Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Adapted from: 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer. Great book! I really enjoyed this made mild. If you like it hot but don't have fresh chilies use crushed red pepper flakes. This is one of the best Indian recipes I have made at home and it's quick! Great with Indian bread, rice and cucumber salad or raita. *This says you can sub feta for the paneer but to half the salt and don't add it until just before serving.
- 1 -2 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seed
- 8 ounces panir, cut into small cubes
- 2 cups scallions, tops and bottoms chopped (green onions)
- 2 cups fresh tomatoes, cored and chopped
- 4 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1 -2 teaspoon garam masala
- 1⁄4 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 -4 thai green chilies (optional) or 2 -4 cayenne chilies (optional) or 2 -4 serrano chilies, to taste, stems removed, thinly sliced crosswise, do not remove the seeds (optional)
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Sprinkle in cumin seeds and cook until they sizzle, turn reddish brown, and smell fragrant, about 10 seconds.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the flavors infuse the cheese, about 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
Delicious and very easy paneer recipe. I thought it was amazing - I freestyled a little bit to make it a little spicier, and used dill and parsley (didn't have coriander on hand). It's great
Very quick to put together! I used 500 g of canned tomatoes and 100 g of scallions, which produced more or less exactly the 2 cups called for. I made this with paneer cheese, and would personally add more spices (more garam masala, maybe ground coriander...) - I don't need spicy-hot, but I do love spicy-big tastes, and the mild paneer could take it! However, I'm sure the sauce is fabulous as-is with the very savoury feta cheese! I'll definitely give feta a try the next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
This was sooo good! The flavor combination is awesome. I used feta cheese and followed the suggestion in the intro. I did have to add the salt though. I also didn't have the masala, so I mixed up some of my own with cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and mace. I used cayanne pepper to add some spice, whiched worked great. Thanks for posting!