Haryali Paneer Tikka AKA Green-Goddess Paneer Skewers

Servings: Serves 2 as a main or 4 as an appetizer

Photo by: Deepika Kalla (@thedeeperlivingeats)


  • 1 Pack (6oz) The Original Paneer, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 medium sized onion, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 green bell pepper or jalapeños, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 tsp dry kasoori methi (optional)
  • 1 tsp jeera or cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Amchoor/dry mango powder or sumac (optional)
  • 1 tbsp toasted besan/chickpea flour (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger 
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mint, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp mustard oil or olive oil, sizzling 
  • Kosher Salt


  • Cut the paneer into 1" cubes and set aside. 
  • To make the marinade: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add greek yogurt, chopped ginger, lemon juice and minced garlic. Transfer to a food processor and blend to combine. Once blended, add all the spices and oil to the marinade. Whisk to combine. Season with salt.
  • Cut the onion, green bell pepper or vegetables of your choice into 1-inch cubes. Add cubed paneer and vegetables to the marinade, and toss to combine. Taste for seasoning. Marinate for as long as you can, minimum of 30 minutes. 
  • Add the paneer and veggies to a skewer and grill. 
  • Serve immediately with sautéed kale on the side. 

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