Yoghurt & spice marinated paneer cubes cooked traditionally cooked in a tandoor but can also be finished on a grill.
Preparation time: 15 minutes+ marinating time Cooking time: 9-10 minutes Serves: 4 Recipe Ingredients:
250ml hung yoghurt
1tbsp garlic paste
1tbsp ginger paste
1tbsp mustard oil
2tbsp fresh lime juice
¼ tsp. tandoori orange colour (optional)
½tsp garam masala
½tsp black pepper
2tsp kashmiri red chili powder
2 green chilies, finely chopped
500g paneer cut into 3.5cm cubes
2 large capsicums
2 large tomatoes
1 large onion
Oil to baste
Whisk the yoghurt.
Mix together all the ingredients, except paneer to make a fine smooth paste.
Cut the onion into large chunks. Deseed and cut the tomato and capsicum into large chunks. Put paneer in a large bowl. Rub the marinade lightly on the paneer pieces and the vegetable and marinate for at least 4 hours in the refrigerator.
Alternate the paneer cubes and the vegetables on the skewers leaving 1 cm space between cubes. Arrange skewers on a grill. Grill paneer about 4 inches from heat, turning regularly, until browned in spots and just cooked through (7 -8 minutes). Baste with oil at intervals. Remove from fire and serve hot with onion rings, lemon wedges and a fresh green salad of your choice.
Alternatively, bake it in the rotisserie oven at 250*C for 20-25 minutes or until browned in spots and just cooked through.
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