Calorie count of your favourite appetizer paneer tikka

The addition of butter to this delicious spiced cottage cheese dish can make it slightly high in calories.

Paneer tikka is one of the most favoured Indian vegetarian appetizers. This delicious spiced cottage cheese dish is typically coated with yoghurt and cooked in a tandoor oven. Although it is prepared using vegetables like bell peppers and mushrooms, the addition of butter can make it slightly high in calories. According to HealthifyMe, world s first Indian nutrition tracker, a piece of paneer tikka contains 45.4 calories which means that one plate of paneer tikka with six paneer cubes would contain 272.4 calories. Also, find out the calorie count of other common paneer dishes.

The appetizer is rarely coated with flour that makes it a gluten-free dish. Full of protein and minerals, paneer or cottage cheese can pack a very healthy punch, provided you choose the right dish. If you are on a weight loss diet plan, it will be best to steer clear of fried dishes and dishes prepared with butter and cream. If you must have a starter, it's best you stick to grilled paneer dishes. If you are preparing a paneer starter at home, simply adding chaat masala to fresh paneer cubes can be a healthier alternative to fried ones.

Here are a few tips to make paneer tikka healthier:

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