Thursday, February 6, 2014

Quick and Easy Paneer/Indian cottage cheese Stirfry

There is a saying "Laughter is the loudest where food is the best"!!  Very true I think, specially when good food is easy and quick to make.  This recipe is one of the more flavorful, crispy and fingerlickingly satisfying.

  • Paneer - 1 pound - Cut into bite size pieces (You can substitute Paneer with firm Tofu)
  • Onion - 1/2 cup - Sliced thin
  • Garlic - 3-4 cloves - Sliced thin
  • Turmeric powder - 1 tea spoon
  • Red Chili powder - 1 table spoon (adjust per taste)
  • Red Chili flakes - 1 tea spoon
  • Coriander powder - 1 tea spoon
  • Cumin powder - 1 tea spoon
  • Salt - 1 table spoon (adjust per taste0
  • Olive oil - 1 table spoon

To a non stick pan on medium heat, add the Olive oil.  Once the oil is heated, add the Garlic and Onion and saute till onions are browned.  Add Paneer/Tofu.  Saute until the Paneer/Tofu crisps up.  This will take about 8-10 minutes.  Now, add all the dry ingredients and mix till all the Paneer/Tofu pieces are well coated.
Serve this hot by itself or with rice or roti.  I served it with some yogurt and Pita Bread.  My daughter loves it as a roll.