Paneer is the vegetarian option for barbecued meat style dishes and works well with spice. This recipe is a northern Indian preparation which is generally prepared in a clay oven but comes out just as tasty under the grill.


For the marinade:

  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 200g coriander leaves, washed and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 4 green chillies, coarsely chopped
  • 4 drops Fennel Spice Drops®
  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt


  • 500g paneer, cut into cubes
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 red onions, cut into pieces, for garnish
  1. Put all the ingredients for the marinade into a blender and grind until smooth.
  2. Place the marinade in a bowl and mix well. Add the paneer pieces and mix thoroughly.
  3. Cover and put in the fridge for 1 hour.
  4.  Thread the skewers with the paneer. Brush the tikkas with the butter and place under a grill for 6 to 7 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Serve with the chopped red onion and a chutney of your choice.