Zucchini Paneer

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

2 tablespoons grape seed oil

1 red onion, chopped

2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger

1 tablespoon cumin seeds

1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds

1 teaspoon red chile flakes

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 cup chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup 1-inch cubed zucchini

1 tablespoon Quick Garam Masala, recipe follows

1 cup homemade paneer, cut into large dice

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Pinch salt

Serving suggestion: rice or plain rotis

Quick Garam Masala:

2 tablespoons coriander seeds

2 tablespoons cumin seeds

1 tablespoon fennel seeds

1 teaspoon cardamom seeds

Directions

  1. Place 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet and add the onions and ginger and cook for about 4 minutes. Add the cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, red chile flakes and turmeric, and toast for 10 seconds. Add the tomatoes, zucchini and water as needed, and cook until the zucchini is tender, about 10 minutes. Add the Quick Garam Masala and cover with a lid. Meanwhile, heat a nonstick pan over medium heat and add the remaining1 tablespoon oil. Add the paneer cubes and fry the cubes until golden brown, turning frequently. Add the paneer to the zucchini during the last 2 minutes of cooking, along with the cilantro, and stir well. Season the mixture with salt. Serve with rice or plain rotis.

Quick Garam Masala:

  1. Loosely grind together all the spices in a mortar and pestle. Makes about 1/4 cup. Store unused amount in an airtight jar, in a cool dark place.

Fudge Factor

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

How to Chop and Melt Chocolate

Lots of recipes call for melted chocolate. Follow these step-by-step instructions to do it properly.