Friday, May 4, 2018

Skewered Spicy Pepper with Paneer

A few months back I went to visit my father. While there we experimented with skewered vegetables and paneer in his air fryer. It struck me that I had not made this at home in a long time. Once I got home I made some for the whole family.


My daughter is in college now and food is always a problem there. I thought this would be something she could make for herself in her apartment.


We love colored bell pepper so that is the main vegetable I used. Some red onion and paneer. Served on skewers with its own bowl of chutney makes a great appetizer for a party. It can be a side during dinner or a light dinner by itself.

You will need
wooden or metal skewers
8 oz paneer cut into thick cubes (fresh made or store bought)
1 red bell pepper, cut in large cubes
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into large cubes
1/2 onion, cut into large cubes
1/2 cup yogurt
salt to taste

For the spice mixture
1 tsp. cumin seeds
1 tsp. coriander seeds
1 tsp. fennel seeds
1/2 tsp black pepper corns
1/2 stick cinnamon
2 pods cardamom shelled
1-2 dried red chili pepper

Green Chutney

Roast all the spices on medium heat for a about 3-5 minutes or until you can smell the spicy fragrance. Turn off heat and let the spices cool. Dry grind in a coffee grinder to a powder.


Add the yogurt and mix it all together with salt to taste.


Put all the chopped vegetables in a bowl.


Mix in the yogurt and leave aside covered for about 15-30 minutes, longer if desired.


The yogurt will be absorbed by the vegetables and paneer.


Preheat the oven to 400 F. If using wooden skewers in a pan of water soak the skewers for about 10 minutes so they don't burn in the oven. Load the paneer and vegetables on the skewers and place on a baking tray.


Bake for about 15-20 minutes. Broil for the last couple minutes.


Enjoy!












This is my entry for week one, day two of BM #88 for the theme One vegetable 3 ways. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#88.

11 comments:

  1. I love this kind of roasted veggies. Grilling them in oven makes it so much easier.

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  2. This is one paneer which all youngsters can make , very well made . Even my niece makes it for us , super one Varada.

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  3. Cant ask anything more, who can resist to this fabulous skewers. My mouth is just watering here.

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  4. Such a tempting dish! I love the combination of paneer with bell peppers, I would love these tikkas too...

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  5. I make this at least once a month and all of us enjoy it..so nicely done and making it in Air fryer sounds fantastic.

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  6. Paneer skewers looks fantastic. With those green chutney, it would be awesome. Perfectly made ones!!

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  7. The spice mixture sounds very flavorful, Varada. We usually grill during the summer months and I am going to try it this season.

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  8. Awesome and the way you have incorporated paneer along with the vegetables. It must have taste awesome.

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  9. Paneer skewers look amazing.

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  10. What a colorful and inviting paneer and veggie skewers these are. Love the idea of serving them with their own chutney.

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  11. This is my kids favorite snack.The whole thing looks so inviting Varada.

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