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Air Fryer Paneer Tikka

Indian appetizer with chunks of paneer, crunchy sweet peppers, and onions marinated in yogurt and warm spices and cooked to perfection
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Marinate Time30 minutes
Total Time53 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 8
Calories: 196kcal



  • In a medium-sized bowl add yogurt, ginger, garlic, turmeric, salt, red chili powder, garam masala, and chat masala. Crush the dried fenugreek leaves on the palm of your hands and add them to the bowl. Add lemon juice and mix all the ingredients to make the marinade.
  • Add paneer, peppers, and onions to the marinade and mix everything together coating the paneer and veggies well with the marinade.
  • Cover the bowl and allow it to marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 10 minutes which prevents them from burning while in the air fryer.
  • Preheat the air fryer at 400 F for 5 minutes.
  • Lightly spray or brush the air fryer basket with oil. Line 4 to 5 skewers and spray over lightly with oil. Cook for 5 minutes at 360°F (180° C). Turn the skewers, spray lightly with oil and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with chutney fresh lemon wedges.



Oven & Grill Instructions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line the skewers on a baking rack and place the rack on a baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes. For slightly charred edges, finish the cooking by broiling the skewers on high for 2 minutes. 
  2. To cook on an outdoor or stovetop grill, preheat the grill. You may line the outdoor grill with aluminum foil to prevent the paneer from sticking. Brush the grill with some oil and place the skewers on the grill and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, turning halfway through 


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 959IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 1mg
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