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In-Tandoor Recipes

In-Tandoor Recipe: Ultimate Paneer Tikka

By June 25, 2018 No Comments



¼ Cup Mustard Oil

2 Tablespoons Ground Cumin

2 Tablespoons Ground Coriander

1 Tablespoon Chili Powder – more or less based on spice level

½ Tablespoon Turmeric

2 Tablespoons Salt

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon powder

1 Tablespoon Garam Masala* Grind black peppercorns, cumin, green cardamom, and mustard seed to powder.

3 Tablespoons Cashew or Almond Powder



1 Tablespoon Chickpea Flour

2 Tablespoons Dry Fenugreek Leaves



1 Tablespoon Onion Paste

1 Tablespoon Ginger Paste

2 Tablespoons Garlic Paste

1 Tablespoon Green Chili Paste

½ Lemon Juice

½ Cup Yogurt

⅓ Cup Sour Cream


12 Large Pieces of Paneer (2“ x 2” x 1” pieces)


Prepare Paneer

Cut paneer if needed

Apply salt, onion/ginger/garlic/green chili paste to paneer



Add oil to bowl

Add spices to oil and mix well

Add sour cream and yogurt

Add chickpea flour and dry fenugreek to mixture

Whisk together well



Place paneer in tray or in bowl

Pour marinade over paneer and cover all pieces well

Seal shut with saran wrap

Let sit for 2 hours




About 1 hour before cooking, start up tandoor with charcoal (or gas)

Get temperature up to between 750° – 850° F (Point IR Gun at middle of clay)



Place similar size paneer together on same thin skewer

Place in tandoor and cook for about 10 minutes.



Add strings of red onion, garnish options on plate

De-skewer paneer onto plate

Add fresh lemon juice to taste

Let sit for 2 minutes


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  • 10 Skewers
  • Gadhi (cushion for bread)
  • Mouth Cover
  • Canvas Cover (Model 201)
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