Indian Vegetarian BBQ Recipe: Spice Up Your Grill Game

Grill up some mouth-watering, spice-loaded Indian vegetarian kebabs that’ll make your taste buds dance and cows breathe a sigh of relief.

Prepare to be the life of the BBQ party with a sizzling Indian vegetarian twist! Packed with bold spices, fresh veggies, and smoky goodness, this recipe promises a flavor adventure. Fire up the grill and taste the magic—details included, fun guaranteed.

Indian Vegetarian BBQ Extravaganza

indian vegetarian bbq extravaganza

Step up your grill game with this Indian Vegetarian BBQ recipe. Bursting with flavor, these skewers are sure to impress even the most devout meat-eaters. We’re talking spicy, tangy, and downright irresistible! Forget boring BBQs; you’re about to be a veggie grill master.

  • Cooking Method: Grilling
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes + 1 hour marination
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Cuisine Type: Indian


  • 1 cup yogurt (plain, unsweetened)
  • 2 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-inch ginger, grated
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 red onion, chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 zucchini, sliced into rounds
  • 1 block paneer, cubed
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Wooden or metal skewers

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix yogurt, garam masala, turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt, lemon juice, minced garlic, and grated ginger.
  2. Add bell peppers, red onion, zucchini, and paneer to the bowl. Toss until everything is well-coated.
  3. Cover the bowl and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. If you can resist snacking, 2 hours is even better.
  4. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. About 375°F or until you can feel the judgment of the neighbors wafting over the fence.
  5. Thread the marinated vegetables and paneer onto skewers. Alternate veggies and paneer for the best visual appeal.
  6. Brush the skewers with vegetable oil to avoid sticking and encourage glorious char marks.
  7. Grill the skewers for about 8-10 minutes, rotating every 2-3 minutes to ensure even cooking. You’re looking for those veggies to be tender and the paneer to have lovely grill marks.
  8. Remove from the grill and serve hot with a side of mint chutney or your favorite dipping sauce.


  • Alternative Ingredients: Try chunks of eggplant, mushrooms, or cherry tomatoes if you’re feeling adventurous.
  • Garnishing Options: Fresh cilantro, a squeeze of lime, or a sprinkle of chaat masala can take these skewers to the next level.
  • Cooking Tips: If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling to prevent them from turning into charcoal sticks.