Mexican Kebab, Kebabs and Tikkis Starter

Mexican Kebab,  Kebabs and Tikkis Starter

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Here is a combination of capsicum, babycorn, paneer and mushrooms marinated in a unique mixture of cocoa powder, curds, oregano and garlic. Go ahead and indulge in the exotic taste!

You can also try other kebabs like Veg Seekh Kebab or Tandoori Paneer Tikka .

Mexican Kebab, Kebabs and Tikkis Starter recipe - How to make Mexican Kebab, Kebabs and Tikkis Starter

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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To Be Mixed Into A Marinade
2 tsp cocoa powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp curds (dahi)
2 tsp crushed garlic (lehsun)
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp oil
salt and to taste

Other Ingredients
1/4 cup capsicum cubes
1/2 cup blanched and sliced baby corn
1 cup low fat paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1/2 cup blanched mushrooms (khumbh)
1/2 cup onion cubes

  1. Combine the capsicum, baby corn, paneer, mushrooms and onions with the marinade and keep aside for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. Thread them on individual wooden satay sticks and cook the kebabs over the grill or over a charcoal barbeque till they are evenly browned on all sides (approx.3 to 4 minutes).
  3. Serve hot.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy63 cal
Protein2.8 g
Carbohydrates10.2 g
Fiber1.2 g
Fat1.7 g
Cholesterol0.6 mg
Sodium21.4 mg


Mexican Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis)
 on 28 Nov 17 09:45 AM

One query. In my family, nobody likes bitter taste and hence asking you the following -- Because of cocoa powder, whether there is a possibility of developing bitter taste or not? Whether we need to add sugar or not? If sugar is required, then how much?
Tarla Dalal
28 Nov 17 02:56 PM
   Hi, This kebab is a little bitter , we have many other kebab recipes which you can try... below is the link for the same..
Mexican Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis)
 on 10 Sep 17 07:11 PM

Mexican Kebab ( Kebabs and Tikkis)
 on 12 Dec 16 12:00 PM

Hosted a terrace barbeque party for my son and his friends. As usual Tarla Dalal recipes were a great help and also boost my cooking skills. These Mexican Kebabs were a super hit. The flavour of the marinade was superb.I always associated cocoa powder with sweet chocolaty dishes, but here it gave a nice rich colour and added to the flavour of the marinade. The grilled paneer was just perfect to warm up everyone''s taste buds. I used full fat paneer and since I have kebab baskets for grilling the fear of paneer falling off was not there. I served the Mexican Kebabs with .
Tarla Dalal
12 Dec 16 01:45 PM
   Thanks, we are delighted the Mexican Kebab worked great for you.