Nutritional Facts of Tandoori Paneer Tikka, Calories in Tandoori Paneer Tikka

by Tarla Dalal
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How many calories does one serving of Tandoori Paneer Tikka have?

One serving of Tandoori Paneer Tikka  gives 105 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 20 calories, proteins account for 17 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 66 calories.  One serving of Tandoori Paneer Tikka provides about 5 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See here for Tandoori Paneer Tikka Calories tandoori paneer tikka recipe can be cooked on a tandoor or tawa. We show you an easy recipe to make tandoori paneer tikka recipe on tawa. Every Indian kitchen has a tawa and hence the tandoori paneer tikka recipe on tawa is a popular way to make paneer tikka.


party without tandoori party starters is truly incomplete! And of all such starters, the tandoori paneer tikka recipe on tawa is especially popular. The perfect blend of spices and smoky flavour of the marinated and tandoor-cooked paneer is just too awesome to describe. 

Our tandoori paneer tikka is different than the authentic paneer tikka as we have given a twist to the by changing the marination. 

Here is how you can impress your guests by making this all-time favourite party starter at home – and that too quite quickly and easily using a simple non-stick tava.

This Punjabi tandoori paneer tikka recipe on tawais one of the most popular starters in Indian restaurants. Cottage cheese marinated in a mix of classic Indian spices, strung into skewer sticks, and cooked in a wood-fired tandoor but here we have got you a Mughlai paneer tikka on tawa that needs no tandoor and can be easily made in an oven.

Check out this recipe to find out how easy it can be to make delicious paneer tikka on tava right at home any time you wish. The Paneer Tikka tastes awesome with pudina chutney.  

Making tandoori paneer tikka recipe on tawa is super easy, all you need to do is marinate paneer for half and hour, cook and it is ready to be relished. We have made the marination with curd, red chili powder, ginger-green chili paste, lemon juice, cumin seed powder, pepper powder, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, turmeric, besan and lastly saffron-milk mixture. Added paneer cubes to it and left it for half and hour. Cook on a tava on a medium flame until cooked from all the sides. Make sure you let the paneer marinate for at least half an hour as it is important for the flavours to sink in. We have used a little besan in the marinade so that it coats the paneer well.

Is Tandoori Paneer Tikka healthy?

Yes and No, depending who is having it. Made of paneer, fresh curds, besan and Indian spices.

Let's understand the Ingredients of Tandoori Paneer Tikka.

What's good in Tandoori Paneer Tikka.

Paneer : Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetes. Great for weight loss and read the interesting article on is paneer good for you?  

Curd + Low fat Curds :  Hung Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. The only difference between curds and low fat curds is the fat level. Read the benefits of curds to include in your daily diet. 

Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. See 10 detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you. 

Lemon, Lemon Juice : Lemon is a very good source of Vitamin C and thus helps in the production of  white blood cells and antibodies in the blood which attacks invading microorganisms, prevents infection and builds immunity. Therefore, Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold. The ascorbic acid in lemon juice helps in absorption of iron from the food. So if you’re iron deficient or have anaemia squeeze a lemon on iron rich recipes. See detailed benefits of lemon, lemon juice.

Benefits of Cumin Seeds ( jeera) : The most common benefit of jeera known to many is to soothe the stomach, intestine and the entire digestive tract. Cumin seeds are apparently a very good source of iron. A tbsp. of cumin seeds can fulfil nearly 20% of days iron requirement. Even small quantity of cumin seeds has huge amounts of calcium – a bone supporting mineral. They aid is digestion, weight loss and help reduce inflammation. See detailed benefits of cumin seeds, jeera

 Ginger (Adrak) : Ginger is an effective cure for congestion, sore throatcold and cough. It aids digestion and relieves constipation. Ginger was found as effective as drugs in relieving menstrual pain. Ginger is effective in decreasing the cholesterol levels in patients with high cholesterol. Ginger significantly reduces symptoms of nausea in pregnant ladies. See here for 16 Super Health Benefits of Adrak, Ginger.

Benefits of Carom Seeds, Ajwain : carom seeds are good for digestion. Its active compound thymol helps in the secretion of digestive juices in the stomach which prevents indigestion. To overcome stomach pain, acidity, bloating and flatulence ajwain is a very good remedy. Ajwain water is also known to help boost metabolism and aid in weight loss. Including ajwain in the form of Ajwain Roti will be good for those suffering from high BP. See here detailed benefits of carom seeds, ajwain.

