Tikka skewers

Prep: 35 mins Cook: 25 mins Plus chilling


Serves 6
Veggies needn't feel left out at barbecues with these Indian-spiced kebabs

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal561
  • fat23g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs69g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre3g
  • protein25g
  • salt3.56g
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  • 3 tbsp tikka paste
  • 500g tub yogurt



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • thumb-size piece fresh root ginger, finely grated
  • 250g bag small new potatoes
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    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 300g paneer cheese, cut into chunks
  • 3 red onion, peeled and sliced into wedges through the root
  • 2 red pepper, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • 5 tbsp mango chutney
  • small pack mint leaves, leaves picked



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 250g bag salad leaves
  • 12 chapatis


  1. Soak 12 wooden skewers in water for 30 mins (this helps to stop them burning). In a large bowl, mix together the tikka paste with half of the yogurt, the cumin, ginger and seasoning. Boil the potatoes in a pan of boiling salted water for 7 mins, then drain well and tip into the tikka mixture with the paneer. Gently mix into the marinade, then chill for at least 2 hrs to take on flavour.

  2. To assemble the kebabs, alternately thread the marinated potatoes and paneer onto the skewers with the onions and peppers, then cover on a tray until you are ready to barbecue.

  3. Heat the barbecue or a grill. Mix the mango chutney into the remaining yogurt, and the mint leaves into the salad leaves. Barbecue or grill the kebabs for 10-15 mins, turning, until the veg are charred and softened. With a few minutes to go, add the chapattis to the barbecue in batches to warm through. Serve the kebabs with the minty salad, cooling mango yogurt and chapattis, and let everyone assemble their own wraps.

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Comments (13)

abikinsey's picture

Wowed and amazed by how tasty this was, children, meat eaters & a veggie in the family all appreciated these skewers.

angel82's picture

use soya yoghurt, I don't eat dairy and substitute soya yoghurt for normal dairy yoghurt all the time, add alittle lemon juice to make up for the lack of sharpness in the soya that you get from a natural plain yoghurt.

nkkingston's picture

Any recommendations for bases for the marinade other than yoghurt? I was thinking of doing this for some vegan friends (minus the cheese, obviously).

vhassyx4u's picture

how can i shorten down chilling time

vhassyx4u's picture

I have 2 hours to make this so how can i shorten down the cooking time

louiseirons's picture

Went down well today at family BBQ, will be making again :-)

misskatpaw's picture

went down a storm with friends at our BBQ, however in line with a couple of the above comments...
1) the potatoes needed a little longer to boil
2) i'd recommend substituting for a spicier paste as the yoghurt substantially cools it down
3) I would use less yoghurt as there's loads of excess.

anne55's picture

Would like to try this as a none vegy version with chicken instead of cheese. Will have to try it next time we have a bbq

holds1's picture

I used Hallumi cheese instead as I couldn't get the paneer at Tesco. It tasted fantastic and the marinade was delicious. All I would suggest is to cook the potato a little longer before you add to the skewer as these took longer on the BBQ when the rest of the veg was cooked.
Very tasty.

alexevans1's picture

Tasty vegetarian meal, quick and easy to prepare. I used Pataks tikka paste which worked well.

iskona's picture

Ohhh I'm afraid this was a failure for me. First time I've tried paneer and it had no taste what so ever. The marinade lacked in heat and spice that may have saved the dish but I doubt it as even the dip was bland and lacking in something.
Shame as I was really looking forward to tryin paneer cheese. Think I'll stay clear from now on.

kaliszewska's picture

Fantastic veggie BBQ, really tasty and it works great with chapattis, mango yogurt and salad. I did, however, dressed salad leaves with some olive oil and lemon juice.

laney612's picture

What is paneer cheese?

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