Paneer Shashlik Recipe

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This Soft and crunchy marinated paneer with the exotic flavours of onion tomato and capsicum roasted on skewers served with lovely sauce is how delicious Paneer shashlik is!

paneer shashlik served in tray

This grilled paneer recipe loaded with vegetables and flavours can be served as a snack or as the main course too.

Paneer and vegetables, when mixed with curd and spices, marinate well to give you an amazing flavour and taste. 

This super healthy dish can be served with a pasta salad or pulav and raita to give you a wholesome meal or just the paneer recipe to munch on.

My family loved the way the flavour of marinated paneer and grilled veggies tasted. While the outside of the marinated grilled paneer is crunchy, the inside is soft and chewy with its signature taste and flavour.

The grilled veggies have an added smoky flavour that gives this tikka an exotic and serving with the quick tomato cream sauce gives you the unmatched taste. 

This Sauce recipe is quite easy to make and it is just the icing on the cake! 

Why this recipe works:

  • Marinade, paneer and cubed veggies are the only ingredients that you need to prepare the famous paneer shashlik
  • Prepare the marinade, marinate, grill. Easy and simple steps to get your snack ready in just a few minutes. 
  • Party snack, evening snack, sides for a wholesome meal, paneer shashlik is everything that you want it to be. 
  • Delectable flavours and varying textures make this an absolute delicacy for your tingling taste buds and healthy too!

How to make paneer Shaslik:

cottage cheese, spices, onion, capsicum and tomato are taken in small bowls
Ingredients to make Paneer shashlik are taken.
Take curd in bowl
To a small mixing bowl, add curd,
spices in small bowl is being added to bowl that has curd
Add chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala.
a bowl of oil is being added
Add oil
yoghurt mixture is in bowl with spatula in
and mix well.
cottage cheese cubes is in bowl with marinade with spatula in
Add cubed paneer
diced capsicum, diced onion are in bowl with spatula in
Add diced capsicum and diced onion.
cottage cheese is being marinated in bowl
Mix well to incorporate and marinate for 15 minutes up to 1 hour.
marinated cottage cheese is skewered in toothpick
Arrange them in skewers/toothpick.
paneer shashlik a marinated cottage cheese is being grilled in grill pan
Heat grill pan, add some oil, grill the paneer skewers
cottage cheese is being grilled in grill pan
Flip and cook for 2 to 3 minutes till the paneer is cooked and vegetable are crunchy.

TO MAKE SAUCE:

onion puree is being cooked in saute pan
To a saucepan, add oil. Once the oil is heated up, add onion puree. Stir and cook for 1 minute till the onion puree is cooked.
Ginger garlic paste is being added to onion puree
Add ginger-garlic paste. Stir and cook till the raw smell disappears.
tomato puree is being cooked in deep sauce pan
Add tomato puree
tomato sauce and spice powder is in sauce pan
Add Chilli powder. Stir and cook for few minutes. Until the raw smell disappears.
tomato sauce with milk is in sauce pan
Add water, milk. 
sauce recipe is being stirred using wooden ladle
Stir to get a sauce consistency.

paneer recipe is served in tray

Tips to make the best paneer shashlik:

1. Allow the paneer and veggie cubes to marinate for about 30-40 minutes for more flavours. This ensures that the flavours of the marinade have been infused well in the paneer and veggies. 

2. Use thick curd/hung curd for the marinade. Using curd that is not thick will dilute the marinade with excessive water and the marinade will become soggy and runny. 

3. You can enhance the flavour of the paneer by using homemade paneer and is a healthier option compared to using the store-bought paneer. 

4. Grill on a low flame and do not cover the grill as it will get burnt and ruin the flavour. Grill enough for the smoky flavour to get infused in it. 

FAQ:

1. How to store?

Though it is not advisable to store the grilled paneer shashlik, you can refrigerate the marinade, paneer and vegetables separately for up to 2 days.

Paneer shashlik is best served hot right after it is grilled. 

2. How to serve paneer shashlik?

Paneer tikka is best served hot with a dash of lime and very finely chopped coriander sprinkled.

You can also serve it with any sauce of your choice or with rice or pasta as the main course. It can also be eaten as a snack all by itself. 

3. How to serve paneer shashlik if I don’t have skewers?

Usually, Paneer shashlik is served on skewers or you can make paneer shashlik and serve it on toothpicks.

It is cute and bite-sized too. 

4. What do I do if my marinade is runny?

Add in enough roasted besan powder to the marinade so that it thickens and binds well with the paneer and veggies and does not separate on the grill during the grilling process. 

Other Recipes You would like to try:

Palak Paneer

Paneer Tikka South Indian style

Matar Paneer

Shahi Paneer

Restaurant Style Paneer Butter Masala

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Paneer Shashlik


  • Author: Nithya Narasimhan
  • Prep Time: Marination: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 Pieces 1x

Description

Soft and crunchy marinated paneer with the smoked flavours of onion tomato and capsicum roasted on skewers is how delicious Paneer shashlik is!


Ingredients

Scale

To Marinade:

  • 100 grams Cottage cheese/Paneer
  • 1 cup Capsicum ( Red and yellow)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup Hung Curd
  • 1 tablespoon Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • 1 teaspoon oil (grill)
  • To make the sauce:
  • 1/2 onion (puree )
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tomato (puree)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 wooden skewers

Instructions

  1. Cut the paneer in cubes and dice the capsicum and onion.
  2. Ingredients to make Paneer shashlik are taken.
  3. To a small mixing bowl, add curd, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, oil salt and mix well.
  4. Add cubed paneer, diced capsicum and diced onion. Mix well to incorporate and marinate for 15 minutes up to 1 hour.
  5. Arrange them in skewers.
  6. The heat grill pan, add some oil, grill the paneer skewers
  7. Flip and cook for 2 to 3 minutes till the paneer is cooked and vegetable are crunchy.
  8. To make the sauce:
  9. To a saucepan, add oil. Once the oil is heated up, add onion puree. Stir and cook for 1 minute till the onion puree is cooked.
  10. Add ginger-garlic paste. Stir and cook till the raw smell disappears.
  11. Add tomato puree and Chilli powder. Stir and cook for a few minutes. Until the raw smell disappears.
  12. Add water, milk. Stir to get a sauce consistency.

Notes

Tips to make the best paneer shashlik:

  1. Allow the paneer and veggie cubes to marinate for about 30-40 minutes. This ensures that the flavours of the marinade have been infused well in the paneer and veggies. 
  2. Use thick curd for the marinade. Using curd that is not thick will dilute the marinade with excessive water and the marinade will become soggy and runny. 
  3. You can enhance the flavour of the paneer by using homemade paneer and is a healthier option compared to using the store-bought paneer. 
  4. Grill on a low flame and do not cover the grill as it will get burnt and ruin the flavour. Grill enough for the smoky flavour to get infused in it. 
  • Category: Starter, Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: paneer shashlik, sauce recipe, paneer recipe

 

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2 Comments

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    1. Nithya Narasimhan says:

      Thank You.

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