Paneer Tikka Recipe On Tawa - How to make Paneer Tikka on tawa, gas stove top without oven

Paneer Tikka Recipe On Tawa and Gas Stove Top - Easy Paneer Tikka Recipe that helps you to make Paneer tikka using tawa and stove top without oven. Now you can make paneer tikka in tandoori style easily at home following this recipe.

Paneer Tikka Recipe

Paneer tikka is easy to make, healthy, aromatic and flavorful with spices. My kid was very keen on knowing what I am making as soon as he got up from his nap. The kitchen was full with the aroma of the coated paneer and vegetable cubes and I am sure you will fall in love just with the aroma itself.

Paneer Tikka

Paneer Tikka Recipe On Tawa - How to make Paneer Tikka on tawa, gas stove top without oven

Paneer tikka on tawa Make Paneer tikka on Tawa, gas stove top without oven. 

Cuisine: Indian Category: Starters Serves: 2
Prep Time: Cook Time: Total Time:

  • Paneer Cubes - 6
  • Big Onion - 1/2 or more
  • Capsicum - 1/2 or more
  • Tomato - 1
  • Thick Fresh Curd - 1/4 cup or Hung curd - 3 tbsp(should not be soar)
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp or to taste
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Ginger Garlic Paste or just Garlic paste - 1 tsp or to taste
  • Kasuri Methi - 1 tsp crushed
  • Salt - to taste
  1. Chop the vegetables and paneer in square shape for arranging in the skewers or as shown in picture. You can use as many slices you like and you can arrange as per your preference. So, plan the no of paneer, onion, capsicum and tomato slices and chop accordingly.

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  3. We need 3 tbsp of hung curd. If you do not have hung curd, take fresh thick curd and filter it using a tea filter. Squeeze out all the whey. There should not be any water content. Squeeze as far as you can. It might take sometime. But it is worth it. If you use watery curd, the curd will run out of water and we will not be able to make a thick curd coating on Paneer cubes.
    Take the curd in a wide plate and mix all other ingredients except onion, capsicum and paneer cubes. 

  4. Paneer tikka instruction

  5. Take paneer cubes one by one and coat them in the curd mixture well on all the sides. Keep it in an air tight container and put it in fridge if you are not going to make in half an hour. The resting time required is 30 minutes. If you are going to prepare later, keep it in fridge so that the curd does not become soar. 

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  7. Coat the remaining vegetables together in the remaining mixture. It is okay if you have less mixture. They just need a slight coating. You can keep them also in fridge as mentioned like paneer.

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  9. Take out the paneer and other coated vegetables 15 minutes before serving. Heat a non stick tawa, drop a tsp of oil and spread it using a clean cloth like we coat for making dosa. Place paneer cubes on the tawa and cook all the sides(including edges) till you find golden spots on the sides. Place only few paneer slices at a time on tawa, as paneer cubes might get burnt easily. It would be easy if you cook less cubes at a time so that you can cook focusly. Drizzle oil frequently if required.


  10. Cook the vegetables in the same way. Cook till they are half cooked. Turn over and cook them. Drizzle oil frequently if required.

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  12. Arrange them on skewers or tooth pick. If you are using bamboo tooth pick or bamboo skewers, have them wet before half an hour itself. It will be easy for arranging. Even you can apply a little oil if you are using steel skewers.

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  14. Switch on the stove and place a stainless steel multi purpose roaster. Carefully show the skewer one by one and gently show all the paneer and vegetable slices to get a tandoori effect. Keep rotating to avoid burning. 

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Paneer Tikka is ready to serve. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato sauce as you desire.

Paneer Tikka on stove top


1. When you prepare the dish for your guests, you can finish till the coating process beforehand and keep it on fridge. You can cook them on tawa and roaster later when it is time for serving.
2. To make tandoori style paneer tikka, you need to show on direct flame using a roaster. You can skip this step too. 
3. If you have a lengthy skewer, you can easily show on flame even without roaster. 

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