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Paneer Tikka Skewers

This recipe is in categories Healthy eating, Main courses, Party food, Vegetarian
About this recipe
Healthiness : (10 votes)
Difficulty:  2 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Add less chilli powder to make it milder, more to make it taste hotter.
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Number of servings: 6
Serving suggestions: Serve straight away, sprinkled with fresh coriander.
This is a vegetarian recipe

These are a tasty Indian recipe ideal for celebrating Diwali. Diwali, also called Deepavali, is a major Indian festival that is observed by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs. It is also known as the 'Festival of Light'. Diwali symbolises victory of good over evil with lamps lit as a sign of celebration and hope for humankind.
  • 350g (14oz) paneer
  • 1 red pepper, cut in half and deseeded
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut in half and deseeded
  • ¾ x 5ml spoon (teaspoon) chilli powder
  • ¼ x 5ml spoon (teaspoon) salt
  • ½ x 5ml spoon (teaspoon) garam masala
  • 1 x 5ml spoon (teaspoon) dried cumin
  • 1 x 5ml spoon (teaspoon) dried coriander
  • 50ml (5 x dessertspoons) natural (unflavoured) yoghurt
  • 6 bamboo skewers
  • 2 x 5ml spoon (teaspoon) freshly chopped coriander for garnish
  • Weighing Scales
  • Teaspoon
  • Knife
  • Chopping Board
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Wooden Spoon
Making and cooking it
Always wash your hands before preparing food Always wash your hands before preparing food.

  1. Cut the paneer into 4cm (2") cubes
  2. Cut the peppers into 4cm (2") squares
  3. In a big bowl mix together the yoghurt, chilli powder, salt, garam masala, cumin and coriander
  4. Next add the paneer and the peppers and stir gently until everything is coated in the spicy yogurt mixture.
  5. Leave in the fridge to marinate for 30 minutes
  6. Preheat the grill to its hottest setting
  7. Thread the paneer and peppers onto the skewers and cook under the grill for 3-5 minutes on each side. 
  8. Watch to make sure they don't burn, if they start to, turn them over earlier
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Name: Raghu 18th April 2010
Thanks a lot for the recipe. Trying it today... hopefully it will be as yummy yours looks!!!
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