One of the common issues that vegetarians on LCD seem to have is that they get fed up of eating paneer! Most often, people are complaining on health and food forums that they cannot bear the sight of ‘bland’ paneer anymore, and need a change. Well, paneer may be bland, but that is what makes it the most versatile ingredient in your vegetarian pantry! So, in order to inspire you, here is a great new dish that presents a twist on the customary ways of using this great source of protein. Presenting – the Paneer Veggie Seekh Kebab!
Without much preamble, let’s get on with the recipe:
- Grated Cabbage – 1/4 cup
- Grated Cauliflower – 1/4 cup
- Finely Chopped Capsicum – 2 tbsp
- Grated Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
- Chopped Coriander – 2 tbsp
- Crumbled Paneer – 100 gms
- Red Chilli Powder – to taste
- Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
- Powdered oats/Bhuna Besan (roasted bengal gram powder) – add in small quantities just sufficient for binding
- Salt – to taste
- Mix all ingredients together. You can add a couple of tablespoons of water to bind it, but the mixture should be tight.
- Divide into equal portions (you may choose a size you like) and roll into balls.
- Take seekhs and thread the mixture balls onto them. Press to elongate into an seekh kebab shape. Refrigerate for some around 30 minutes.
- Bake at 180 degrees for around 20 -25 minutes.
- Important to remember to add oats/besan only bare minimum else the kebabs tend to get dry.
- Enjoy with mint chutney, mayonnaise, or simply tomato ketchup!
If you are looking for more paneer recipes, you can check out the YouTube links here for ideas:
- Easy Paneer Cutlet
- Cheese stuffed Paneer Balls (in Hindi)
- Healthy Paneer Cheese Kebab
- Keto Tawa Paneer
Recipe Courtesy – Sheetal Varma Bhanti