Thursday, 20 November 2014

Grilled Paneer Sticks With Peri Peri Spice Mix

This is a quick starter. I had leftover peri peri masala of McDonald, so first time I made this dish with that masala.  Everyone of my family was demanding again. So I made this masala by recipe of Chef Shantanu Gupte. I did some changes. Here is recipe....

Peri Peri Spice Mix/ Masala:

Red hot chilli powder or Peri Peri Pepper- 3 tbsp (or whole dry red chillies- 1 cup)
Cumin Seeds- 1 tsp
Cloves- 5
Black Pepper- 1 tsp
Cinnamon-1 inch stick
Garlic powder- 2 tsp (or garlic cloves- 10)

Bay leaves- 2
Dried oregano- 2 tsp

This masala is made by two methods. 
1 st Method: 
Brake whole spices into small pieces. Grind together all ingredients into fine powder. Store in airtight container.
You can use spice powders like cinnamon, cumin etc if available.

2 nd Method: 
If you are using whole chillies and garlic. Soak dry red chillies in vinegar overnight with whole spices like cumin seeds, cloves, black pepper, bay leaf and cinnamon. Grind together into smooth paste. Store in freeze.

Easy Method: Use McDonald's Peri peri mix.  :) :P  

Grilled Paneer Sticks With Peri Peri Spice Mix

Cottage cheese (paneer)- 200 gm

Capsicum- 2
Peri Peri mix- 2 tbsp or to taste
Salt- to taste
Oil- as required, for grilling

Cut paneer and capsicum into cubes. Marinate with peri peri masala for 15-20 min. (If you are using peri peri spice powder, add 1 tsp vinegar or lime juice in marinade.)

Heat some oil in a non-stick grill pan.
Arrange the paneer and capsicum cubes in satay sticks. (Soak satay sticks in water before using to avoid burning.)

Grill paneer sticks till evenly done from all sides.
Serve hot with hot and sweet chilli sauce.

You can use potatos or sweet potato, chicken, fish almost every thing for a grill. 
Sprinkle on potato fries as usual. 

1 comment:

Helene Dsouza said...

wow love the look of your skewers. Absolutely my kind of food! =D

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