Paneer Fry (with mixed vegetables & kasoori methi)
A very tasty side dish, goes well with Rotis / Pulao varieties !!!
You will need
1 tablespoon oil
1 onion, cut into thin slices (about ¼ - inch thickness), separate each layer
1 tomato, cut into thin slices
1 capsicum, remove seeds and cut into thin slices
1 yellow bell pepper, remove seed and cut into thin slices
1 red bell pepper (optional), remove seeds and cut into thin slices
¾ teaspoon red chilli powder
1 ½ teaspoon coriander powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon jeera powder (cumin seed powder)
200 g paneer, cut into thin slices
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
2 teaspoon kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
Dilute red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and jeera powder in 2 tablespoons water. Make a smooth solution and keep aside (spice mix).
Heat oil in a pan. Add sliced onion and fry on a medium to low heat until light pink in color.
Add tomato, capsicum and yellow, red bell pepper slices. Mix well and fry for 3- 5 minutes until color changes and softens (or ½ done).
Add diluted spice mix and stir well for 2 – 3 minutes or until the raw smell goes and water dries up.
Add paneer pieces and salt to taste. Do not add water when cooking. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium to low heat for 8 minutes or until done / paneer softens and spices well mixed with all the vegetables. Switch off the heat.
Heat a small pan. Add kasoori methi and dry roast on a low heat for 3 - 5 minutes until crisp. Remove from the heat and crush it into a fine powder. Sprinkle powdered kasoori methi over paneer fry and serve hot with Rotis or Pulao ..