Category: Paneer

  • Paneer in Creamy Cashew Tomato Sauce

    Indian restaurant paneer makhani is next level comfort food…creamy tomato sauce, mild spice in the background and pillowy cubes of chewy paneer. It’s not surprising that paneer makhani has become Surya’s go to Indian food. Of course, this means that any paneer makhani that I make at home has very strong competition to measure up […]

  • Crumbled Paneer and Peas

    Not all Indian cooking takes forever. In fact, most Indian cooking doesn’t take forever. But this paneer bhurji is particularly fast and satisfying weeknight Indian main dish. It calls for ingredients you most likely have on hand – peas, a tomato, onions and a dash of milk – plus basic Indian spices of garam masala, cumin […]

  • Paneer Makhani Recipe

    As promised, here’s the paneer makhani recipe that I shared at yesterday’s New York Times Cafeteria.  Their team did a great job of recreating the recipe. It was a lot of fun to step into their kitchen to be greeted with the smells of an Indian home kitchen with packages of authentic Indian spices littering […]

  • Paneer Makhani Burrito

    I’m hosting a chef’s table in the New York Times Cafeteria today featuring a Paneer Makhani Burrito…unfortunately you have to work in the building to come up and enjoy a taste. If you do work in the building, please swing by and say hello!  And check back tomorrow for a very easy paneer makhani recipe […]

  • Shredded Paneer and Peas

    What happens when you put rectangles of paneer through your food processor with the shredder blade on? You end up with soft piles of stringy tendrils of paneer. What happens when you saute soft piles of stringy tendrils of paneer? It becomes soft and gooey creamy cheesy deliciousness. That then gets eaten quickly. Update: I […]

  • Kadai Tofu: Tofu with a Rainbow of Bellpeppers

    Biting into a piece is paneer is a creamy, rich and chewy experience.  But it’s an experience that can be hard to come by – you can’t just pick up a block of paneer from your local grocery store (unless you live in Flushing, Queens and Patel Brothers is your local grocery store – in […]

  • Palak Channa – Spinach and Chickpeas

    I�EUR(TM)ve been craving the smooth taste of hearty chickpeas ever since reading about Mike�EUR(TM)s channa masala. So, not surprisingly, Sunday�EUR(TM)s lineup included chickpeas. As a healthier alternative to palak paneer, we decided to make palak channa. Soft, buttery chickpeas swimming in pureed fresh spinach made for a fulfilling end to a lazy weekend. You can […]

  • A Very Desi Thanksgiving

    I’ve never characterized Thanksgiving as just “a day to be thankful” – it’s always been more about a day of good food, parades and family because I just don’t understand limiting thankfulness to one day.  A thing as difficult as say parades, however, I do understand limiting.  The loss of life and terror we saw this past […]

  • Vindaloo Pasta Sauce

    The chilly, windy weather outside made me want to cozy up with a big bowl of spicy, saucy pasta.  So, I fired up the oven and roasted some tomatoes, onions and garlic.  The freshness of these three, simple ingredients roasted with a splash of olive oil and sea salt is a treat but a sprinkle […]