How to make Dhaniya Paneer Kabab - Paneer cubes marinated in coriander chutney and cooked to perfection.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese, Coriander seeds (साबुत सूखा धनिया)

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Dhaniya Paneer Kabab

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

For more recipes related to Dhaniya Paneer Kabab checkout Paneer Tikka Kathi Roll, Tricolor Paneer Tikka, Paneer Di Soti Boti, Paneer Frankie . You can also find more Snacks and Starters recipes like omelett, Cheesy Masala Rice Balls, Afghan Biscuits, Valentine Hearts.

Prep Time : 21-25 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Dhaniya Paneer Kabab Recipe

  • Cottage cheese cut into 1 inch cubes 500 grams

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Ginger 1 inch

  • Garlic 3-4 cloves

  • Fresh coriander leaves roughly chopped 1 cup

  • Green chillies 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon 1

  • Hung yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Extra virgin olive oil 5 tablespoons

  • Cherry tomatoes a few

  • Onion rings few

  • Lemon slices few

  • Red capsicum thin strips few


Step 1

Grind together coriander seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, garlic, fresh coriander leaves, green chillies with a little water to a fine paste.

Step 2

Transfer into a bowl, add salt, juice of 1 lemon and mix well. Add hung yogurt and mix well. Add 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil and mix well.

Step 3

Add cottage cheese cubes and mix well and set aside to marinate for 15 minutes. Heat the remaining extra virgin olive oil in a non stick pan. String cottage cheese cubes and cherry tomatoes alternatively on skewers and place them in the pan.

Step 4

Cook, rotating the skewers from time to time, till the cottage cheese gets cooked evenly all around. Serve hot garnished with onion rings, lemon slice and thin strips of red capsicum.