Grilled Paneer Veggie Kebabs

August 10, 2023

These easy Grilled Paneer Veggie Kebabs are made with BBQ marinated paneer, zucchini, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, and onion. They’re a colorful, summer dish full of deliciously smoky BBQ flavor!

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Flat lay photo of Grilled Paneer Veggie Kebabs on a plate. Bamboo skewers, bowl of prepared veggies, and lemon slices surround the plate.

There have been way too many 90 degree days for my liking this summer.  Add that soupy humidity and I become overheated and miserable.  The last thing I want to do is cook a meal in the house or eat anything that’s going to make me feel too full.  Most days, I try to eat light – no meat, just a pile of veggies like grilled salads, zucchini slices, and the like.

So while I was shopping for Hungryroot groceries, I came across paneer.  Paneer is an Indian, non-melting cheese with a tofu-like texture (though a bit more crumbly, kind of like feta).  It’s available in original, smoky BBQ, and tandoori masala flavors.  I decided to try the smoky BBQ flavor and turn it into vegetarian kebabs.

The BBQ sauce on this paneer isn’t like an American BBQ sauce.  It has more of a spicy Indian flavor to it.  But if you’re a fan of Indian food, like I am, you won’t mind that one bit!  Of course, you could try original paneer and use your favorite BBQ sauce as a marinade.

Grilled Paneer Veggie Kebabs

The kebabs are made with chunks of BBQ paneer and a combination of zucchini, grape tomatoes, mushrooms, and onion.  They’re grilled until the vegetables have softened slightly and the paneer and veggies are lightly charred.  Once done, they can be enjoyed as is or served with jasmine rice.

Paneer marinading in spicy barbecue sauce.

Making these kebabs takes minutes!  The hardest part is the prep.  So to start, we’re going to marinate the paneer in the included BBQ sauce for about 15 minutes.

Prepared Paneer Veggie Kebabs on a white cutting board.

While the paneer is marinating, soak some bamboo skewers in water and cut the zucchini and onion into chunks.  Once the paneer is marinated, grab the skewers and start loading them up with the paneer, zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms, and onion.

Grilled Paneer Veggie Kebabs on foil cooking on the grill.

While some people suggest oiling the grill grate so the paneer won’t stick to it, I brushed a piece of foil with olive oil and placed it on the grill.  Heat the grill to medium heat and place the kebabs on top of the foil.

Cook the kebabs for 5-7 minutes, turning every so often so they get evenly cooked on each side.

Once the veggies on the kebabs have softened and you have even charring on each side, remove the kebabs from the grill and serve.

Grilled Paneer Veggie Kebabs

Grilled Paneer Veggie Kebabs

Ingredients

  • 1 Smoky BBQ Paneer Meal Starter Kit
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red onion, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 cup baby bella mushrooms, quartered
  • Olive oil
  • 6-8 bamboo skewers, presoaked in water

Instructions

  1. Marinate the paneer in the BBQ sauce for at least 15 minutes and soak bamboo skewers in water.
  2. Once marinated, divide the paneer and vegetables between the skewers.
  3. Heat a gas grill to medium heat. Place foil on top and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Place the skewers on top of the foil and grill for 5-7 minutes, turning occasionally, so each side cooks evenly.
  5. Skewers will be done when the vegetables have softened and there's a slight char to the paneer and vegetables.
  6. Serve immediately.
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This simple kebab recipe was just what I was looking for!  It’s a light and easy lunch or makes a delicious summer entrée when served with jasmine rice.  I like to take the leftovers off the kebabs and have them the next day mixed into rice!

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