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Mix-veg skewers with a Yogurt dip

My hob gave up yesterday, :(. With only the oven & the microwave at my disposal, I can only bake or grill. I hope the hob gets repaired soon. 😦 I feel tied-down…

I was out most of the day but did not pick up veggies or meat as I could not fix up a meal using the hob. I did not get a chance to eat a bite outside moreover had to feed my hungry husband when he got back from work. So, chopped up some basic veggies – red onions, yellow pepper, pineapple & mushrooms since I thought of preparing some grilled veggies. I did not have green peppers else it would have added some more colour to the pictures. You can also add some cottage cheese if you wish to.

The indian spices used adds a nice zing to this. Its hot, sweet and garlicky… the dip is made using the leftover marinade from the veggies. 🙂

The best thing to prepare on a lazy day. Or when you just can’t take your head out of your favourite book, laptop/i-pad or the TV. This is also the perfect recipe for the summers when you plan a barbecue party.

Ingredients: (Serves 2) Preparation Time: 20 mins (excludes the time required for marination)
Red Onions – 1 medium-sized, chopped into 4 pieces
Closed cup mushrooms – 6, small/medium-sized whole
Yellow peppers – 1 medium-sized, de-seeded and cut into medium-sized pieces which can be easily inserted into the skewers
Pineapple – 6, medium-sized pieces

For the marinade:
Cream – 1 tbsp
Honey – 1 tsp
Garlic – 2 small cloves, make a fresh paste using a pestle
Red chilli powder – a pinch or more, based on your taste
Black peppercorns – 1/4 tsp, freshly crushed
Chaat Masala – 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

For the dip:
Greek style yogurt/ thick-set yogurt – 2 tbsp
The leftover marinade
Dill – 1 sprig, finely chopped

Lemon slice
Chaat masala

Mix all the ingredients mentioned for the marinade in a small bowl. Add all the chopped veggies into a mixing bowl. Add the marinade into the bowl containing the veggies and mix well. Keep aside for 30 minutes so that the veggies absorb the flavours.

If you are using bamboo skewers remember to soak them in water for at least 20 minutes before you use them, else they may burn.

Pre-heat the oven to 200 degree Celsius in the grill mode.

Add the veggies one by one to the skewers, you should be able to make 3-4 skewers from the marinated veggies. Add different veggies one by one. Place it in the oven and grill it for 15 mins or more till done. Do check on them in between and turn them midway, so they get grilled evenly.

Keep the left over marinade aside. Add the yogurt to this. Check salt and adjust. Add some crushed black pepper too if required. Add the chopped dill. Keep aside.

Garnish the veggies on the skewers with some lime juice and sprinkle some chaat masala on the top.

Serving suggestions:
Serve the skewers with the yogurt dip by the side.

Mix-veg skewers with a Yogurt dip

If  you like this recipe, you may also want to check out my other recipes that involve the grill like Hot honey chicken wings, Grilled filled  capsicum, Crispy Rice flour battered Mushrooms….,Crispy Mussels etc .


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