Friday, November 21, 2008

Double Treat!

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
  • bread
  • turneric powder, red chilli powder and salt
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Slice the boiled potatoes .
  4. Heat a frying pan. You need to roast/toast the paneer slices and mushrooms on a low flame. Dribble some olive oil.
  5. Once cooked, take off the frying pan.
  6. Now all that is left to do is to put the sandwich together.
  7. Take a slice of bread and spread the mint chutney. Place the potato slices.
  8. Next, another slice of bread with mint chutney, toasted mushrooms and paneer slices.
  9. Top this with the last slice of bread and lightly toast/grill the whole sandwich.
  10. 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
  1. Heat oil in a deep pan and add jeera (cumin seeds).
  2. Add grated ginger and suate for a couple of minutes.
  3. Add chopped onion and suate for a while.
  4. Next add the diced tomato and cook till soft.
  5. Toss in the green peas and cook till done.
  6. Now put in the paneer and potato cubes and mix very gently (you don't want the paneer crumbling)
  7. Add all the dry masala powders and mix lightly.
  8. Coontinue to cook on low flame for about 5mins till everything is cooked.
  9. Garnish with fresh coriander.
  10. Cut the pita pockets in half and spread mint chutney on the insides.
  11. Fill the pockets with a big spoonful of the paneer-peas-potato masala.
  12. Serve with tomato ketchup.

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