Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spicy paneer wrap

I had more than 2 gallons on milk in the fridge and it seemed impossible to consume it all by the expiration date on it. I decided to make paneer with it. And the moment I thought of fresh homemade paneer I started craving for the spicy kathi paneer roll that we get in India. So this is my version of that. I have always felt that bell peppers, onions and paneer go so well together. It is hard for a dish to taste bad with these in it together.

1 cup paneer cubed
 Green and yellow bell peppers sliced
1 large onion
1 tomato sliced
1 green chili finely chopped
1 tbsp ketchup
(For the marinade)
2 tsp grated ginger and garlic
1 tsp corn flour
1 tbsp gram flour (besan)
1 tsp each of turmeric, paprika, coriander/cumin powder, kasoori methi, black pepper powder, red pepper flakes, carom seeds powder, a few pine nuts, salt)
Black salt and chaat masala
Oil for cooking


Mix all the ingredients for the marinade and add the paneer cubes and a few tomato slices. Cover and keep aside for 10-15 minutes
Heat oil in a skillet and add the sliced onion and bell peppers.Cook on high heat for a few minutes without stirring too much.Let it get slightly charred but still crunchy. Remove and keep aside. In the same pan add the marinated paneer cubes. Stir and cook till the gravy dries out a little and paneer looks cooked. Add the ketchup and mix in the onions and peppers. Cook for a few more minutes and turn off the heat.
To assemble, take a chapati, wrap or a pita bread and apply some green chutney (recipe below), a few leaves of lettuce, and paneer. Sprinkle some chaat masala, red chili powder, and black salt for taste. Roll it up and serve.

Green chutney
Grind a bunch of cilantro and mint leaves along with green chillies, salt, sugar and 1tbsp of yogurt.


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