Paneer Khurchan


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The trick is to let the paneer and masala stick for a few seconds each time before moving it on the tava. This gives it both its name and flavour.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

250 gms paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into small pieces
2 tomatoes , finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 onion , finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp chilli powder
a few drops lemon juice (optional)
3 tbsp oil
salt to taste

For The Garnish
1 green chilli , finely chopped
2 tbsp chopped corriander (dhania)

Method
  1. Heat the oil in a tava on a high flame. Add the cumin seeds and fry for a few seconds. When they become brown, add the onion and fry again for a while.
  2. Add the paneer and tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes. While cooking, add the turmeric, chilli powder and salt. If the paneer sticks to the bottom, scrape with a spatula. Repeat again every time it sticks to the bottom until the paneer gets soft.
  3. Scrape the paneer from the tava into a bowl and garnish with the green chilli and coriander.
  4. Serve hot.
  5. If you like, add a few drops of lemon juice.

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