But paneer is fantastic. It has great texture and absorbs flavours brilliantly. This is a mildly spiced dish, if you want more heat, add more chilli.
Is it extravagant firing up a barbecue for one? Well yes but why the hell not? This is eating like you love yourself after all! Alternatively heat up the grill but there's something right about celebrating an Indian summer with Indian barbecue food.
Paneer Tikka - Serves 1 (or 2 with other barbecue goodies)
100g, approx 4oz Paneer
2 tbsp thick / Greek yogurt
1 red pepper and 1 yellow pepper (or 1 onion)
1 tsp grated ginger
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Pinch of dried chilli flakes
1/2 tsp dried coriander
1 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp sweet paprika
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
Juice 1/2 lime
Mix the yogurt with the spices, lime, sugar and salt. Cut the paneer into cubes and cut up the pepper and onion if using. Mix into the yogurt mix and marinade for an hour if you have the time.
Soak the skewers in water if using bamboo skewers then thread on the pieces of cheese and vegetables, leaving a space in between so the heat can penetrate.