I kept a wee bit of paneer aside for today's breakfast from what we had bought yesterday. The idea was to reprise one of the first dishes that I have ever made. A mixed paneer dish from the time I was in college in Calcutta as it was called then. I have no idea where I learnt the recipe from, but it was quite the crowd favourite at home.
|Too messy for Insta?|
Thought I will share the recipe with you as it is very simple to make. There is no reason why you should not attempt if this if you are a student and have access to a kitchen. My mother did not let me cook till I was of an age where she felt that I could be trusted with fire.
|Should have toasted the bread a bit less|
Purano shei diner kotha
- Heat cooking oil in a wok or a saucepan. A tablespoon of it.
- Add 50 g cubed paneer (enough for two sandwiches). Fresh paneer is nicer.
- Let the paneer rest on the pan for 15-20 sec and then turn the cubes around so that they get a slight char.
- Add a couple of tablespoons of chopped cucumber and tomato. These were winter vegetables back in the day in Kolkata and rather premium ones at that. Stir gently.
- Add salt, black pepper, red chilli powder, a pinch of each. Stir for a few seconds and you are done. You can play around with the spices and try chaat masala, aamchur, kaala namak, etc.