( Vegans can make this with tofu / boiled potato cubes / steamed medium sized cauliflower florets ).
Too many things at hand these days ... and every job demanding attention at the same time ... not to say nothing of the people around me ( I hope JKJ pardons me for using the line in such frivolous settings).
There have been a few things ... read major few things ... that needed to be done with in the house before the monsoons set in ( no sign of that yet ... still .... ). So we have been after the guys who were suppossed to deal with them, for over a month. And after days of unending calls (from us) , they all land up on one single day.
The house turns into mayhem ... we are banished to a corner .... and the sounds of hammering, drilling and breaking of bricks etc. made a din enough to drive wild elephants away.
And with my kitchen taken over, we were left to the mercies of home deliveries.
But I just could not stay away from my blog .... I must say this wanting to hear from you all on my posts is getting addictive. :-)
So while checking mails was sidelined ... or any other work for that matter, I wanted to post something. Luckily, the snaps for this dish were ready. So here's the dish that I made, as promised when I posted my homemade paneer cubes.
This recipe is very quick to make .... and easy too. If you have the paneer ready, then this is done in a jiffy. The butter here is just a wee bit ... just to give a flavour.
I have simplified it ... if you want an elaborate one, you can of course use more ground masala pastes like onion, cashew, etc.
Need : Paneer cubes ( around 10 pieces of small size ), a little butter, a few cloves of garlic[optional] , 2 big sized tomatoes, 2 black cardamoms,
a cupful of whey, crushed kasuri methi (dried fenugreek) leaves,
a little garam masala, salt and sugar to taste.
How to : Run the tomatoes, garlic and the cardamom in a mixer to get a paste.
Heat a non stick kadhai / wok and add a little butter. You can go overboard and add lots if you want to too.
Add the tomato paste and keep frying till it is well cooked and dries up. Now add the crushed kasuri methi and keep stirring for a while.
Add the whey and the paneer cubes. Cover and simmer till you get the gravy of desired consistency.
Remove cover and sprinkle a pinch garam masala. Cover and let it stand for a while for the flavours to absorb.
Serve hot with rotis / parathas / naan.
Another easy dish using whey is here. :-)