Sunday, 13 October 2013

Paneer(Cottage Cheese) in Oyster Sauce

I initially intended to make this dish with Mushrooms. I opened up the box and ironically the fungi had fungus growing on it. 


Luckily I had a packet of cottage cheese in the fridge and quickly replaced the fungus growing mushrooms.  Disaster averted. Huge sigh of relief!!!





Ingredients
  • Paneer(cottage cheese) cut in cubes 250 gm
  • 2 large onions diced
  • 1 large Capsicum(Bell Pepper) diced
  • 1 tsp julienne ginger
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt and pepper to taste 

Preparation
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan.
  • Add the ginger and garlic. Fry till the raw smell goes and slightly browned.
  • Next add the onions and fry till they are golden brown. Add some salt to speed up the process.
  • Once the onions caramelize, add the capsicum. Fry for 5 minutes. 
  • Next add the oyster sauce, soya sauce, salt and pepper. Mix it well with onion and capsicum.
  • Add the cottage cheese and mix it well. Be careful while stirring not to crumble the paneer. 
  • Fry for another minute and remove from fire. Garnish with some spring onions.
Serve with fried rice, noodles or rotis. This can be used as a sandwich filling or even as a starter. 

Note: If you want to make with mushrooms. Add them after adding capsicum and fry for a couple of minutes till they are cooked. Then add the sauces and fry for a minute.