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Recipe of Paneer Tikka for Toddlers and Kids

Paneer Tikka for Toddlers and Kids

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Looking for recipes of healthy snacks to pack in your kid's lunch box (tiffin)? Try this simple non-spicy recipe of paneer tikka for toddlers and kids.
Course Snacks, Starters
Servings 1 person


  • Approx 100 gms paneer
  • 2-3 tbsp thick curd
  • 1 tsp besan chickpea/gram flour
  • 1 pinch jeera powder cumin seeds powder
  • red chili powder to taste
  • chili and ginger paste to taste (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste


  • Cut paneer in bite-sized pieces.
  • Take a large bowl, and add curd and besan, and mix it well to ensure no lumps remain in besan.
  • Add jeera powder, red chili powder, chili-ginger paste, and salt. (You can determine the quantity of red chili powder and chili-ginger paste based on your child's preference towards spicy food.)
  • Mix the contents of the bowl properly, and then add paneer pieces. (You can also add capsicum and tomato pieces if your child likes them.)
  • Mix the paneer pieces with curd mixture carefully so that the pieces don't break. Ensure that all pieces are coated with the curd mixture fully.
  • Cover the bowl, refrigerate paneer and allow it to marinate for at least 2 hours. (I keep paneer in the fridge overnight.)
  • Bring the paneer pieces to room temperature before cooking them.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and grease it with a little oil.
  • Add all the paneer pieces one-by-one to the pan.
  • Cook them till they turn golden brown from at least two sides. (Since we're shallow-frying the pieces it's kind of time consuming to ensure that they turn light brown on all sides; the other two sides get cooked sufficiently enough.)


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  • Keep stirring the paneer pieces to ensure they don't get burnt. Initially the curd mixture will spread across the pan. When you turn over the pieces to cook them on the other side, the mixture will evaporate slowly.
  • Allow paneer tikka to come to room temperature before putting it in a tiffin or lunch box if you use a plastic one. Give coriander-mint chutney or tomato ketchup as an accompaniment with paneer tikka.