Grilled Paneer

Paneer Cheese grilled in the cast iron skillet or iron pan to get a crisp succulent snack, best served with green coriander chutney or any chutney of your choice.

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Ingredients:

Serves 2

  • 8 oz/250 g paneer
  • 2 capsicum (red, green or yellow) - cut into thin slices
  • 1 onion, cut into thin slices
  • 2-4 small white mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tbsp yoghurt
  • pinch of turmeric
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt, or to taste
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tomato - cut into slices to garnish
  • red onion to garnish (optional)

How to make Grilled Paneer:

Marinade:

  1. Put yoghurt, sour cream and garlic and ginger paste into a bowl.
  2. Add cumin powder, chili powder, salt, and turmeric. Mix it well.
  3. Marinate paneer, capsicum and onion pieces in it for 1 hour.
  4. Heat the oil in a iron skilllet. Add paneer pieces and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add sliced bell peppers and sliced onion.
  6. Stir-fry on medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or until paneer star getting crisp on the side and vegetables soft.
  7. When done, transfer into a serving plate. Garnish with tomato and rings of red onion. Serve hot sprinkled with some lemon juice or chat masala on a bed of either plain boiled rice or Pulao Rice accompanied with cooling Mint Raita or Coriander Chutney.
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