Spicy paneer skewers

Spicy paneer skewers

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(2 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins Plus marinating

Easy

Serves 10
These vegetarian kebabs use a firm Indian cheese coated in spices and grilled, perfect for a party

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal421
  • fat35g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre2g
  • protein17g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 600g paneer cheese (see Tip below)
  • juice 2 lemons
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 tsp ground cumin, plus extra for sprinkling
  • 75g gram flour (see Tip below)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • 1 tbsp paprika
    Paprika

    Paprika

    pa-preek-ah

    A spice that's central to Hungarian cuisine, paprika is made by drying a particular type of…

  • 284ml tub double cream
  • 4 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 red chilli, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 pepper, red and yellow, roughly chopped
    Peppers

    Pepper

    pepp-ah

    Sometimes called bell peppers or capsicums, these sweet, mild peppers come in variety of colours…

  • 2 courgette, sliced
    Courgette

    Courgette

    corr-zjet

    The courgette is a variety of cucurtbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • 25g butter, melted
    Butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 2 lemon, cut into wedges
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

Method

  1. Soak 12-15 bamboo skewers in water for 15 mins – this helps to stop them from burning under the grill. Cut the paneer cheese into 3cm cubes and toss with the lemon juice and ground cumin. Set aside for 30 mins.

  2. Sieve the gram flour, garam masala and paprika into a bowl and add the cream, garlic and chopped chillies plus enough water to make a thick batter, then stir until smooth. Drain the paneer and add to the batter with 2 tbsp of the cumin-spiced lemon juice. Coat all the paneer cubes in batter.

  3. Heat grill to its hottest setting and line the grill pan with foil. Thread the paneer onto skewers, alternating it with chunks of pepper and courgette. Drizzle with batter from the bowl and cook for 4-5 mins on each side, spooning over more batter when you turn them. Grill until charred at the edges. Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with the ground cumin, and serve immediately, accompanied with lemon wedges.

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Comments (3)

daveprovis's picture
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I forgot to rate - 2 stars for the lemon juice and skewer-soaking.

daveprovis's picture
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Really wanted to love this. Made it for some foodie friends - and felt embarrassed! Having tasted the batter - which was cream-greasy - it was so bland I added other spices and, though I'm no salty dog, enough salt to give it some bite (NONE in the recipe?!). Despite this - and marinating for about eight hours the result was - you guessed it - almost tasteless. My loyal wife and guests said it was delicious - but I know it wasn't!
Suggest at least doubling the garam masala, substituting yogurt (see Mandinga's suggestion) and adding some chilli flakes - to taste.

mandinga's picture
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Quite nice, but if I made them again I would definitely substitute the double cream for natural yoghurt. It would give a much better, and more authentic, flavour and cut the calories. Note: don't try taking leftovers for lunch the next day. They do NOT reheat well!

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