No plate in Delhi is complete without a dish of Paneer. Paneer has been and is still everyone's (especially every vegetarian’s) favorite since time immemorial. Paneer in the life of a Delhiite is exactly like that favorite relative in Indian weddings, you just can't do without. And... if you are looking for a lip-smacking Paneer Tikka experience served with sauteed onion, tomato, garlic, and bell pepper along with mint chutney in the capital city then, try going to binge-eat at the places mentioned below. They would make your experience filled with foodgasm like never before.
Cottage cheese AKA Paneer marinated with curd, fresh herbs, masala, ingredients, and a special recipe served in a platter with your favorite sauce sure does sound like a paradisiacal food experience. You'll find it difficult to stop eating it; after a bite of the wholesome, delicious Paneer Tikka in your mouth, at least till your stomach hurts. Here's the ultimate guide to the best Paneer Tikka in Delhi for all budgets.
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1. Pind Balluchi
Craving for the sight of one of the juiciest, spicy Paneer Tikka coming to your table straight out of tandoor? Well, Pind Balluchi’s Paneer Tikka Shashlik is all-set to win your heart. With the absolute perfect balance of spices and flavors, this Paneer Tikka is definitely a must-try. With sauteed onions, bell peppers, and tomatoes, savor this dish with mint chutney and crunchy onion rings. Heavenly! The desi vibe and ambiance of the restaurant will only add an essence to your entire visit.
₹1,300 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
2. Dum Pukht
A fine Indian restaurant at ITC Maurya at Chanakyapuri. Dum-Pukht serves one of the best Paneer Tikka on your plate that would just make you drool with its very presentation and fragrance. The decor and interiors of the dine-in are lavish and royal, which helps in making the food experience even better. The dish is served with some salad on the side looks too beautiful to dive into it right away. But, the fragrance won’t let you wait for more. Savor it with other Dum Pukht paneer dishes- Dudhiya Kebab- a melt-in-your-mouth kind of Paneer Aloo appetizer.
₹5,000 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
3. Ardor 2.1
Located in the center of the food capital, Connaught Place, Ardor 2.1, is casual dining. The golden, bright, and flowery interiors of the restaurant might look too bling, but it's Paneer Tikka you are visiting Ardor 2.1 for. You know the food is best when it just melts right away in your mouth; Well, this Paneer dish is a perfect combination of spices and flavors. Served with creme on top and sauteed veggies at the bottom and can be best enjoyed with mint chutney and rice. Or you can also try them with their famous Lachha Paranthas and stuffed mushrooms.
₹1,800 for two people (approx.) with alcohol | Open In Google Maps
4. Kake Di Hatti
As famous as Chandni Chowk is for wholesale shopping, Kake Di Hatti is famously known among foodies for its Paneer Tikka and Paneer Naan. The veg Dhaba is jam-packed throughout the day and week, so you might have to wait for the turn. Though the Dhaba looks a bit shady, it's one of the places in Delhi where you go to try one of the best Paneer Tikka. A platter filled with cushion-soft Paneer and caramelized veggies. The entire Paneer Tikka experience here is just yummy! You might end up ordering another platter for takeaway.
₹500 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
5. Rajinder Da Dhaba
Located at Safdarjung in South Delhi, Rajinder Da Dhaba is that abode for you, where you go to enjoy a meal for a traditional food experience. The famously known Indian restaurant serves the best Paneer tikka on your table. Their lip-smacking Tawa Paneer is also the one to try. Tawa Paneer- a delightful combination of mashed paneer and tangy tomatoes. It’s definitely a must-try. Well, you can also enjoy this deliciously delicious Paneer dish at home with their home-delivery services.
₹800 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
6. Punjab Grill
A casual dining delight located at Connaught Place with four more outlets located around Delhi/NCR. Punjab Grill could be your go-to restaurant for every Paneer Tikka craving. Punjab Grill is the best place to come and relish the flavors of the juiciest, tangiest Paneer Tikka Multani. One can also have other Punjab Grill’s specials on the table; highly recommended: Malai Kulcha, Palak Paneer, Paneer Lababdar. The music will accompany you throughout your dine-in.
₹1,000 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
Situated at one of the most famous roads of Delhi, Pandara Road, Gulati is casual dining, known among foodies for its specialty in Indian cuisine, especially North-Indian. Gulati is a must-visit place to satisfy Indian taste palettes with Gulati's special Paneer Tikka recipe. Gulati is a safe, comfortable restaurant and an ideal place to go for a celebratory family dinner. Their Paneer Lababdar and Paneer Do Pyaza are also some of their best-seller paneer dishes; they are so tangy and mouth-watering that they’ll leave you speechless.
₹2,500 for two people (approx.) | Open In Google Maps
Celebrating Indian culture and cuisines since 2001, Swagath creates a perfect vibe and ambiance with its lighting and super spacious interiors to enjoy a good family dinner. There's no better place than Swagath to go and cherish a bite of Paneer Tikka accompanied by pudina chutney or tikka masala sauce. The full-bar facilities could also help enhance your experience at Swagath. Their Hariyali Paneer Tikka and Grilled Cottage Cheese Steak are a must-try too. Make sure you add them to your table too.
₹2,000 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
Inhabited at Connaught Place, Zafran is casual dining. With an extensive menu filled with delectable Paneer Tikka and drinks to order, you'll find yourself waiting impatiently for your order to come. We assure you’d fall in love with their Bhatti Ka Paneer- a dish with seasoned Paneer Cubes cooked in a traditional tandoor. This dish is a perfect blend of traditional spices and sauces. Their assorted tikkas on a single platter are to die for, don’t forget to try that out.
₹2,000 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Map
Want to enjoy the view of a sunset sitting in the middle of the capital city with a plate full of your favorite Paneer Tikka with chutney? A meal at Parikrama (also known as The Revolving Restaurant) could be the one. Their Paneer Lababdar is served with mint chutney and a tangy-sweet red chutney is a world-class combination- something you should definitely try. You can also add their other famous paneer dishes; Paneer Malai Kofta, Paneer Bhurji, or Paneer Pakeeza.
₹2,600 for two people (approx.) Without alcohol | Open In Google Maps
Most of the restaurants mentioned above are highly in demand which makes them packed throughout day and night. Make sure you visit them after booking your tables else you'd end up waiting in the never-ending long queues for your turn.