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.