Thursday, 12 September 2013

Soya paneer mutter

Usually for tiffins I  make vegetable dishes which are semi - dry and non messy. For tiffin I prefer dishes which are easy to make, tasty and take less time. 

All this may seem impossible but there are certain dishes which I regularly make . Paneer is one of them. It can be used in many dishes and adding paneer makes a simple dish very rich and delicious. 

If you want to use paneer it has to be very fresh and so has to be used immediately . So recently when I went to the mall I bought a few packs of Soya Paneer ( Tofu) which can be stored in the fridge and can be used as and when needed.

Yesterday I tried this easy paneer matar dish with tofu. I added the paanch poran ( mixture of 5 spices ) and hirvi goli ( paste of ginger, garlic. green chilly and coriander .

I make few such pastes  in advance and keep ready in my fridge . Making such pastes like onion paste, tomato puree etc in advance saves a lot of time and they come handy when you are in a hurry.



Ingredients :

200 gms ....................Soya paneer ( Tofu) you can use normal paneer
2 cups ......................deshelled green peas (fresh or frozen)
1 ...............................onion (chopped)
1/2 tsp each................methi, saunf,jeera, sarson, kalonji ( paanch poran)
1/2 tsp......................turmeric powder
1 tbsp.....................ginger, garlic , green chilly, coriander paste ( hirvi goli)
2 tbsp.......................oil
salt





Method :

Crush all the masala seeds coarsely .

Heat oil in a non stick pan and add the crushed seeds .

When they splutter add onion and saute till golden.

Now add the green peas and stir fry for 5 minutes .

Add little water and cook the peas.

Add salt and turmeric powder.

Add the cut cubes of soya paneer and cook for 10 more minutes adding little water.

The pieces with swell a little and become fluffy.

Serve hot with rotis.



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7 comments:

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    1. yes Lubna its very simple dish and hardly takes any time to make....

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  2. Healthy Side for Roti!!! Looks delicious!! :)

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  3. Looks so delicious and healthy.

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  4. Healthy, protein rich soya paneer mutter, a prefect side dish for rotis.

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  5. Tofu and peas looks awesome and lovely side dish dear...

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