For those that don’t know, Paneer is a Indian Style Cottage Cheese, its firm and is ideal for cooking.
This dish will suit those who like that Greek fried cheese dish – Saganaki and essentially all we’re doing is substituting Halomi for Paneer and changing lemon for some Indian spices. So we’re taking something delicious and making it a different kind of delicious.
This dish is really simple, and makes a great party dish with toothpicks, and is easy, making it the ideal dish for somebody who doesn’t cook a lot and wants to impress a partner (or potential partner).
You’ll need: 250g of Village Paneer, 3 tablespoon natural yoghurt, 4 cloves Garlic, a small piece Ginger, 1-3 Chili (optional, depending on desired spice level), Pepper, Salt, Spices (You’ll need ½ of a teaspoon of Ground Cumin, and ¼ teaspoon of Ground Coriander Seeds, Paprika, ground cardamom, ground cinnamon and ground cloves).
- Cut Paneer into bite sized pieces, then prick the paneer all over with a folk.
- Using a Mortar and Pestle, crush Garlic, Ginger and Chili into a paste. Add yoghurt, salt and pepper and all spices.
- Marinate Paneer in Yoghurt Mixture for about 15 minutes; if you forget and they marinate for longer, it’s not a bad thing.
- Use a small pan, melt some butter on a low heat and fry paneer until it browns up.
Serve as is or with some mango chutney if you want to look all fancy.