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Paneer wraps

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So I know we haven’t been on here for a while and that is completely our fault! Life has a way of throwing so many things at you it’s hard to keep up. But we are back (hopefully for good).

So lately I have been sitting around my apartment job hunting and generally lazing around. So good food is a top priority for me. But I also don’t want to spend a huge amount of time in the kitchen, especially when the weather is so amazing! So here is an easy recipe for some delicious wraps.

Serves 2.

Ingredients:

1 tomato julienned
1/2 onion julienned
1 green bell pepper julienned
2 cloves of garlic thinly sliced
200g paneer cut into long pieces
Any kind of roti/tortilla

1tbs chili powder
1 tbs garam masala
A pinch of turmeric
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp jeera powder
Salt to taste

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Method:

Heat about 2 tbsp oil, then toss in the onions and garlic. Keep an eye on them because they will cook quickly.

Then add in the bell peppers and let it all cook together. Add salt to taste.

Once the green peppers are almost cooked through, put the tomatoes in and let them cook down.

The tomatoes should start breaking down and the liquid should be oozing out.

Now you can add all the spices and mix them together.

Next put the paneer in and mix gently, paneer is soft and may break easily. Leave it on the heat for about 5 minutes, you can add salt and any other spices to your taste.

In the mean time heat up another pan. Spread some butter on the roti and cook for a few minutes on the pan. Then take the roti off put the paneer mixture and fold like you would a burrito. You can put it back on the heat to seal the edges or wrap it in foil so it holds it’s shape like I did (also to save on washing dishes later).

 

 

 

 

 

Serve warm and make sure you have many because this one’s a winner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes:

We used tortillas because we didn’t have any other roti in the apartment.

This is a take on a Bombay Frankie, which is a common street food. It is one of the foods I crave, but unfortunately will never be able to recreate. I wish I had a picture of it to show you, actually scratch that! My mouth will start watering for it!

I was actually a little scared to make this because I didn’t know whether the paneer may end up being bland or it would be too spicy overall, but it came out perfect. Of course you can increase the amounts to make more, you could even add chicken instead of paneer, but I can’t help you there!

Feel free to comment/ suggest/tell us what you think!

Happy eating!
Swetha (:

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Not your average potato curry

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So today is one of those lazy Saturdays, where all I wanted to do was hang around in my pj’s and watch TV. But I also wanted some good food because this week was jam-packed with school, exams,work and no free time. And what better pick-me-up from a horrible week than cooking? Sneha and Sanu left me early this morning to go study! So I decided to have a cooking party without them! Who says you need people around to make good food??!?

Serves 2-3

Ingredients:

3 large potatoes-boiled

2 tbsp cream cheese

5-6 sprigs of parsley- chopped

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

Gravy

1 tsp chili powder/ garam masala- optional

Method:

1. Wash and boil potatoes in a large pot. Leave them to boil for about 25 minutes, or until a knife can easily be slid into the potatoes with some resistance. You don’t want the potatoes to fall apart once they are put in the gravy.

2. While the potatoes are boiling, you can make the gravy (if you haven’t already made it). Put the gravy in a pot and let it simmer for a few minutes, adding the ginger-garlic paste, chili powder and/or the garam masala and cream cheese.

3.  Once the potatoes are done, peel the skin (carefully!), chop the potatoes and add to the gravy. Let it all cook together for about 10 minutes.

4. Add the parsley and mix well. And voila, your potato is ready!

Serve with paratha, chapathi, or you can even eat it with bread!

Note:

I just made this out of everything I had in my fridge, you can add fresh cream instead of cream cheese, which would make the texture even more creamy and delicious.

As seen in the ingredients picture, I used 2 chilies in the gravy so I used the garam masala for extra flavour and to change the colour without the chili factor. So make sure you know how spicy your chilies are before using too many!

Happy eating!=)