Pesto Paneer Tikka

We all know Paneer Tikka is a famous Indian vegetarian starter and it’s always relished by all (almost all, lol!). This time I tried a fusion, marinated paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese) in pesto and then grilled it. And WHOA!!! It was incredibly delicious. 

I love the flavor of it as is, without any sauce or chutney. If you prefer then try it with green chutney or tzatziki sauce.

Also try: Paneer Tikka or Hariyali Paneer Tikka.

Course: Starters

Cuisine: Indian-Italian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Marination – 30 mins, Cooking – 10 mins, Total – 50 mins

Servings: 2


  1. Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) – 200 grams (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  2. Hung Curd (or plain greek yogurt) – 2 tbsp
  3. Pesto Sauce – 3 tbsp (recipe here)
  4. Oil – to roast the tikka 
  5. Salt to taste.

How to make Pesto Paneer Tikka:

  1. Take a mixing bowl. Add hung curd, pesto sauce and salt if required. Mix well
  2. Add paneer cubes and gently mix with your hand or with a spoon. It should be well coated in the marinade
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 30 mins
  4. Put marinated paneer on a skewer  
  5. Heat a grill pan or tawa. Pour a few drops of oil and place the skewer. Roast it from all the sides until golden brown
  6. Your Pesto Paneer Tikka is ready. Relish it!!!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Ooh, lovely jably…amazingly innovative idea and looks soooo drool worthy 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 I am glad I tried this ❤

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  2. We love Paneer…. This tikka is looking so delicious!

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂♥️

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  3. Beautiful green colour and a such a tempting paneer dish.

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