Author Notes: Perfect as an appetizer, it derives inspiration from Mexican and Indian cuisines. This fusion recipe combines protein-packed paneer (fresh cheese made from milk) and lip-smacking salsa with an Indian twist! —Priya Karmarkar
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
tomato, finely diced
cup onion, finely dices
cilantro, chopped for garnishing
salt, black pepper powder
teaspoons lemon juice
chaat masala, optional
- Cut the paneer into squares/rectangles that are about 0.5 cm thick.
- In a pan, heat sufficient oil and fry paneer pieces on both sides until golden brown. Remove on absorbent paper.
- In the same pan, fry onion until golden, followed by tomato. Sauté for a minute, add salt, sugar, black pepper powder. Mix well. Remove mixture in a bowl.
- For assembly, place paneer pieces in a serving dish and spread a spoonful of the prepared mixture on them. Garnish with fresh cilantro and sprinkle chaat masala.