Hariyali Paneer Tikka (Stovetop and Oven)


Hariyali Paneer Tikka (Stovetop and Oven)

Hariyali paneer tikka with step by step photos. This is a delicious paneer hariyali tikka made in oven or a pan on the stovetop. I have shared both the methods of cooking hariyali paneer tikka.

The recipe I am sharing is a simple and easy recipe, but one which gives tasty tikka. The paneer cubes that are made in the pan have a crispy texture as they are pan fried.

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hariyali paneer tikka recipe

Paneer tikka (be it any variation) is one of the easiest starter or snack recipe that can be made.

Marinate the paneer in curd+spices marination and then either grill or pan fry. There are many variations of making this popular dish and this hariyali paneer tikka is one such variation.

Other delicious tikka variations you can try are:

  1. Malai paneer tikka
  2. Achari paneer tikka
  3. Amritsari paneer

The word ‘hariyali’ means ‘greenery’ in Hindi language. Since this paneer tikka is made with fresh green herbs which lend a green color to it and thus the name hariyali paneer tikka.

Usually in most restaurants a couple of tikka varieties are served. Where the regular paneer tikka recipe is popular, even hariyali paneer tikka is popular with many folks.

paneer hariyali tikka recipe

paneer hariyali tikka recipe

You can serve it as a starter with any North Indian meal. You can also wrap them in tortilla or rotis and make hariyali paneer tikka wrap.

How to make hariyali paneer tikka

1. In a blender jar take ½ cup rinsed coriander leaves.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

2. Then add ¼ cup rinsed mint leaves.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

3. Add 1 teaspoon chopped ginger and 1 teaspoon chopped garlic.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

4. Add 1 teaspoon chopped green chili.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

5. Then add 3 tablespoons fresh curd (yogurt). Do not add the whey of the curd. Just add the curd or else the marination becomes thin. You can also use greek yogurt or Hung curd. the marination has to be thick. If not then it won’t coat the paneer cubes and you will just get a bland taste of grilled paneer.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

6. Grind to a smooth paste without adding any water.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

7. Take the ground green paste in a bowl. Then add the following ingredients – ¼ teaspoon carom seeds, ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder, ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon cumin powder, ¼ teaspoon Coriander powder, ¼ teaspoon Garam masala powder, ¼ teaspoon Dry mango powder and ¼ teaspoon chaat masala powder.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

8. Then add 1 tablespoon rice flour. You can also use 1 tablespoon besan (gram flour) or corn flour instead.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

9. Next add ¼ teaspoon black salt and ¼ teaspoon regular salt or add as required.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

10. Now add 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

11. Mix everything very well. Check the taste and add more salt if required.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

12. Now add paneer cubes (200 grams). You can even add onion, tomato, capsicum cubes if you want. I have not added them. One small onion, 1 small tomato and 1 small capsicum (bell pepper) can be used in the recipe.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

13. Gently mix the paneer cubes with the marinade.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

14. Cover and marinate for minimum 30 minutes at room temperature or a couple of hours in the fridge. Below is the pic after marinating for 30 minutes at room temperature.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

Making Hariyali Paneer Tikka in Oven

15. Now coat the paneer cubes well with the marination and thread them on a bamboo or metal skewer. Place the skewers on a metal rack or on a tray. Rinse or soak bamboo skewers (for 10 minutes) in water so that they do not get burnt.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

16. Keep the tray in an oven which is already preheated at 250 degrees celsius for 10 minutes. Keep in the center rack and bake at 250 degrees celsius with only the top heating element on.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

17. Halfway through grilling, remove the pan from oven, roughly after 8 to 10 minutes.

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

making hariyali paneer tikka recipe

18. Brush some oil on the tikka. You can skip oil if you want.

hariyali paneer tikka recipe

hariyali paneer tikka recipe

19. Turn over and brush oil on this side too.

hariyali paneer tikka recipe

hariyali paneer tikka recipe

20. Keep the pan back in the oven and continue to grill for 8 to 10 minutes or till you see a few charred spots at the edges of the paneer cubes. Overall you need to grill for 16 to 20 minutes.

hariyali paneer tikka recipe

hariyali paneer tikka recipe

22. Serve hariyali paneer tikka with Mint-curd chutney or Coriander chutney. sprinkle some chaat masala on the tikka before serving. Also accompany some onion slices and lemon wedges.

