Cottage cheese and cubes of bell pepper marinated in a paste of yoghurt and spices,skewered and grilled.
Preparation Time : 20-30 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Cottage cheese (paneer), 1 inch pieces
Red capsicums, seeded, 1 inch pieces
Green capsicums, seeded, 1 inch pieces
Onions, 1 inch pieces
1 teaspoon + to shallow fry
Gram flour (besan)
Roasted cumin powder
Black peppercorns, crushed
Dry fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi), crushed
Garam masala powder
Saffron (kesar) , optional
a few strands
Heat one teaspoon oil in a pan and roast gramflour on low heat till fragrant
Transfer it into a bowl. Add yogurt, roasted cumin powder, crushed black peppercorns, kasoori methi, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, lemon juice, salt and saffron (if using) and mix well. Add the paneer pieces and toss gently and set aside to marinate for ten to fifteen minutes.
Take satay sticks. Arrange marinated ingredients in the following order: onion, paneer, green capsicum, red capsicum, paneer, onion. Repeat for the other sticks.
Heat a shallow pan, drizzle some oil and place the satay sticks on it. Cook turning the satay sticks from time to time so that the paneer pieces are cooked with even colour.