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Paneer tikka kebabs with peppers and tandoori spices

Paneer Tikka

A simple version of this classic Indian vegetarian cheese dish.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Family Food, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 433 kcal
Author Sarah Barnes

Ingredients

  • 450 g Paneer cheese Cut into small cubes
  • 3 tbsp Natural yoghurt
  • 150 g Tikka spice paste
  • 6 Peppers (Capsicum) Deseeded and cut into cubes

You will also need:

  • 8 Metal skewers Or wooden skewers, soaked for 2 hours in water before use

Instructions

  1. Mix the yoghurt and tikka paste in a large bowl, add the paneer and coat fully.

  2. If you are marinating, cover and leave in the fridge until you're ready to use.

  3. Thread onto the skewers, along with the peppers.

To cook under the grill (broil if you're in the USA):

  1. Preheat the grill to the hottest setting. Please the skewers on a rack over a baking sheet (or grill pan). Cook for 15 - 20 minutes, turning once, until browned and golden all over.

To cook in the oven:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220C.

  2. Option a) Please the skewers on a rack over a baking sheet (or grill pan). Cook for 15 - 20 minutes, turning once, until browned and golden all over.

  3. Option b) To cook in the oven you do not need to skewer the pieces of paneer if you prefer. Just throw everything into a lightly oil baking dish and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until starting to turn crunchy on the outside.

To cook on the BBQ (barbecue):

  1. Put the kebabs on a rack and then place the rack on a hot barbecue. (This helps to lift them off as they soften and avoids them getting lost in the coals.) Cook for about 10 minutes (depending on the BBQ heat) until just starting to blacken.

Recipe Notes

  • You can replace the Tikka Paste with Tikka Powder if you prefer (or are trying to reduce calories). Use 6 tbsp Tikka Paste (depending on strength and your taste). Personally, I don't think the flavour is quite as good but up to you.
  • If cooking in the oven, you don't need to skewer the Paneer Tikka into kebabs. Even quicker!
Nutrition Facts
Paneer Tikka
Amount per Serving
Calories
433
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
32
g
49
%
Saturated Fat
 
18
g
113
%
Cholesterol
 
76
mg
25
%
Sodium
 
43
mg
2
%
Potassium
 
400
mg
11
%
Carbohydrates
 
17
g
6
%
Fiber
 
5
g
21
%
Sugar
 
11
g
12
%
Protein
 
19
g
38
%
Vitamin A
 
11510
IU
230
%
Vitamin C
 
231.1
mg
280
%
Calcium
 
623
mg
62
%
Iron
 
1.7
mg
9
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.