Paneer Fry (made of Tandoori masala powder) – A delicious side dish with rotis / pulao …
Serves: 2 – 3
1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
1 onion, cut into cubes, separate each layer
1 teaspoon ginger – garlic paste
¾ teaspoon red chilli powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 green capsicum, cut into cubes (or a mix of red capsicum, yellow capsicum and green capsicum – 1 cup)
1 tomato, cut into cubes
200 g paneer (cottage cheese), cut into cubes
½ teaspoon tandoori masala powder (any leading brand, Everest, MTH, Kitchen King ..)
½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
2 tablespoon water
Dilute red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in 2 tablespoon water and keep aside (spice mix).
Heat oil in a pan / karahi on medium heat. Add cumin seeds. Fry until light golden color and fragrant.
Add onion cubes and fry until light pink in color.
Add ginger – garlic paste and fry on a low heat for 1 – 2 minutes until raw smell goes.
Add diluted spice mix and fry on a low heat for 1 – 2 minutes until raw smell goes and well combined with all the ingredients.
Add capsicum cubes and tomato. Stir well for 2 – 3 minutes. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes until almost tender.
At this stage, add paneer cubes, ½ teaspoon tandoori masala powder and salt to taste. Mix all the ingredients well. Sprinkle 2 tablespoon water. Cover again with a lid and cook on a low heat for another 5 – 7 minutes until paneer well cooked. Paneer will cook very fast. Serve hot as side dish with rotis / pulao .. Consume immediately.