Goan Style Paneer
•Cottage cheese (paneer),cut into ½ inch cubes 200 grams
•Cumin seeds 3/4 teaspoon
•Coriander seeds 1 1/2 teaspoons
•Oil 2 tablespoons
•Onions,chopped 2 medium
•Scraped coconut 1/4 cup
•Ginger 3/4 inch piece
•Garlic 6-8 cloves
•Cinnamon 1 inch stick
•Dried red chillies 3-4
•Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
•Green chillies,slit 2
•Salt to taste
•Tamarind pulp 1 teaspoon
•Coconut milk 1/2 cup
Dry roast cumin seeds and coriander seeds till fragrant.
Heat oil in a non stick pan, add onions and sauté till golden.
Put the roasted spices into a mixer jar. Dry roast coconut till lightly browned.
Add a little water to the onions so that they do not burn.
Add ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, red chillies turmeric powder and coconut to the mixer jar and grind with a little water to a fine paste.
Add the paste to the pan and mix well and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add green chillies, salt and continue to sauté. Add paneer cubes and mix. Add tamarind pulp and coconut milk and mix well.
Serve hot with roti or chawal.