Paneer Tikka Masala BBQ Skewers
Hits 4473 | Created 2011-06-09 | Modified 2011-06-10This is a great vegetarian BBQ option if you're bored of the usual skewers. Plan to make it a few hours in advance. Remember to make or buy your paneer, and check the notes on chaat masala).
Mix the following, do not roast any spices. You can use fresh garlic and ginger if using right away.
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cloves
0.5 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp mace
1.5 TBSP cumin seeds
2 TBSP coriander seeds
1 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp cardamon seeds
2 tsp red food colouring (or tumeric perhaps)
Powder the above finely. You can store this for future use.
Mix 1.5 TBSP of the above and:
1 TBSP chat masala (buy it, or make it in advance
, you can skip it if you like, but add mango powder, extra salt, chilli, asafetida if you do)
1.25 cup of fresh yoghurt or curd
2 TBSP oil (important, as it helps the skewers cook)
0.5 of a lemon juice
1 block of paneer, cut into cubes
1 red onion, cut and separated into bits for skewers
1 red pepper, cut for skewers
Ideally, you should end off with a sticky mix that coats and clings to the vegetables and paneer.
Mix well, season with extra salt if needed (the chaat masala has salt in it) then store in fridge for a few hours (or as long as you have). Place contents on skewers (4 or 5), place on BBQ, turn occasionally until well cooked and brown (about 10-15 minutes)
To serve squeeze lemon juice over cooked skewers, sprinkle coriander leaves. Eat with naan (or pitta), pickle, chilli sauce, salad, tomatoes, minted yoghurt etc.