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Paneer and vegetable skewers

Paneer and vegetable skewers

Paneer is the main vegetarian protein eaten in India and it is a perfect foil for Indian flavours.


For the marinade
For the skewers
  • 300g/10½oz paneer, cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes

  • 1 large onion, cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes

  • 1 green and 1 red capsicum pepper, cored and cut into 2.5cm/1in cubes

  • oil, for greasing

  • 6 wooden skewers, soaked for an hour

  • 2 tbsp butter, melted, for drizzling

  • chaat masala (a dried spice mixture available from Asian grocers), to sprinkle

Preparation method

  1. For the marinade, mix together all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and add the paneer, onion and peppers. Cover with cling film and allow the paneer and vegetables to marinate for 30-40 minutes, or longer, in the fridge.

  2. Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6 and oil a baking sheet.

  3. Thread the vegetables and paneer alternately onto the skewers. Bake in the oven for seven minutes, drizzle over the melted butter, turn and cook for another 5-7 minutes or until charred at the edges.

  4. Sprinkle with chaat masala and serve. They are also great served with a green chutney.

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