Paneer Tikka Sashlik and Dip Recipe

I have a very close friend from Kerala and her sister sent me this recipe to try, this was probably over a year ago and I kept putting it off as I thought I don’t think this will taste great…I was so wrong!!

Since this is not one of my recipes I have copied the exact recipe, and also linked it to the video so you can watch the great Chef Kunal Kapur make this.

I have added some of my photos when making this, but you will notice my sauce isn’t as green as I didn’t use any green chilli and added more masala instead.



  • Paneer – 500 gms
  • Salt – ½tsp
  • Chilly powder – ½tsp
  • Onion & peppers diced – 2 cups
  • Chaat Masala – a generous pinch
  • Wooden skewers – few


  • Hung curd – ½cup
  • Salt – to taste
  • Ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
  • Coriander Chopped – handful

For Dip

  • Mustard oil – 4 tbsp
  • Carom Seeds (ajwain) – 2 tsp
  • Green chilly chopped – 2 tsp
  • Ginger chopped – 2 tsp
  • Gram flour (besan) – 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric – 3/4 tsp
  1. Cut the paneer into 1.5”x1.5” cubes. Sprinkle salt and chilly powder and keep paneer in a warm place for 15min. If paneer releases any water remove it.
  1. In a separate bowl whisk together hing curd, salt, ginger garlic paste and chopped coriander. In a separate pan heat mustard oil to high heat. Immediately add ajwain, green chilly and ginger, stir for few seconds. Turn off the heat and add besan and turmeric. Stir for a minute or till besan turns into a light brown colour. Immediately add this tempering to the curd marinade and whisk it.
  2. Apply this marinade on the paneer, diced onions and peppers. Using wooden skewers, alternatively skewer paneer cube, onion & pepper cube and repeat. Do this till all of the paneer is used. Heat a grill pan & lightly oil it. Place the skewer and cook on all sides till it gets a good colour. Remove sprinkle chaat masala and serve.
  1. Note – you can soak the wooden skewers in water for 2 hours before using them. This way they will not burn while cooking.

Divans Darbar (Maryhill, Glasgow) 2022 : Review

The Visit

The guys at Divan Darbar asked me to come back and try their new Indo_Chinese Thali and they also mentioned that on Tuesdays they are now doing a £2 curry deal…that’s amazing!!!

I accepted and we set a date for my visit.

I had been here before, and I was going o be returning soon as I have a list of places in 2022 I wanted to go back to.

The Food

Indo-Chinese Thali £n/a tonight (normally £5.99)

Set Menu :

  • Veg Spring Rolls
  • Chilli Chicken
  • Egg Fried Noodles
  • Chinese Chicken Curry / Veg Curry
  • Prawn Crackers

I think this is a great idea, as I am sure it will stop a few family arguments when one member fancies Indian and the other Chinese….so now that can be sorted without any issues.

On arrival wow this was actually a lot bigger than I thought, it’s perfect for two people to share I would say or one very hungry person.

For me the winner here was the chilli chicken, it had a great flavour and a tiny kick.

The chicken for the curry and chilli chicken was mega tender! it was soo good.

This is a solid 5/5 one due to the flavours, two due to the quantity and three due to the cost!

You have to check this out!!!!

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Pepper Dry Fry (Chicken) £4.95
Pepper, the king of spices, is blended with ginger, garlic and aromatic Indian spices finished with a tempting coconut oil, mustard and curry leaves.

This was actually the starter, I asked the guys here what they would like promoted and this was one of the suggestions along with the Indo-Chinese Thali.

On arrival, I was hit with such an amazing smell, and visually this looked very very nice.

I couldn’t wait to dig in.

I noticed from the menu it had a few chilli icons next to the title, so I thought ok be prepared for something spicy…I took a bite…

Oh ok, this had a kick but a very subtle one, but the flavour…wow this was super tasty! The chicken was nice and tender and each bite packed a punch of great flavour.

I could have easily had this again! and I think on my return visit I will be ordering this.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Nihari Nalli (with bone) £9.99
Nihari Nalli is a stew from Indian subcontinent. Slow-cooked shank of lamb in a tomato based gravy.

I asked the guys here what else they would like to promote, and they recommended I try this dish.

On arrival this looked very interesting, and smelled very nice….so after a few photos, I tried it.

I took the meat off the bone and tasted it, just like everything else it was very tender and had a lovely flavour. The gravy was very very nice, so nice I used the naan (see next post) to clean the plate.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Kerala Paratha £1.95

The name caught my eye as I know have a few friends from Kerala and I am sure I will be making more soon….so I had to order this.

This is a flaky doughy flatbread, the outside is crisp and flaky and the inside is soft and warm.

I loved this as the texture was great, and the flavour was very nice. It was nice on its own and also when dipping into a gravy.

I will have this again on my return.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Garlic Naan

The guys brought out a garlic naan and WOW this was HUGE!!!!!

The naan was nice and fluffy and the garlic flavour just added to an already nice taste.

This was great and as I said HUGE! perfect to share with someone.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Overall :

Firstly a big thank you to Divan Darbar for my invite again.

Just like my first visit, the staff were very friendly, the service was very good and the food amazing!

The food here is packed with flavour and it will make you want to keep visiting to try more dishes.

Guys do check here out and let me know what you got and thought.

My Rating :

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The review posted above was not influenced in any way just because it was gifted, all comments and thoughts in this blog post are my 100% honest opinion.

My Journey into Malayalam Music

This year I have met many more people from Kerala, so I thought its about time I check out some Malayalam music.

This is a new area for me, so I am sure there will be a part 2 soon.

Here are some of my new fav Malayalam songs.

POONKODIYE Song ft Sid Sriram

Raapattu Paadum

Thumbi Penne


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