Vegetable Satay with Peanut Sauce

Vegetable Satay with Peanut Sauce

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 20 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Starter

Type: Thai

Grilled marinated vegetables served with a delicious peanut sauce – a traditional dish of Thailand


  • Babycorns, halved ½ cup
  • Green capsicums, cut into square pieces ½ cup
  • Cottage cheese (paneer) cubes, ½ cup
  • Onion, cut into square pieces ½ cup
  • Curry powder / sambhar powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil 1 tbsp
  • Peanut sauce
  • Peanuts 2 cups
  • Sesame (til) oil 1 tbsp
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped 2
  • Onion, finely chopped 2 tsps
  • Soy sauce 2 tbsps
  • Brown sugar 2 tbsps
  • Coconut milk ½ cup
  • Tamarind water 1 tbsp
  • Red chilli sauce 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • To make peanut sauce, grind peanuts in a mortar-pestle.
  • Heat sesame oil in a non-stick wok pan, add garlic and onion and saute. Add peanuts and saute for 2-3 minutes on high heat.
  • Add soy sauce and mix. Reduce heat, add brown sugar and mix. Add coconut milk and mix.
  • Add tamarind water, chilli sauce and salt and mix. Cool and grind the mixture in a mixer to a smooth peanut sauce. Transfer into a bowl.
  • Mix baby corns, capsicums, cottage cheese and onion in a bowl.
  • Add lemon juice, sambhar powder and salt and mix well.
  • Soak skewers in water for 30 minutes so that they do not burn while grilling. On each skewer insert a piece of capsicum, onion, baby corn and cottage cheese.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick grill pan, place the satay sticks in it and grill, rotating the skewers so that the vegetables get cooked evenly all around.
  • Place the skewers on serving platter, pour peanut sauce over them and serve.