In this world of pure selfishness, there comes a time when you step back shake your head and want to reevaluate your beliefs that you have painstakingly made :). It happened to me too....i was so happy and excited and touched because personally i would have never done something like this...and i think the fact that it was so alien to me..yet so cool..blew me away. You must be thinking WTH...did she receive some moolah or an emerald ring (btw. i love emerald)..anyhoo...nope..it was not jewellery nor money..but it was a gift from a fellow blogger, actually a spice - kolhapuri masala.Nupur who is famous for her incredible recipes was kind enough to send me some of the famous kolhapuri masala, I am certain she got moved by my begging for it on her comment site :D. And to be honest for foodies like us..getting gifts with relation to food is it's weight in gold :). So Nupur...thank you so much...i am savouring the spice and ecstatic about it's ownership!
I did not want to make any elaborate recipe primarily it is summer..okay i lied..primarily because i am on a darn diet and secondly i wanted a simple recipe where the masala would be the primary flavouring.
I do not know if there is a dish called Paneer Kolhapuri (google search did not give me any valid result )..but if there is a recipe and my recipe i am certain is nothing like it..please let me know...be nice tho..i have no patience for rudeness.
Paneer - 6 oz (cut into triangles)
Red Onion - large, sliced thin
Garlic - 3 pods, smacked and sliced
Ginger - 2 inches, sliced thin
Kolhapuri Masala - 2 tsp.
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp.
Red Chilly (fresh) - 1 small
Oil - 2 tsp.
Cilantro - 2-3 tbls worth - chopped.
1. In a griddle, toast the paneer, there is no need to use any oil. After the paneer is all browned, keep it aside.
2. In a pan. add the oil, then the cumin, then red chilly, garlic, ginger and the onion and fry in medium flame till the onions are softened and change color.
3. Add the salt and the kolhapuri masala and stir well.
4. Now increase the flame to high, add the paneer and the cilantro, mix well but with a gentle touch and make sure the spice is coated well.
5. Now put it in a bowl and eat...it is really yummy and the spice was perfect ( i know..what a show off ;) )