I tried these two recipes this week. Both use pretty much the same ingredients. Everytime I stock up my pantry I feel very good. But then, every single time, I end up just leaving everything in my fridge/cupboard till I have to throw them away and then I feel so miserable about it. I never seem to learn from these repeated acts of foolish carelessness. However, this time I was determined to make full and good use of my recent buys from the local Indian store.
The result was quite delicious! Atleast it had M nodding approvingly, so I'm beaming :-)
Try them, I'm sure you'll love them...
Trio Sandwiches -
- 3 potatoes, boiled & peeled
- paneer (Indian cottage cheese) - 1 medium chunk/slice about 200gms
- button mushrooms, about 4
- pudina (mint) chutney
- turneric powder, red chilli powder and salt
- Cut the paneer into fairly thin, small square slices. Place them, separate, in a wide pan/plate and coat them with the dry powders and leave this aside for about 15mins.
- Wash the mushrooms and slice them into half, not lengthwise, but like slicing a burger bun, in the middle. Coat them with the dry powders and leave this aside for about 15mins.
- Slice the boiled potatoes .
- Heat a frying pan. You need to roast/toast the paneer slices and mushrooms on a low flame. Dribble some olive oil.
- Once cooked, take off the frying pan.
- Now all that is left to do is to put the sandwich together.
- Take a slice of bread and spread the mint chutney. Place the potato slices.
- Next, another slice of bread with mint chutney, toasted mushrooms and paneer slices.
- Top this with the last slice of bread and lightly toast/grill the whole sandwich.
- Serve with tomato ketchup.
Simply yummy and oh-so-filling! Have fun!
Pocket full of yumm!
Had more paneer left, made these :-) Quick and easy treats and they look so cute!
- 1 small cup paneer cubes
- 1/2 cup green peas
- 1/4 cup boiled potatoes (again left over from my last recipe)
- 1 medium tomato, diced
- 1 large onion, chopped
- a small chunk of ginger, grated
- jeera (cumin seeds), turmeric powder, jeera powder, amchur (dry mango) powder, red chilli powder, salt and a pinch of sugar.
- pita pockets, 4
- fresh coriander
- 4tbspns oil
- Heat oil in a deep pan and add jeera (cumin seeds).
- Add grated ginger and suate for a couple of minutes.
- Add chopped onion and suate for a while.
- Next add the diced tomato and cook till soft.
- Toss in the green peas and cook till done.
- Now put in the paneer and potato cubes and mix very gently (you don't want the paneer crumbling)
- Add all the dry masala powders and mix lightly.
- Coontinue to cook on low flame for about 5mins till everything is cooked.
- Garnish with fresh coriander.
- Cut the pita pockets in half and spread mint chutney on the insides.
- Fill the pockets with a big spoonful of the paneer-peas-potato masala.
- Serve with tomato ketchup.