Oven Baked Paneer and Vegetables

One of our favorite party time appetizers is to make grilled paneer and vegetables we reserve some of the marindate and serve it with the paneer as a chutney as well. Its surefire hit with your friends!

1 bunch cilantro, 2 tbsp dhania jeera powder OR 1 tbsp dhania seeds and 1 tbsp jeera seeds, 1 onion, 1 large green chili, juice of 1 lemon, 2 tsp garam masala, 1 tsp anardhana, 1 tsp amchur, 1 tbsp minced ginger, salt, 1 cup yogurt
Paneer and Vegetables
2 blocks paneer cubed, a few tomatoes cut into large chunks OR large cherry tomatoes, 2 green peppers cut into 2" pieces, 1 package mushrooms (stems removed), 1 onion cut into 2" pieces, 1 1 cup of  yellow pepper pieces, 1 tomato sliced into wedges, 1 yellow summer squash cut into large round slices

1. Grind all the ingredients together for the marinade. You can add a little water, but keep it quite thick.
2. Soak all the vegetables and paneer in the marinade overnight (optional).
3. Skewer the vegetetables, and brush more marinade on the vegetables.
4. The oven should be on the highest temperature.  Bake for 15 minutes on each side, rotating the skewers untill everything chars around the edges. 

Garnish with lemon juice, chopped cilantro, and chopped mint. 


amna said...

looks gorgeous Kanch! will surely try soon! :)

Chef Dennis Littley said...

they look so very very good!!
thanks for sharing

A_and_N said...

I could eat paneer day in and day out! I can see why this is a hit with your friends. It looks SO good!

Ms.Chitchat said...

An instant hit for sure,loved it.

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Parita said...

Looks delicious, a perfect appetizer!

Manju said...

this looks fabulous, Kanchana!!

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Miri said...

Must try this soon - I am spoilt after coming to Delhi where we get marinated paneer - just bung in and grill!

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K A L L U said...

Hello Kanchana,

Thank you for creating this lovely blog. I tried this recipe for a get together last night and it was wonderful! I also made jalapeno corn bread w/ a Trader Joe's cornbread mix, just added a whole bunch of jalapenos and made it vegan w/ soymilk and flaxseed meal..the verdict was it tasted like dhokla..lol!
I have also tried your poricha kootu recipe and it has worked out really well. I admire your cooking and writing skills, keep them coming. Best to you and Shankar, whom I know to be a good chef from your blog!

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