Grilled Minty Paneer

4.30 from 3 votes

A hearty healthy paneer or Indian cottage cheese snack ready in minutes and providing the essential proteins for budding athletes or growing up youngsters. Paneer or Indian cottage cheese marinated with mint is just another wonderful combination that is most often overlooked but mint flavor is actually the backbone of this recipe.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch, Snacks
Servings 4


  • Paneer 14 oz
  • Marinade 1 ---
  • 1/2 bunch of mint
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste/minced garlic
  • 1/2 bunch fresh coriander
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yoghurt or thick curd
  • Marinade 2---
  • 2 tablespoon Greek yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tablespoon red chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon heaped ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon garam masala
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ajwain carom seeds
  • Salt
  • Pita bread
  • Sliced onion tomato, cucumber, lettuce as garnish/accompaniment
  • Lemon juice as per taste
  • Dash of chaat masala


  • Wash, drain and dry the vegetables and herbs.
  • Blend in mixie all marinade 1 ingredients to a fine paste.
  • Cut paneer in 2 x 2 in squares and about 1/2" thick and slit them horizontally 3/4 way (not through and through).
  • Place a teaspoonful of the mint chutney filling in the slit of each slice of paneer, spreading evenly.
  • Apply marinade 2 all over each slice of paneer. Skewer and grill in a tandoor until lightly browned on the edges.
  • If you cannot access a tandoor, use skewers under a hot grill. Serve hot with a sprinkling of lemon juice and chaat masala.
  • Warm the pita bread on tawa or microwave. Stuff it with onion slices, tomato slices, cucumber slices, shredded lettuce and apply mint mayonnaise (marinade 1 mixed in plain mayonnaise). Drizzle grated Cheese.


Usually store bought paneer is often hard so Always keep paneer or Indian cottage cheese immersed in warm water or milk to maintain its softness. 

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