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Airfryer paneer tikka recipe

Easy Paneer Tikka Recipe

This delicious and easy paneer tikka recipe is a perfect starter. It is keto-friendly and high protein. I have shared detailed tips for the recipe.
Course Accompaniment | Appetizer
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Keyword airfryer paneer tikka, paneer tikka recipe
recipe Paneer tikka recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Marination time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 268kcal
Author Rachna Parmar



  • 1 cup or 200 gm. paneer or cottage cheese cut into large cubes
  • 1 onion cut into cubes
  • 1 bell pepper cut into cubes


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or hung yogurt
  • 2 tsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. cayenne or Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp. pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. kasuri methi or dried fenugreek
  • 1 tsp. tandoori masala or garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. oil

For basting

  • 2 tsp. oil


  • Mix all the ingredients of the marinade together in a bowl to make a thick paste.
  • Now add paneer, bell pepper and onion cubes to the marinade and mix well till they are well coated. Keep it marinated for about an hour. 2 hours is the best.

Airfrying instructions:

  • Preheat your Airfryer to 400 F or 200 C for 8 minutes.
  • Skewer your paneer cubes along with bell pepper and onion cubes, alternating them. Now spray or brush with oil. Place them in the Airfryer, ensuring that they are not overcrowded.
  • Now Airfry at 400 F or 200 C for about 8 minutes. Turn once in the middle.
  • You can airfry for a 2 minutes more for a nice char. The paneer tikka is done when everything has a nice golden brown colour.

Oven instructions:

  • Preheat oven for 15 minutes at 450 F. Place tikkas in a tray that is lined with parchment paper. Cook for about 15 minutes in the oven. Then broil at 450 F for 2-3 minutes till they get a nice char. Your paneer tikka is ready to serve.

Stove-top Instructions:

  • Use a stove-top grill or a skillet. Oil it and cook till the paneer and veggies get a good char. It takes about 5-7 minutes. Make sure to keep turning your tikka skewers and also spray them with oil.


Do not overcook the paneer or it will turn stringy. It must be soft and moist on the inside.
You can also cook this in the oven or on the stove stop as mentioned above.
Adjust the marinade for spice. This makes for a spicy paneer tikka recipe.
Airfrying time can vary depending upon the type of your oven and the size of your paneer cubes. So keep an eye on the Airfryer or oven if you are baking.


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 912IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 345mg | Iron: 1mg