While heading for my vacation to Kerala, I had a long list of authentic Kerala recipes in my to-do list. The realisation that I left my camera back home was a heart-breaking. Well, there wasn’t much I could do about it as I was not pleased with the mobile phone picture results. All I could do was to wait till I got back home. Once here, it was time to form a routine. Waking up early, preparing lunch to be packed, setting up house…. so on and so forth.. While this was going I was wondering if I would ever get the time for experimenting. Finally, I did manage to find the time.
This time I prepared Paneer Jalfrezi, a quick and easy vegetarian dish. Although one may add baby corns, carrots, red bell peppers etc, I added only green capsicum and tomatoes. Ideally all the vegetables are julienned, but I chose to cube them. It’s your choice.
While heading for my vacation to Kerala, I had a long list of authentic Kerala recipes in my to-do list. The realisation that I left my camera back home was a heart-breaking. Well, there wasn't much I could do about it as I was not pleased with the mobile phone picture results. All I could do was to
Add the chopped onion and saute till translucent.
Add the capsicum and saute for a minute.
Add the ginger-garlic paste and saute till raw smell goes.
Add the coriander powder and chilli powder and stir for a minute.
Add the pureed tomatoes and cook till oil separates.
If adding other vegetables, add them now and cook till almost done.
Add the paneer along with tomatoes and toss well. Make sure the paneer doesn't crumble.
Meanwhile, heat another pan on low heat and put the kasoori methi.Stir continuously.
When the colour changes, immediately switch off and take the kasoori methi out.
Crush with your fingers.Sprinkle this onto the paneer dish along with garam masala.
Mix well and let cook for a minute.
Switch off heat and transfer to a serving dish.Garnish and serve hot.