Ranee Paneer

200 gms paneer
2tb sps finely chopped onions
1/2 tb sps tomato puree or 2 medium sized tomatoes
1/2 t sp whole jeera
1/4 t sp red chilli powder
salt to taste
2 green chillies slit length wise
1/2 cup milk
2 tb sps cream
3 t sps veg. oil
  • Heat oil in a kadai or fry pan
  • add jeera and onions together and fry till light brown.
  • blanch tomatoes in hot water for five minutes, remove skin and chop roughly
  • add tomatoes or tomato puree  to the pan and cook till soft and well blended
  • add green chillies, salt and chilli powder and fry a little
  • add 2 tb sps of milk and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • add paneer and gently mix together
  • add rest of the milk and cook for two minutes till paneer is well coated with the masaala
  • add cream and lightly blend together
  • transfer to a dish and garnish with dhania/coriander and  ginger julliens
  • serve with hot chapaties



100 gms paneer/tofu                               
1/2 red capsicum (bell pepper)       
1/2 yellow capsicum                    
1/2 tomato                                    
2-3 shallots                                     
5-6 florets broccoli                               
8 thick slices of zuccini                                     
 4 babycorns                                

1/2 t.sp jeera/Cumin  seeds whole          
1/4 t. sp red chili powder                     
salt to taste
chaat masala
few drops of lime juice
2-3 t. sps olive/veg. oil                             

  • Switch on the grill to 250C
  • Cut paneer into small cubes
  • Cut red and yellow peppers into 1/2" pieces
  • Remove seeds from tomato and cut into 1" pieces
  • Cut shallots into half
  • Put paneer into an oven proof dish, sprinkle all the maslaas,oil and lemon juice and coat well
  • Add all the vegetables and mix well
  • Adjust seasoning if required
  • Leave for 10 minutes or till the grill is hot
  • Place under the hot grill for about 12 minutes,till the vegetables are just beginning to turn soft but are still crunchy
  •  Can be served as a snack with cocktail sticks or as a main dish with rotis.