Friday, 10 February 2017

Pomegranate Paneer Kabobs

The new year has begun and so is our resolution, so I am planning to celebrate this Valentine's day the healthier way (psst...except the chocolate treat 😉). And as always we gonna stay at home and enjoy the day together. Keeping the recipes simple but special, I will spend less time in the kitchen and keep more time for us. Well, I think beetroots, pomegranates, strawberries, raspberries and other reddish stuff are perfect to bring out lovely colours that can make valentine dishes attractive. In this recipe, I used pomegranate as the base of the marinade. It came out so well. This recipe is perfect for lunch, I think. Just have them with any bread of your choice along with green Chutney! No chopping, no cutting , just fuss-free relaxing afternoon!!! So try this recipe and cook the natural way this Valentine!!

You need

250g Paneer (cut in cubes) ( HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE COTTAGE CHEESE? )
2 cups pomegranate arils (seeds)
3 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon black salt
1 teaspoon molasses or honey
1/4 cup water
3 green bell pepper (cubed)
4-5 tomatoes (cubed)

1 tablespoon coriander powder
1teaspoon basil dried
1/2 teaspoon rosemary dried
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1-2 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon chaat masala (optional)


1. Grind pomegranate seeds with 1/4 cup water and strain the juice .

2 Heat a pan, pour in the pomegranate juice and cook till it thickens (but still runny)

3. Mix salt, molasses and lemon juice to the thickened pomegranate juice and let it cool.

4. When cooled, coat the paneer (cottage cheese) with it and marinate in refrigerator for atleast 20-30 minutes .

5. In a large bowl, add vegetables, marinated paneer, coriander powder, chilli powder, basil and rosemary. Shake well and assemble each piece onto a skewer.

6. Heat oil in a pan or grill pan, cook all sides till golden brown.

7. Garnish with chives and pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle some chaat masala on top. Serve with green chutney.

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