This is a regular paneer recipe with a twist . I add crushed fried onion ( Biristi ) while serving the dish and sprinkle some on top as a garnish . The end result is a delicious paneer with an interesting bite and flavor added by the fried onions. The recipe of fried onions is at the bottom and I quote directly from a post made by Rocky Mohan on sikandalous cuisine teaching us how to make Biristi perfectly.250 Grams Paneer - Cubed.
1 Small Onion - Minced.
1 Small Tomato Chopped.
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Paste.
1/2 Teaspoon Minced Ginger.
1/2 Teaspoon Jeera Powder
1.5 Teaspoons Kasoori Methi
Haldi , Salt , Chili Powder to taste.
1-2 Tablespoons Biristi ( 2 crushed lightly 1 left whole )
Heat oil , add onions , when they begin to change color add tomatoes , ginger garlic and dhania powder, Sprinkle water and cook covered on low till oil separates , now add Kasoori methi haldi salt and red chili powder , cook 1 minute and then add paneer , bhuno for 3-4 minutes , sprinkle jeera powder and adjust flavors .
When ready to serve crush Biristi and mix into the paneer and sprinkle some on top . The fried onions add not just a crunch but also an interesting sweetness that goes well with the flavors of Kasoori Methi
Biristi - Thank you Rocky Mohan for sharing this detailed procedure with us :