Paneer cheese is one of my favorite foods. Soon I will be making my own, but if you don't have the time or inclination, you can easily purchase a block of paneer or a bag of pre-fried cubes at your local Indian grocery store. The following recipe is a flavorful combination of buttery soft mung beans, paneer cheese, tomatoes and spices. It goes very well with subtle rice dishes like Pulao Rice. I've adapted the dish from Lord Krishna's Cuisine by Yamuna Devi.
As I noted in a previous post, this cookbook was essentially responsible for my interest in Indian cooking in the first place. I received it as a gift shortly after becoming a vegetarian, and with the aid of the detailed and easy-to-follow instructions, I familiarized myself with the essentials of Indian cuisine. I highly recommend it for beginners and veteran Indian chefs alike, as there is a wide range of recipes and processes presented by a proven master of Indian cooking.
|Mung Beans with Paneer Cheese|
|Recipe by Lisa Turner|
Adapted from Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking
Published on April 2, 2007
A flavorful combination of buttery-soft and sweet mung beans, golden-brown fried paneer cheese, tomatoes and spices — a wonderful dish to serve to guests