About this recipe: So this is one of those times when I open the fridge and I have nothing that I can make a whole dish out of. I wanted some protein - but didn't have any that matched up to my ingredients. So I finally pulled out my emergency ration of paneer. Now the dilemma was - how do I cook it! I am starting to hate cooking the "curry" way. I wanted something different. So this is what I came up with.
The dish should taste slightly sweet and sour and savory. There should be a bit of crunch from the onions, and the creaminess of the paneer. It’s a dry dish – so its best served with some kind of parathas or puri.
You can prep all the ingredients and keep aside. Cooking time is barely 10 minutes. The longer the paneer marinates, the better it will taste. Don`t use the fried stuff, please.
Since this is a mild dish, you can spike up the chilli factor if you want to. You could add powdered chilli into the paneer marinade or you could serve with sliced green chillies for garnish.
If you don`t have oregano - grind a little ajwain, about quarter spoonful, into the mix.
Good call. An easy, quick meal. Stuck it in warm pitta with shredded lettuce and sour cream. Worked a treat and the kids ate it all - 27 Jul 2013