Benefits of Fennel Seeds, Saunf : Aids in Digestion: The fiber content of fennel seeds is enough to prove its digestive benefits. 1 tbsp of saunf provides 2.3 g of fiber. Relieves Constipation:  The fiber in saunf adds bulk and helps in easy bowel movements too. The high fiber from saunf helps to reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body thus preventing the formation of plaque and in turn, heart attack. See detailed benefits of fennel seeds, saunf

Turmeric Powder (Haldi) : Turmeric helps in digestion of food thus helping to overcome indigestion. Haldi may help in reducing the growth of fat cells in the body. Turmeric, being rich in iron, is highly valuable in the treatment of anaemia and both the root as well as the powder should be a regular part of an anaemic diet. One of the health benefits of turmeric is it’s anti-inflammatory property due to the active compound, Curcumin, which helps to relieve inflammation of the joints and thus is a ladder to relieve pain related to arthritis. The curcumin in haldi also helps to ward of the bacteria’s causing cold, cough and throat irritation.  Turmeric benefits in diabetes management by lowering blood glucose levels. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects are useful in the treatment of diabetes patients.  It is known to be a good brain food and keep diseases like Alzheimer’s at bay. See here for detailed turmeric benefits

Saffron (Kesar) : Saffron is widely used in Ayurvedic remedies for a range of conditions from arthritis and asthma to infertility and impotence. Saffron has a reputation for strengthening the stomach and promoting its functioning.

Coriander (kothmir, dhania) : Coriander is a fresh herb often used as a flavour enhancer in Indian cooking. It is mainly used as a garnish. This is the best way to use it - no cooking. This preserves its vitamin C content which helps to build our immunity and bring that sparkle to the skin. The antioxidants vitamin Avitamin C and the quercetin present in coriander works towards strengthening our immune system. Coriander is a fairly good source of iron and folate – the 2 nutrient which help in the production and maintenance of red blood cells in our blood. Good for reducing cholesterol and good for diabetics. Read 9 benefits of coriander to understand details. 

What's problem in Tandoori Paneer Tikka.

Vegetable Oils : To some vegetable oil is only soyabean oil, while some promote it as a mix of oils like soyabean, canola, sunflower, corn and other omega-6 rich oils. These are often cheaper options than many oils, but they are highly processed oils. They are undoubtedly not to be reached out for, whether you are looking for salad dressings, sautéing or cooking.  The 5 best oils used in cooking are olive oil (low temperature short time cooking), avocado oilcanola oilcoconut oil and peanut oil. You must read the super article to find the facts of  which oil is the healthiest avoid vegetable oil

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have Tandoori Paneer Tikkas?

Yes they can with a small change. Then we need to change full fat paneer and use low fat paneer and you can only then have this tikka. Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetes. Curd helps in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. 

Can healthy individuals have Tandoori Paneer Tikkas?

Yes, you can. Full fat paneer is good fat so enjoy it. 

Tandoori Paneer Tikkas is good for

1. Healthy Recipes Lifestyle

2. Low Calorie Snack

3. Diabetic Snacks

4. Healthy Heart Snacks

5. Pregnancy snacks

6. Kids snacks

7. Low Acidity breakfast

8. Low Blood pressure snacks

How to burn 105 calories that come from one serving of Tandoori Paneer Tikka?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         32  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          11  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         14  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         18  mins
   

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual
 

Value per paneer tikka% Daily Values
Energy105 cal5%
Protein4.2 g8%
Carbohydrates5 g2%
Fiber0.7 g3%
Fat7.3 g11%
Cholesterol2 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A131.3 mcg3%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0 mg0%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0 mg0%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)0.1 mg1%
Vitamin C1.3 mg3%
Vitamin E0 mg0%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)7.5 mcg4%
MINERALS
Calcium125.5 mg21%
Iron0.3 mg1%
Magnesium8.4 mg2%
Phosphorus86.8 mg14%
Sodium5.8 mg0%
Potassium45.4 mg1%
Zinc0.1 mg1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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