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
1 cup - Corinader leaves, chopped
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.
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.
Friday, November 10, 2006