Paneer tikka salad

How to make paneer tikka salad at home?

Salads can be delicious. One of the example is this delicious Indian salad known as Paneer Tikka Salad. And it is made by marinating paneer with spices and yogurt and grilled on a skewer or without skewers along with fresh chopped vegies.

Moreover, paneer or cottage cheese is very popular in India. It is a slow-digesting dairy protein, which also offers you a good amount of calcium. It keeps you fuller for longer and also helps burn more fat.

Nowadays, light as well as refreshing salads have become one of favorite meals for almost everyone. Not only are they super easy and quick to make, but the fresh flavor of veggies as well as the salad dressing are also a welcome change from the usual cooked food. This salad is a wholesome meal along with protein as well as nutrients from fresh vegetables and fruits.

If you are non vegetarian, try our chicken tikka salad! chicken tikka salad

So, let’s have a quick look at the recipe!

Preparation time: 20 minutes+30 minutes marination

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Serving: 2


  • Paneer, cubed-1 cup
  • Ginger-garlic paste-1 tsp
  • Tandoori masala (optional)-1 tsp
  • Chili powder-1 tsp
  • Turmeric-1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder-1 tsp
  • Kasuri methi-1 tsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Yogurt-1/2 cup
  • Lemon juice-2 tbsp
  • Oil-2-3 tbsp
  • Lettuce-2-3 leaves
  • Carrot, chopped-1/2 cup
  • Tomatoes, chopped-1/2 cup
  • Onion, chopped-1/2 cup
  • Capsicum, chopped-1/2 cup
  • Coriander leaves, chopped for garnishing

Method of preparation:

  1. Firstly, cut the paneer into cubes. And you can cut them into the size of your liking.
  2. Secondly, combine the paneer with ginger-garlic paste, tandoori masala, turmeric, chili powder, kasuri methi, amchur, yogurt, lemon juice, and salt.
  3. Furthermore, to cook the paneer, you can either pan-fry, bake, air-fry, or grill (this is your choice). To grill, take a pan and coat the pan with oil lightly and let it heat and then spread the paneer on it. Now, once cooked from one side, flip to cook on other side.
  4. Lastly, for the salad, chop the lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, and dice the onions and assemble all the veggies with the paneer tikka in a deep bowl
  5. Finally, garnish this salad with some chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice.

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