Friday, November 10, 2006

Eggplant & Capsicum with Paneer

Ingredients

500 gm - Eggplant, cut into cubes
2 - Green Capsicum, chopped
3 - Tomatoes, quartered

50 gm - Paneer,cubed
1 medium size - Onion, chopped
1 tbsp - Garlic - ginger paste

1 tsp - Red chilli powder
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 tsp - Garam masala powder

salt to taste
Corn oil


Garnish

1 cup - Corinader leaves, chopped

Method

1 ) In a non-stick pan, fry paneer cubes, till golden in colour. Drain and set aside.

2 ) In the same oil, add onions and saute until lightly brown. Add garlic - ginger, chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and saute for 2 minutes.

3 ) Add eggplant, capsicum, tomatoes, cover and cook over low heat for 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle little water, if too dry. Add salt to taste.

4 ) Add paneer and cook for 2 minutes more. Garnish with coriander leaves.


Serve with roti.

About Paneer

Paneer is high in protein.It's a type of soft cheese,used in Indian cooking. Food prepared with paneer is very delicious. Paneer is made out of fresh whole milk,which is boiled and curdled with a little of lemon juice or vinegar. Then the content is drained into a muslin cloth, excess liquid is squeezed out and is placed under a heavy pan or any heavy flat material. After one hours or so after the paneer is formed,it is ready to be used. Whatever remaining unused paneer can be stored in a refrigerator.
Ready made paneer is available in Indian stores.

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