Paneer or Cottage cheese is one among the favorite items in my house. My kids just love it and it is really easy for me to get them have their meals when there is paneer. Paneer made in any way, they love it and sometimes my daughter, just simply takes up the curry and eats all by itself without anything else.
This time I thought I would just spice it up, but surprisingly that too was not a problem for them. They just loved it and had it along with rice and with chapatis for the evening.
Paneer could be made at home. It is a very simple process. You just need to curdle the milk by squeezing some lime juice to boiling milk. Then drain it and press out the entire water contents, using a clean white cloth, or else you would get colored Paneer !!!.. Allow it to set and and then cut them into shapes that you desire.
Servings – 2-3
400 gms Paneer cut into cubes
1 1/2 cups onions diced thinly
1 tsp Ginger sliced
3-4 cloves garlic
1 cup tomatoes diced
1/2 cup green bell peppers diced
1 tbsp Kashmiri Chilly powder
1 tbsp Chilly powder
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala powder
3-4 tbsp tomato sauce
1 tbsp pepper powder
2 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
2 tbsp parsley leaves finely chopped
Salt to taste.
. Marinate the paneer with little bit of salt and pepper.
. In a hot non-stick pan, add some oil and shallow fry the paneer cubes till sides become light brown in color.
. Once done, to the same pan, saute the onions, ginger and garlic till onion get translucent.
. To this then add the green peppers and stir till they get soft. Then add the tomatoes and mix well.
. When the tomatoes get soft, add in the dry powders and mix well.
. To this add the tomato sauce and about 1 tbsp of coriander ,parsley leaves and salt and mix.
. Finally add the fried paneer and mix well all the ingredients.
. Garnish with the remaining coriander and parsley leaves and serve along with your favorite dish.
Note: Use a non stick pan for shallow frying so that the paneer does not get stuck to the pans.