yeah, i just turned the plate and it’s another photo for a new post. hahaaahaha!
Do you know i actually attempted making my own paneer at home?
I used 1 whole litre of full cream to make it but after all that straining, i was left with just 100+g? Ouch. It didn’t take long for me to decide to get the frozen ones at Mustafa. With that much amount of milk and the work involved, 100+ g of paneer is not worth it. I rather buy. But having said, the homemade ones were much tastier than the frozen ones. They were certainly creamier and softer apart from cheesier tasting. If you’ve got a lot of milk to spare, i don’t see why you shouldn’t try it. It was fun for me! ;)
My initial plan was to cook palak paneer, another curry dish which we ate at the airport. So scrumptious i tell you.
Alas, with just 1 hour left after cooking that Nihari Ghost, exhaustion and laziness got the better of me. Heh. I quickly riffled the cookbooks’ pages for the easiest paneer dish and in no less than 5 minutes, i singled this dish out. Not only because it was really easy to whip up but also, i’ve all the ingredients needed. :)
2 tbsp ghee
50g onion, chopped
150g fresh or frozen peas
1/2 tsp sugar
5cm piece ginger, grated
3 green chilies, finely chopped
1 spring onion (scallion), finely chopped
1 tsp garam masala
1 tbsp chopped cilantro leaves
1. Heat the ghee in a heavy based frying pan over medium heat and carefully fry the paneer until golden on all sides. Remove.
2. Fry the onion lightly in the same ghee, until softened and lightly golden. Remove the onion from pan. Add 5 tbsp of hot water and a pinch of salt to the ghee. Simmer for a minute. Add the peas and sugar, cover and cook for 5-6 minutes, until the peas are almost cooked.
3. Add onion, paneer, ginger, chili and spring onion to the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garam masala and cilantro leaves. Season with salt, to taste.
(adapted from a little taste of …. india)
So what happens to Palak Paneer?
Hmm, not sure yet, perhaps next makan session? But what i know is, i *will* attempt it. ;)
Note : because i’m no fan of that much of a green pea, i reduced the amount used for the above recipe. The original recipe calls for 200g.