- brokevespa Jan 3, 2005 09:39 AM
I have some leftover Paneer from a curry that I made last night. Does anyone have any quick/simple recipes that use paneer?
I saw a tv chef (maybe Jaimie Oliver) sear paneer in a bit of oil with chilis. Then he topped it with lots of cilantro and some lime. It sounded good to me, but I never have leftover paneer :)
If I have paneer left over ( not that often, I will grant ) I like to make my version of a street snack
Slice a red onion and place in a bowl of water Acidulated with some lemon juice for ten minutes.
Fry some chopped garlic and red chilli in a little oil until soft
Add 1/4 tspn each of chilli powder and ground cumin and cook for two mins ( or try other variations. Ginger/ground corriander, Fenugreek/Cinammon )
add the paneer and warm through gently and then add some finely chopped corriander leaf.
Dry fry a paratha or chapati on a griddle until warmed through.
Place a good portion of the sauted paneer mix in the centre of the bread.
Place a few slices of the red onion on top.
Er, roll up and eat with some raita (yoghurt mixed with skinned de-seeded cucumber and chopped mint )
One of my favorite paneer dishes is Saag Paneer (sort of like a gratin w/ spinach and paneer). I've linked a recipe that I just found online so can't vouch for it, but this should give you an idea. Best is to ask an Indian grandmother for a recipe, but if that's not possible, then Madhur Jaffrey will do.