My folks at home except my B are not fond of paneer. So hardly they find its way to the table. The only times I was able to feed them without them knowing was when I made the Malai Kofta and the paneer soya cutlets. When the paneer kathi rolls were made, Rasha was hell bend at pulling out the paneer from the rolls but a stare from me, and the poor thing was off to eating it. 🙂 Sometimes, you have to roll your eyes an extra bit to get the kids to eat. I always feel it easier to feed the adults than the kids – seriously, today’s kids are over choosy! Coming back to paneer, this recipe was chanced through while browsing my cut-out scrap book. The name of the recipe was “Paneer FM” since it was made by an RJ from a local radio station, but seriously I hated the name. Then I sat scratching my head as to what to call it. The paneer had an overpowering ginger taste and then the name hit me. I sat searching through the net to see if there was a dish as such and there was, with some variation from the below recipe. Those who love ginger, this is one dish to try. B and I enjoyed it with some chapathis, HD and the kids had just the masala without touching the paneer… Grrr….
Adraki Paneer ~ Ginger Paneer
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 small onion minced
- 1 pack 135 gm tomato paste
- 1 heaped tsp ginger paste
- 2 green chillies chopped
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin powder
- 1/4 cup frozen green peas
- 1/4 cup of water
- 200 gm paneer cubes
- Salt to taste
- Soak the paneer cubes in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside. Thaw the green peas well.
- Heat oil in a saucepan. Add the onion along with salt and saute till wilted.
- Add the tomato paste, ginger paste and green chillies and cook till oil floats on the top.
- Ensure to stir occasionally to avoid sticking to the pan.
- Now add in the masala powders and saute for a couple of minutes.
- Add the thawed peas along with the water and cook till almost done.
- Finally add the paneer and cook till the mixture totally dries up. Adjust the salt.
- Serve warm with rotis!
- You may garnish with chopped coriander leaves, which I didn't do as I didn't have any!