In Love with Paneer – Part 01 {Char Grilled Tandoori Paneer}

My son LOVES paneer. I am almost certain it’s genetic. So here I was hoarding almost half a kilo of paneer on account of guests who couldn’t make it. The best thing to do in which case, was to have a paneer bonanza for three consecutive meals and Boy oh boy! did my little man go bananas! Worked well for me because I was able to successfully put away all that cottage cheese into hungry little stomachs without a fuss.

Grilled tandoori paneer is one of my favorites too. I often have it for lunch or dinner, just that alone loaded with a bunch of veg and a side of soup.

So, thanks to all that cottage cheese here’s part one of a three part ‘In LOVE with Paneer’ entries.

IMG_7194For the yoghurt Marinade:

  • Yoghurt, one table spoon
  • Garam masala
  • Chaat masala
  • Turmeric
  • Cumin power, roasted
  • Aamchur powder (dry mango)
  • Fresh Ginger & garlic paste
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Mix all ingredients and set aside.

For the Dish:

  • Chopped pieces of paneer
  • peppers, yellow, green and red, diced into chunks
  • spring onions, for a sprinkle over the finished dish
  • red onions, diced coarse
  • and whatever other veg takes your fancy

Making it:

  • Combine the marinade and the veg well and set it aside in the fridge for a few hours
  • Pop into the oven on 210 for about 20 minutes or until the dish shows signs of charring
  • Squeeze a dash of lime and garnish with fresh spring onions finely diced and coriander.

Enjoy the dish warm and fresh outta the oven, when the top of the paneer is just the right amount of char & crisp and the veg is singing in all that juice!! Trilok had his with rotis.

Mango Nice Cream

We love mangoes at our house. Doesn’t HAVE TO be Alphonso alone. Langra, Dasheri, Bainganpalli, Chaunsa, Badami absolutely any will do. And noting quite like some delish mango ‘nice’ cream to satiate that sugar craving!

This was my first and it wasn’t too bad either. Rather tropical and refreshing. ‘The kids tapped the container and woosh it was gone!’ :P

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What you need:

  • Mango diced or pulp
  • Coconut milk or Almond milk
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut shavings
  • A container for storage

What you need to do:

  • Blitz together the mango and the dairy free milk, careful not to add too much. Keep it to a smoothie consistency.
  • Empty out into the storage container and top it up with coconut shavings and chia seeds.
  • Freeze for a few of hours.

Consume after frozen and if you’ve run out of patience then consume like a cold thick smoothie… :)