Wherever you travel in India, you will find that paneer ( Indian Cottage Cheese) is frequently used in Indian vegetarian cooking. Most houses these days especially in the urban areas have developed a taste for paneer dishes. In earlier years, paneer was had only in restaurants.
Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for dishes made with Paneer such as:-
Today's recipe gets its name from the way it is made. It is prepared on a tawa ( which is a flat griddle used extensively in Indian cooking) and these days is commonly available as street food. It can be made relatively fast. I have adapted this from Tawa Paneer from the well-known cookery site Veg Recipes of India.
It tasted great served with hot rotis!
- Paneer, (Indian Cottage Cheese) 200 grams I need large size, large size
- Large-sized Onion, 1
- Medium-sized Capsicum/Bellpepper,
- Medium-sized Tomatoes, 3
- Ginger, 1 " piece
- Garlic Cloves, 4-5
- Green Chilli, 1
- Carom Seeds, (Ajwain) , 1/2 tsp
- Chilli Powder, 1 tsp
- Turmeric Powder, 1/4 tsp
- Coriander Powder, 1 tsp
- Pav Bhaji Masala, 1 tsp
- Kasuri Methi ( Dry Fenugreek Leaves), 1 tsp
- Salt, to taste
- Butter, 2 tbsp
- Coriander Leaves, chopped, 1 tbsp for garnish