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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cottage Cheese with Mixed Vegetables

Or, Paneer Bhurji. I will make something like this when there is just veggies in the fridge and it pairs up perfectly with rice or chapati. I always have a slab of paneer(cottage cheese) in the freezer. I remember, about 2 years back, when I had just come back to US after spending 2 years in Kolkata, I used to open the fridge and stare.  I could not think of anything to make. That 2 years had spoilt me rotten. We had a cook plus two other maids, and my son had a nanny and my parents-in-law took care of everything household related. I basically had to re-learn everything. Easy recipes like this absolutely positively saved the day. My three-year-old loves to eat this.

What I needed:
  • 1/2 Cup cubed carrots
  • 1/2 Cup Green Beans - chopped.
  • 1/2 Cup cubed green bell pepper
  • 1 medium onion - finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Green Peas
  • I/4 Cup cubed or crumbled cottage cheese (you can use more)
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro
  • 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup corn
  • 1tbs oil. I used olive oil, you can use oil of your choice.
  • 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2C
How I did it:

  • Added olive oil to pan and turned on the heat.
  • Added chopped onions, bell pepper and garlic and sauteed it till fragrant.
  • Added the paneer to it and let it cook it turned a little golden brown, stirring often
  • To it added rest of the veggies and tossed everything together
  • Seasoned with salt and pepper and sprinkled the chopped cilantro.
  • Added enough water to cover the veggies and cooked till done.
This is a tasty and colorful way of getting some of those 7-9 servings of veggies that you need every day.

 

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