Paneer Til Tinka

Paneer Til Tinka

From   Tea Time

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Indian

Cottage cheese batons skewered, coated with a spicy marination, rolled in sesame seeds and shallow-fried


  • Cottage cheese (paneer), cut into finger sized batons 220 gms
  • Toasted sesame seeds, to coat ½ cup
  • Sesame seed paste (optional) 1 tsp
  • Cashewnut paste 1 tbsp
  • Ginger paste ½ tsp
  • Hung yogurt 2 tbsps
  • Green cardamom powder ½ tsp
  • Green chilli, chopped 1 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tsp
  • Fresh cream 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil to shallow-fry
  • Chutney to serve


  • Take cashewnut paste in a bowl, add ginger paste, sesame seed paste (optional), hung yogurt, green cardamom powder, green chilli, coriander leaves, cream and salt and mix well.
  • Skewer each cottage cheese batons onto a satay stick. Spread toasted sesame seeds on a plate.
  • Coat the batons with the prepared paste, roll in sesame seeds (white) till they are covered all around.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick pan, place the satay sticks in it and shallow-fry, rotating the sticks till the cottage cheese is golden and evenly cooked all around.
  • Arrange them on a serving platter and serve hot.