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paneer kabab with capsicum and onion on a plate with green chutney and a tomato on the side

Paneer Kabab

This paneer kabab recipe is a vegetarian appetizer that will make your taste buds go in a tizzy with delight! Soft cubes of Indian cottage cheese and vegetables are marinated, skewered and grilled to perfection in the oven. Mmm!
Course Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword paneer kabab, paneer tikka, tandoori paneer
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 8 skewers
Calories 154kcal


  • 12 oz paneer
  • 1 onion medium-sized
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • cooking spray

Marinade Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 jalapeno minced
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala
  • ½ lemon optional
  • ½ teaspoon salt to taste

Green Chutney Ingredients

  • 1 bunch cilantro leaves
  • 1 bunch mint leaves
  • 1 tomato small, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 green chillies
  • ½ tsp salt to taste


  • Cut the paneer into cubes.
  • Remove the layers of the onion and cut into squares.
  • Cut the green and red bell peppers into squares.
  • Take all the marinade ingredients in a bowl and whisk to form a smooth paste.
  • Put the paneer pieces in the marinade, cover with plastic wrap and leave the bowl in a cool place for 30 minutes.
  • Put all the chutney ingredients in a small blender and blend to get a smooth puree.
  • Turn on the oven and preheat to 525 degrees Fahrenheit on the broil mode.
  • Skewer the paneer and veggies on wooden skewers alternating between the paneer and veggies. Shake off excess marinade.
  • Spray the kababs generously with cooking spray and arrange the skewers in a deep bowl so that the kebabs do not touch the bottom.
  • Place this bowl in the pre-heated oven and set the timer anywhere between 5-8 minutes.
  • After the timer has gone off, remove the bowl with the skewers and arrange them on a plate. Serve hot with green chutney.


  1. Paprika can be substituted with red chilli powder if you want spicier kababs. It's a personal choice.
  2. If you want, you can marinate the veggies too before grilling them. Again, a personal choice.


Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 345mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 882IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 1mg