Hariyali Paneer Tikka

Hariyali Paneer Tikka

Making Hariyali Paneer Tikka on Tawa (Stovetop)

23. Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons oil in a tawa. Coat the paneer cubes well with the marinade and place them on the tawa. Pan fry paneer cubes on medium flame.

making hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

making hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

24. When one side is crisp and golden, turn each paneer cubes and fry the second side.

making hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

making hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

25. Fry the second side also till crisp & golden. Flip a couple of times for even frying. Do add more oil if required. This way fry the paneer in batches of two or three.

making hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

making hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

26. Remove the paneer cubes on a plate. You can place them on kitchen paper towels to remove extra oil.

making hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

making hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

27. Once the heat is enough to handle, then you can thread them on tooth picks. Or you can just serve hariyali paneer tikka directly with small fork or toothpicks.

hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

hariyali tikka recipe on tawa

28. Serve crispy hariyali paneer tikka with mint chutney or coriander chutney. Sprinkle some chaat masala on the tikka before serving. Also accompany some onion slices and lemon wedges.

hariyali paneer tikka on tawa

hariyali paneer tikka on tawa

If you are looking for more Paneer recipes then do check:

Note: This recipe post is from the archives and has been republished and updated on 1st June 2020. 

Many of my recipes have detailed step by step photos and useful tips to help you make it easily and perfectly.

Hariyali Paneer Tikka (Oven & StoveTop)

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This is a delicious grilled hariyali paneer tikka made in oven and on tawa (stovetop).

paneer hariyali tikka recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:40 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:1 hr
Course:snacks,starters
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi

Diet:gluten-free,keto,vegetarian

Servings (change the number to scale):3

(1 CUP = 250 ML)

for hariyali (green) paste

other ingredients

for basting

serving suggestions

making green (hariyali) paste

  • In a small blender jar take ½ cup rinsed coriander leaves and ¼ cup rinsed mint leaves.

  • Add 1 teaspoon chopped ginger, 1 teaspoon chopped garlic and add 1 teaspoon chopped green chili.

  • Then add 3 tablespoons fresh curd.

  • Grind to a smooth paste without adding any water.

making hariyali paneer tikka marination

  • Take the ground green paste in a bowl.

  • Add the following – ¼ teaspoon carom seeds, ⅛ teaspoon turmeric powder or 1 to 2 pinches turmeric powder, ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder, ¼ teaspoon cumin powder, ¼ teaspoon coriander powder, ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder, ¼ teaspoon dry mango powder and ¼ teaspoon chaat masala powder

  • Then add 1 tablespoon rice flour. You can also use 1 tablespoon besan or corn flour instead.

  • Next add ¼ teaspoon black salt and ¼ teaspoon regular salt or add as required.

  • Now add 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

  • Mix everything very well.

  • Now add paneer cubes (200 grams).

  • Gently mix the paneer cubes with the marinade.

  • Cover and marinate for minimum 30 minutes at room temperature or a couple of hours in the fridge. Below is the pic after marinating for 30 minutes at room temperature.

making hariyali paneer tikka in oven

  • Now thread the paneer cubes in a bamboo or metal skewer. Place the skewers on a metal rack or on a tray.

  • Keep the tray in an oven which is already preheated at 250 degrees celsius for 10 minutes. Keep in center rack and grill at 250 degrees celsius with only the top heating element on.

  • Halfway through grilling, remove the pan from oven, roughly after 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Brush some oil on the paneer cubes. You can skip oil if you want.

  • Turn over and brush oil on the other side too.

  • Keep the pan back in the oven and continue to grill for 8 to 10 minutes or till you see a few charred spots at the edges of the paneer cubes. Overall you need to grill the tikka for 16 to 20 minutes.

  • Serve hariyali paneer tikka with mint-curd chutney or coriander chutney. Sprinkle some chaat masala on the tikka before serving. Also accompany some onion slices and lemon wedges.

Frying paneer hariyali tikka on tawa (stovetop)

  • Heat 2 to 3 tablespoons oil in a tawa. Coat the paneer cubes well with the marinade and place them on the tawa. Pan fry paneer cubes on medium flame.

  • When one side is crisp and golden, turn each paneer cubes and fry the second side.

  • Fry the second side also till crisp & golden. Flip a couple of times for even frying. Do add more oil if required. This way fry the paneer in batches of two or three.

  • Remove the paneer cubes in a plate. You can place them on kitchen paper towels to remove extra oil.

  • Once the heat is enough to handle, then you can thread them on tooth picks. Or you can just serve them directly with small fork or toothpicks.

  • Serve crispy paneer hariyali tikka made on tawa with mint chutney or coriander chutney. Sprinkle some chaat masala on the tikka before serving. Also accompany some onion slices and lemon wedges. 

  • Veggies like onion, tomato and capsicum (bell pepper) can be added in the marination along with paneer cubes.
  • Oil can be skipped if you want. 
  • You can add spice powders more or less as per your preferences. 
  • Tofu can be substituted instead of paneer.

Nutrition Facts

Hariyali Paneer Tikka (Oven & StoveTop)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 250 Calories from Fat 180

% Daily Value*

Fat 20g31%

Saturated Fat 10g63%

Cholesterol 46mg15%

Sodium 435mg19%

Potassium 66mg2%

Carbohydrates 6g2%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 10g20%

Vitamin A 410IU8%

Vitamin C 3.5mg4%

Calcium 353mg35%

Iron 0.3mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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