Prepare Restaurant Style Zafrani Paneer Tikka Using This Easy Recipe

Loaded with the richness of saffron or kesar, this Zafrani paneer tikka is just the perfect evening snack.

Tanya Malik
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We all enjoy bingeing on starters like paneer tikka at the restaurant. Paneer tikka is a popular vegetarian appetiser which is loved by everyone. Who wouldn't like this flavourful, smoky snack? Right?

If you have been craving for some restaurant like paneer tikka lately then we have just the perfect recipe for you. This Zafrani paneer tikka has a rich flavour because of the saffron and tastes great. Chef from Ba-Khoob Biryani shared this easy recipe with us.

How To Make Zafrani Paneer Tikka?

  • In a bowl, add milk and saffron strands.
  • Peel ginger and garlic and blend into a smooth paste.
  • In a pan, add some oil, turmeric and gram flour or besan.
  • Cook the mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Take out in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, mix turmeric paste, minced ginger garlic, yogurt, cream, milk and saffron.
  • Marinate paneer cubes in this mixture.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Grease a baking tray with oil or butter.
  • Place marinated paneer in the tray.
  • If you have an electronic tandoor, you can cook the paneer in it.
  • If cooking in an oven, preheat to 200°C then bake the paneer for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle black pepper powder, chaat masala.
  • Squeeze lemon juice and serve.
  • Zafrani Paneer Tikka Recipe Card

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    • Total Time :80 min
    • Preparation Time : 10 min
    • Cooking Time : 70 min
    • Servings : 4
    • Cooking Level : Medium
    • Course: Appetisers
    • Calories: 250
    • Cuisine: Indian
    • Author: Tanya Malik


    • 2 Saffron Strands
    • 2 Tsp Milk
    • 1 Medium Piece Ginger
    • 5 Garlic Cloves
    • Oil As Required 2 Tsp Turmeric
    • 3 Tbsp Gram Flour
    • 3-4 Tbsp Yogurt
    • 50 Ml Cream
    • 400gm Paneer
    • Black Pepper Powder As Required
    • Salt To Taste
    • Chat Masala To Taste
    • Lemon Juice


    • Step 1 :

      In a bowl, mix saffron and milk.

    • Step 2 :

      In a pan, add turmeric and gram flour. Stir well and take off flame.

    • Step 3 :

      In a bowl, add yogurt, cream, turmeric mix, ginger garlic paste, salt, and saffron mix.

    • Step 4 :

      Marinate paneer cubes in the mixture and refrigerate.

    • Step 5 :

      Pre-heat oven for 10 minutes at 200 degree celsius and then slide in the paneer cube tray.

    • Step 6 :

      Sprinkle black pepper powder, chat masala. Squeeze lemon juice over paneer and serve.