Friday, February 13, 2009

Mushroom and Paneer (Cottage cheese)

This is a very easy preparation and can be modified according to requirements to make either a dry version or a gravy. it is absolutely tasty and takes very little time to prepare.

Mushroom - 250 gms (cleaned and quartered)
Paneer - 150 gms (cubed)
Onion - 1 (cut into tiny cubes)
Tomatoes - 2 medium(chopped fine)
Chilli powder- 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 2 tbsp
Soy sauce - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tbsp

Heat a wok, add oil, saute the onions till golden, mix the spice powders together with water to make a thick paste and add to the onions. Saute till oil comes on top. Now add the paneer, then the mushrooms. Coat the masala well and cook with the lid on, for two minutes. Now add the tomatoes and Soy sauce. At this point, if you need gravy, add a half cup of boiled water. Cook till tomatoes are done and the oil comes on top. Add salt to taste only after the soy sauce is added. Take off the fire and serve hot.

Great with bread, rotis , lemon rice, etc.

Garnish with the green of the spring onions. I haven't done this as I had photographed the dish while still on the stove.