Friday, 17 May 2013

Paneer Tikka Kebabs

paneer tikka kebabs
These simple paneer tikka kebabs taste delicious cooked on the barbecue, but can be grilled or baked instead.
  • 200g/8oz paneer, cubed
  • 2 bell peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into quarters 
For the marinade:
  • 2 tsp tandoori/tikka spice mix or paste
  • 1 large clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 heaped tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 large lemon
For the mint sauce:
  • 1 cup of plain yogurt/dairy-free yogurt
  • 1 small clove of garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp garden mint sauce concentrate (the type you add your own sugar and vinegar to)
  • A few dashes of chilli sauce
Mix all of the marinade ingredients together in a large bowl.
Add all of the kebab ingredients and coat well in the marinade.
Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for an hour.
Soak wooden kebab skewers in water for a few minutes (to help prevent them from burning), and thread alternate chunks of paneer, onion and pepper onto the skewers.
Grill or bbq for around 10 minutes, turning occasionally.
Serve in a warm pitta or naan bread with salad and mint sauce. 

To make the mint sauce, simply mix all of the ingredients together, adding chilli sauce to taste.

Alternative: Use diced meat-free/Quorn 'chicken-style' fillets instead of paneer if preferred.
For an easy camping version, just swap the marinade ingredients, for a ready-made tikka paste.
Vegan version: Use whole button mushrooms or firm, pressed tofu instead of the paneer.

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  1. I am glad I stumbled your blog as we do eat anything with a face either. You blog looks rich with all sorts of interesting recipes.

    1. Thanks Alain, I hope you enjoy some of my recipes.

  2. Looks great :) I have a hard time with paneer but I think I'm going to try again with it as it looks so delicious and I struggled at first with tofu.

    1. Thanks Zoe, if you don't like paneer you could always make this with a 'chicken-style' meat substitute.

  3. I was just thinking of BBQs on Friday. The weather was so glorious, but then by Saturday it was rotten again. Typical. These look good though, if we ever should have a bbq.

    1. Thanks Jac. We've had lovely weather today, so just debating whether to have a bbq tonight :-)

  4. These sound lovely, I love paneer, great to have another veggie bbq idea! :)

  5. I made these for us on Saturday and they were delicious Lisa, thank you so much! We're having a curry later today so I've just made more :)

    1. I'm glad you liked them Donnanne :-)


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