Paneer Tikka Without Tandoor or Oven

Paneer Tikka Recipe

This is the most popular ‘Barbeque (Barbacue) Snack’ in any get together or Buffet. Easy to make and delicious !

Tikkas are generally made in Tandoor or grilled in Oven.But the following method is for Making Tikkas on Stove top (Gas Burner).

Ingredients for Paneer Tikka:

Fresh Paneer 250 gms Cut into fairly large cubes

Tomatoes 2  or more, Cut into 4 halves or smaller pieces

Capsicum 1 large, cut into chunks

Onion 1 Large, cut into same size as Paneer chunks and separated

Salt as per taste

Hung Curd 1 small cup

Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp

Red chilli Powder 1/2 tbsp

Tandoori masala (Optional) 1 tsp

Kitchen King masla 1/2 tsp

Kasoori Methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves 1/2 tsp

Garam Masala Powder 1 tsp or more

Ginger garlic Paste 2 tsp

Oil /butter 2 tbsp or more

Lemon Wedges for garnishing

Paneer Tikka Recipe


Cut the vegetables as explained above.

Mix hung curd with all the spices except oil/butter and mix well

Marinate the vegetables by mixing these with curd mixture and refrigerate for alteast 1 hour

Now take a non stick pan or Iron Kadai and add around 2 tbsp of  oil/butter.

Add paneer cubes from the marinated mixture into hot oil and saute on high flame, taking carea s to not allowing the paneer cubes to stick to the bottom of kadai.Hence the Non Stick types work better for this.

After some time, pick the Capsicum and onion pieces and add to the pan.Saute for a while on high flame

Finally add tomato pieces and saute on high flame, gently stirring in between.

Srivalli have some excellent tips on her blog for making Tikkas on stove top and to give the tikkas a burnt, smoky flavor, just tilt the pan carefully so that the flame of burner chars the vegetables slightly.

When the raw smell of ginger garlic is gone, and the vegetables look dry, arrange these in Skewers or toothpick  .

Again as per Srivalli, simply brush some oil/butter on the vegetables on skewers or toothpick and roast these carefully on stove top till some burnt smoky pattern is obtained.

Be careful if you are using small toothpicks as those, while holding with tongs  and roasting on burner might just fall over the burner if tooth picks are not of good quality.

Note:If you are having metal skewers, just skew the veggies and directly roast on flame. But since toothpicks cannot hold the vegetables for long, hence cooking in pan first !

Serve right away , by rubbing some fresh lime wedges over these.

Cute little Paneer tikkas are ready to serve !

21 thoughts on “Paneer Tikka Without Tandoor or Oven

  1. i likethe receipe i will try it out

  2. Medha Goswami says:

    I was wondering if i could nevr make paneer tikkas at home.. Now dat i read ur recipe of cooking it on a gas stove, m gonna try it right away! Thanx!! :)

  3. sangeeta vaidya says:


  4. I like paneer tikka very much, n tomo im trying to make paneer tikka

  5. Thanks for the mention sweet of you..and your pictures are inviting as always

  6. Very nice recipe.I will try it.


  8. yummmmmmmmy :):)am gona surely try………..
    thank you for ur delicious recipe……..:)

  9. Unnati Patel says:

    Very nice recipe. I will try for sure..:)

  10. its realy sooo gud

  11. Its a simple delisious recpie..Enjoy the food.

  12. Now there is a combination of sweet and simple…its really very gud i’ll definately try it..

  13. I just love your recipe and your method of cooking and i am just14 years old and i leave in bhilai cg

  14. harika raj says:

    i liked it i’ll definately try

  15. i love ur recipe and i am surely going to try it

  16. Hey, I am pregnant & all the time i want to munch something.I just landed here,your recipe is too good.Will try now itself,Thanks a lot yaar

  17. Tried the recipe and it came out really yummy!! Thanks for sharing…

  18. Awesome,Yummy,Delicious,Lovely,Tasty…………thanks :)

  19. the pic looks so yummy plus the recipe seems to be easy so im try it my self :)

  20. parul agrawal says:

    sound yummmy i ‘ll try it today

  21. wow what a taste

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