Makhmali Paneer Tikka

IMG_2298.JPG This recipe is adapted from Tarla Dalal’s recipe : It’s a yummy dish and mild in spices and masala, so kids can also enjoy this. The original recipe calls for low fat hung yogurt and the tikkas are made on the tava. In my recipe, I have baked the tikkas and used Greek yogurt instead of hung curd.


  • For the curd marinade
    • 1 whole wheat bread slice
    • 1/3 cup greek yogurt
    • 1/2 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp olive oil
    • A pinch of pepper powder
    • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
    • 1/2 tsp garam masala
    • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped cashew nuts or 1/2 tbsp cashew butter
    • Salt to taste
  • 1 Packet Paneer (8 oz) cut into cubes
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing


  • Mix all the ingredients for the curd marinade and keep aside
  • Combine the paneer cubes with the curd marinade and keep aside for at least 30 minutes
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Grease a baking sheet with ghee or oil and arrange the paneer cubes leaving some space between each cube
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for around 20-25 minutes, flipping it every 10 minutes till all sides are golden brown
  • Allow it to cool for some time and serve garnished with coriander leaves

Enjoy the paneer tikkas 🙂


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