My son loves paneer and he asked me to make him some grilled paneer. I quickly thought of this recipe and put the marinated paneer cubes into small toothpicks together with some cubed onions. Paneer is the indian word for fresh cheese. I make mine at home and it turns out delicious. Do watch my video tutorial on how to make home made fresh cheese (paneer) which tastes really good and is made without any preservatives. This recipe is nice for a starter in a party as you can serve it easily as the cheese is skewered onto toothpicks. Its an easy dish to make and can be marinated and prepared a day before and then just grilled and ready to serve. If you want you can even grill it before hand and then just heat it up in the microwave or keep it to heat in the oven. You can also make it colorful by adding green capsicum ( my son does not like so i did not put). You can even use satay sticks and add more veggies like mushrooms, tofu etc.
Paneer made out of 2 litres of milk, cubed
1 white onion cubed
a little cubed green capsicum , if you like
100 grams of hung yogurt, i just hung the yogurt for 10 minutes..not too long
1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste
salt to taste
1 tablespoon of Nitu Didi tanduri spice powder
1/2 teaspoon of Nitu Didi chilli powder
a little oil for grilling the paneer
satay sticks or toothpicks
Mix the hung yogurt with salt and the tandoori spice powder. Add the ginger garlic paste. Marinate the cubed paneer, the onions and capsicum in this marinade. If its a bit dry you can add some lemon juice ( i did not, but that all depends on the consistency of the yogurt). Marinate for two hours. Skewer the paneer cubes alternating with onions and capsicum into toothpicks or satay sticks. Heat oil in a pan till hot and then grill the sticks till paneer is nice and toasted on both sides.
Serve as a snack!!
For jain recipe just omit the ginger garlic
NITU DIDI TIP: this can also be made with meat, fish or prawns , any kind of veggie etc.
How to make paneer???