Grilled Lamb and Paneer Skewers

June 22, 2021
Created by Harmons
1 hour
Serves 4-6
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground cayenne
  • 2 bunches fresh mint leaves minced
  • 1 lb boneless lamb shoulder, cut into 1" cubes
  • 1 (14 oz) pkg Whole Milk Paneer, drained and cut into 1 1/4" cubes
  • 1 yellow onion coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, halved, seeded, and cut into 1 1/4" cubes
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into chunks

In a small bowl, add coriander, cumin, salt, cayenne, and mint.

In a resealable plastic bag, add lamb and coat with half of spice-herb mixture.

In another resealable plastic bag, add cheese and coat with remaining half of spice-herb mixture.

In a blender, add onion, oil, garlic, and water. Pulse until almost smooth. Add half to bag with lamb, seal, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Add remaining half to bag with cheese, seal, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  

Meanwhile, if using wooden skewers, soak skewers in water for 20 minutes. Thread lamb onto skewers. Thread cheese, bell pepper, and onion onto other skewers.

Preheat a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Grill lamb, turning when browned, until just cooked through and grill marks appear all over, about 8 minutes total.

Grill cheese and vegetable skewers, turning when browned, until cheese and vegetables have grill marks, about 6 minutes total.

Transfer lamb and cheese to a platter, season with salt and pepper, and serve.