Saunfia Paneer Tikka Recipe

Saunfia Paneer Tikka are cubes of paneer stuffed and coated with a special mix of chutney, flavored with aniseed  and then grilled in tandoor. It is a mouth melting paneer tikka recipe which is perfect to serve as an exclusive starter or appetizer.saunfia paneer tikka

Preparation time: 40 mintes
Cooking time: 7-8 minutes
Servings: 2-3


  • 200 gms paneer cubes
  • 1/4 capsicum cubes
  • 1 small onion rings
  • 1 tbsp butter

For marinade you need:

  • 1 tsp coriander chutney
  • 1/2 tsp mint chutney
  • 1/2 tsp aniseed (saunf)
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 cup fresh thick curd
  • 4-5 cloves chopped
  • 1 inch ginger minced
  • 4 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

How to make Saunfia Paneer Tikka:

  1. Combine all the ingredients of marinade in a deep shaped bowl.
  2. Mix the cubes of paneer, capsicum and onion gently into the mixture.
  3. Keep aside for about 30-40 minutes for the well marination.
  4. After the given time take the skewers and soak them into the water for 5 minutes.
  5. Thread the cubes of paneer, capsicum and onion in the skewers.
  6. Apply little bit of butter all over the veggies.
  7. Grill in the tandoor for 6-7 minutes.
  8. Bast occasionally with the butter until tikkas turn into nice golden color.
  9. Remove from the tandoor and then from the skewers.
  10. Serve immediately with mixed salad and lemon wedges.

Chef Tips:

  1. Add little bit of besan to make a thick batter.
  2. Serve these tikka’s on the spot until they become tasteless.


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