TIKKA MASALA PANEER SKEWERS

TIKKA MASALA PANEER SKEWERS

Serves 18

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus more for the pan
  • 8 oz paneer*, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup Maya Kaimal Tikka Masala, plus more if needed.
  • 18 short bamboo skewers, more if needed
  • Lemon wedges, optional
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  • Garnish:
  • Cilantro sprigs for garnish, optional
  • Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with a double layer of heavy-duty foil. Lightly brush with the vegetable oil.
  • In a medium-sized skillet, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the cubed paneer and brown lightly on all sides.
  • Transfer the paneer to a small mixing bowl. Add the Tikka Masala sauce and gently toss until all the pieces are well coated.
  • Thread 2 cubes onto each skewer and place onto the prepared sheet pan with the ends going the same direction. Place a strip of foil over exposed part of the skewers to prevent scorching. Use a pastry brush to dab any of the remaining sauce onto the paneer cubes.
  • Broil the skewers until the sauce is bubbling and lightly browned – about 4-5 minutes, keeping an eye on them. Gently loosen cubes with a metal spatula if necessary.
  • Serve immediately. Arrange on a tray with cilantro sprigs as garnish, and lemon wedges if you like.
  • *Paneer is a firm, fresh Indian-style cheese available at Indian markets or specialty and natural foods retailers.