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

Method:
*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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XOXO
Rinky


Vegetable Korma

I haven’t been cooking lately because of work commitments. But slowly I am trying to incorporate all my hobbies in between work 😂 Lol! I made this super easy, Dhaba-style vegetable korma with the veggies in my refrigerator. Quick one-pot meal ideal for weeknights’ dinner. Serve it with hot chapatis (whole wheat flatbreads) or steamed rice. And, here goes the recipe:
Ingredients:
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 cup chopped carrots
4 finely chopped tomatoes
1 and 1/2 cup green bell peppers
2 cups chopped cremini Mushrooms
1 cup green peas
1/4 cup sweet corn
2 cups cottage cheese cut in cubes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/8 tsp turmeric
2 tbsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 cup whole milk
2 tbsp chopped cilantro
Salt to taste
Method:
*Heat the pressure cooker on a medium flame and put some olive oil.
*Add cumin seeds, onions, carrots, bell pepper. Stir it once and cover it on a low-medium flame.
*Now add green peas, corn, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Add the chili powder, turmeric, salt and garam masala. Stir it once. Cover the lid of the pressure cooker and let it whistle 3-4 times on a medium flame.
*Do not remove the cooker steam, let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
*Now open the pressure cooker lid, and add coriander powder, cottage cheese, whole milk, and cilantro. Let it simmer for 15 minutes on a low-medium flame. Give it a final stir when you turn off the flame.
*Serve hot with flatbreads or steamed rice.

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XOXO
Rinky