Monday, December 6, 2010

Gobhi Paneer

Sometimes, I get a strange feeling that my refrigerator creates the recipes for me! ;-) When I entered the kitchen to cook for the dinner, I had absolutely no idea about what to cook. I opened the fridge door reluctantly, what do I see? Half of cauliflower, tricolor bell peppers halves, a chunk of paneer from Costco, and ginger-garlic paste. I decided to use them all together. When I added all the veggies, I thought green color was missing. I didn't have green bell pepper but saw a bunch of coriander leaves. So I added those while cooking instead of using them as a garnish. Thus, Gobhi paneer recipe got created. I told you, my fridge did it!!

Gobhi Paneer
Cauliflower and Paneer
1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 red bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 orange bell pepper, cut into strips
1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
1 cup paneer chunks
1/2 cup chopped cilantro/coriander leaves
salt to taste

1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garam masala

1. Heat oil in a wok or kadai.
2. Add cumin seeds ad turmeric powder.
3. As the seeds splutter, add ginger garlic paste. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add all the veggies, cilantro, paprika and garam masala. Keep on frying till veggies are semi-cooked. Now, add paneer pieces. Let it cook together.


5. Add salt to taste.
6. Serve with chapati or paratha.

Note -
1. For richer taste, you can fry paneer pieces before adding to the kadai. I didn't bother to fry paneer.
2. I used nonstick kadai so it won't stick to the bottom of the pan.
Gobhi Paneer makes an excellent wrap

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