Paneer Tava Masala Medley

All my favorite things for this quick 20-minute weekday dinner – cottage cheese, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and curry leaves. One thing that might surprise you is using curry leaves in a paneer dish. But trust me, it goes really well with paneer and all the seeds. And, that’s why I call it a medley.  Here goes the super simple recipe:

Ingredients: Serves 1
1 cup cottage cheese chunks (I get it from an Indian store)
1/3 cup finely chopped white onion
1 cup chopped red vine tomatoes
1/4 tbsp red chili powder
1/8 tbsp turmeric powder
1/4 tbsp garam masala
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp white sesame seeds
1 tsp white poppy seeds
1 tsp chopped curry leaves
1-2 tsp olive oil
Water for consistency

*Heat the pan on a medium flame and put some olive oil.
*Add onions, and curry leaves. Cook until onions turn golden brown. Now add sesame seeds and poppy seeds and saute for a few minutes
*Now add to tomatoes and let it cook for completely. Stir occasionally. You’ll know that tomatoes are cooked when you see the mixture starts leaving oil on the sides.
* Now add cottage cheese, turmeric, chili powder and some salt. Stir till all the spices amalgamate with cottage cheese. Add some water if the mixture is too dry. Cook for 4-5 minutes and turn off the flame.
*Serve hot with flatbreads or like I serve it with dal and steamed rice 🙂 ❤

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Have you tried this yet? Any questions?