Todays recipe is an easy and a fun side dish that can be put together in just 15mins. And, it tastes absolutely delicious. I wish all recipes were like this.
Mushroom is one vegetable that rarely makes an appearance on the dining table. The reason for this is, S never eats them. No matter how hard I try, I cannot get my husband to like mushrooms. "It's a tasteless fungi. How can you eat them?" he says. So I cook mushrooms for Purvi and for myself. Whenever, S is not in town, I make this easy stir fry. This is one of the quickest ways to turn the "tasteless fungi" into a robust and an exciting ingredient. It's amazing what you can do with just a few ingredients.
This recipe is one of my favorites because it is so vibrant with an interesting blend of textures and flavors. This dish is a medley of vegetables and soft paneer, which I feel is a winning combo. One bite of this simple stir fry and I am sure you will agree with me.
Stir fried paneer and mushroom recipe:
Preparation time: 15min
Cooking time: 10mins
Sesame oil or any other oil- 2tbsp
Sesame seeds- 1-1/2 tsp
Garlic- 2cloves, crushed
Spring onions- 4, whites and greens separated
Red chili flakes- 1/2tsp
Freshly ground black pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Dark soya sauce- 1tsp
Mushrooms- 200gms, cleaned and cut into quarters
A mixture of red, green and yellow bell peppers- 1/2 cup, sliced length wise
Salt- to taste
Paneer- 300gms, cut into cubes
- Heat oil in a large wok on medium heat. Add the sesame seeds and salute till they turn brown. Add the garlic and fry for a few seconds. Do not allow the garlic to turn brown.
- Stir in the spring onion whites and fry for a minute. Add the quarter mushrooms, bell peppers and salt and fry for 5-8 minutes till the most of the water has evaporated.
- Add the pepper powder, chili flakes and soya sauce and fry for 2minutes more. Add the Paneer cubes and mix the paneer along with the vegetables. Remove from heat and serve hot with rice or noodles.