Spring, Summer, Light Meals, Main

Simple Tandoori Paneer Skewers

Tandoori paneer skewers are a delicious and vibrant treat, perfect for any occasion. Marinated in a blend of yogurt, spices, and lemon juice, the paneer absorbs rich flavors before being grilled to perfection. They could be threaded with bell peppers and onions, each skewer gets a smoky, charred exterior while staying soft and creamy inside. The aroma of cumin, coriander, and garam masala fills the air, making them irresistible. Served with a squeeze of lime and a sprinkle of cilantro, these skewers bring the authentic taste of Indian cuisine to your plate.



450g packets of extra firm tofu or Paneer Cheese

250g Greek yogurt or coconut

2-4 tbs tandoori paste each brand varies in strength

1 tsp sea salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 tbs light oil

Red Cabbage

¼ red cabbage finely sliced

Juice 1 lemon

½ tsp sea salt

To Serve

4-6 Naan Breads

Extra Greek yogurt

Mango chutney

Fresh soft herbs, coriander, mint

Lime wedges

½ cucumber de seeded and diced

Sliced chilli (optional)


  1. In a medium bowl add the yogurt, tandoori spice paste, salt and pepper, stir to combine.
  2. Chop the panner into approx. 1 inch cubes and add these to the yogurt mix, stir gentle to combine and set aside.
  3. Pre heat the oven to 180 °C fan, line a baking tray.
  4. Divide the paneer onto 4-6 skewers and place on the baking tray, drizzle with the oil and place in the pre heated oven for approx. 40 minutes. Turning the skewers once or twice.
  5. Whilst the paneer is cooking add the finely sliced red cabbage, lemon and salt to bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.
  6. Pre your other accompaniments, herbs, lime wedges, mango chutney, cucumber and warm the naan as per packet instructions. You can keep these warm by wrapping in foil and keeping in a low oven if needs be.
  7. Serve the naan and skewers on a platter along with the serving suggestions, and tuck in!

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