Paneer and noodles in tomato sauce

Posted on September 11, 2009. Filed under: pasta | Tags: , |

A non-spicy colourful paneer dish with noodles.

Cooking Time : 40 minutes.
Preparation Time : 15 minutes.

Serves 8.

350 grams paneer
1 tablespoon ghee
1 1/2 teacups boiled green peas
3 teacups fried noodles
2 tablespoons fried cashewnuts
1 tablespoon chopped coriander
For the tomato sauce
1 1/2 kg. tomatoes
2 to 3 green chillies
2 bay leaves
3 teaspoons sugar (approx.)
1 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 tablespoon ghee
salt to taste
For the tomato sauce
1. Cut the tomatoes into big pieces, add 1/2 teacup of water and cook. When cooked, take out a thick soup passing through a sieve.
2. Heat the ghee in a vessel. Slit the green chillies and fry for 1/2 minute. Add the bay leaves and fry for a few seconds.
3. Add the tomato soup, sugar, chilli powder and salt.
4. Mix the cornflour with a little water and add to the soup. Boil for 15 minutes.
How to proceed
1. Cut the paneer into flat pieces and deep fry in ghee for a few seconds. The paneer pieces should not become brown in colour.
2. Add the fried paneer and green peas to the tomato sauce and cook for 5 minutes.
3. Just before serving, add three-quarters of the fried noodles. Put in a serving dish, sprinkle the remaining noodles, cashewnuts and coriander.
4. Serve hot.

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