespoon

  • Roasted chana dal powder 4 tablespoons

  • Vinegar 1 tablespoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Slit the cottage cheese cubes without cutting through. Mix one tablespoon of the garlic paste and tandoori masala in a small bowl.

Step 2

Stuff the mixture into the slits of the cottage cheese cubes with your fingers. Set aside.

Step 3

Mix together the yogurt, cream, remaining garlic paste, the chopped garlic, green chilli, fresh coriander, salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, carom seed powder, chaat masala, roasted gram flour, vinegar and oil in a bowl.

Step 4

Soak the stuffed cottage cheese in this marinade and set aside for around two hours in a refrigerator. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

Step 5

Thread the cottage cheese cubes one inch apart onto the skewers. Cook them in the preheated oven for eight to ten minutes, or roast or grill over live charcoal or in a tandoor over a moderate heat for six to eight minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot with salad and green chutney.

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