Tuesday, January 27, 2009

It takes two to tango



In this case, it takes paneer and peas to make this amazing-tasting easy-to-cook appetizer. Cut 100 gms paneer into thin squares. Mix 2 tbsp yogurt with a pinch of salt and marinate the paneer in this for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, shell 50 gms peas and place in a small bowl with just enough water to cover them. Cover and microwave for 2 minutes until the peas are soft. Drain and mash roughly with a tsp of chopped coriander, a tsp of chopped mint, 1/2 tsp chilli flakes, 1/2 tsp ajwain (carom seeds) and a pinch of salt. Carefully lift one square of paneer and place on a microwave safe plate. Add half a spoon of peas mixture and top with another slice of paneer. Make similar sandwiches with the rest of paneer slices.

Add a dollop of mustard sauce on top of each sandwich. Mix a tbsp each of tomato ketcup and chilli sauce. Pour this on top of the mustard and microwave for a minute.

This easy-cheesy appetizer goes over to Rak's Kitchen for MEC : Paneer, this month's edition of microwave cooking event started by Srivalli.

11 comments:

Alka said...

I wonder whether ur recipes are easy or u make them sound so easy??Whatever the reason be,this way of having paneer is ofcourse new to me ,but who won't loved the drizzling sauces over delicious paneer slices??
And hey,do u need to ask b4 u come over ???Aapke liye humaare dil ke aur ghar ke darwaaze humesha khule rahenge,so drop in whenever u feel like :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Hi Simran,
Thats sounds good and looks mouthwatering too! Mustard sauce adds unique flavor too!
Thanks for sending this to my mail box,for the event:)

Rajani said...

oh wow!! it sounds superb and is this an original dish? then send it over to lore's culinarty. i don't have a m/w but i think i could try on stove top - its sounds like great finger food for kids!

Siri said...

Lovely idea to make this kind of sppetizer with paneer Simran. :). my workload at office has quadrapuled from plast couple of weeks, so couldn't post anything for 'this book makes me cook'. Next time for sure!

Cheers,
Siri

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This sounds so unique. So different. YUM!

Curry Leaf said...

I agree perfectly with Alka.very new to me.where do you get these lovely ideas Simran and you also make them look so simple and elegant,I have to rake my brain and the net to comeup with something :( .Looks lovely and perfect and healthy appetizer.Thanks

Simran said...

Alka/Sukanya/Sweatha - I just thought of it in a crunch - I was hungry and paneer and peas were the only two things I saw in fridge. So I threw all possible sauces to jazz it up :)

Rak's - I agree. Mustard did make it quite a unique flavor.

Rajani - This does happen to be an original, so I'd send it over. And you can surely try it on stove top.

Siri - Hope you have an easier month at work next month. Will be great to have you back for christmas pudding adventure.

Priya said...

Wat a wonderful idea of making such an appetizier with paneer n peas, sounds too good..

Vibaas said...

This sounds easy and looks yummy :)

Srivalli said...

Thats such a quick one!...sounds interesting too!..

Soma said...

new,easy & sounds delicious!