Dry Mixed Vegetables With Paneer Recipe

Updated on January 23, 2020
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Dry mixed vegetables with paneer.
Dry mixed vegetables with paneer.

This is light, colorful, and healthy dry mixed vegetable recipe with minimal spices. This particular recipe is very versatile and can be prepared with almost any vegetables you happen to have handy. It's a great way to use all of your leftover vegetables and turn them into a delicious dish in no time. Paneer (Indian fresh cheese) enhances the flavor of the dish and also gives a nice look to the overall meal. This dish pairs nicely with chapati, roti, naan, phulka, etc.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 3 servings

Ingredients

  • 200 grams paneer or cottage cheese, cubed
  • 1 to 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 to 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 to 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cooking oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 3/4 cup water, or as needed

Instructions

  1. Cut paneer into equal-sized cubes.
  2. Slice onions, wash and chop tomatoes, peel and cube potatoes, and shell peas. Set aside.
  3. In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
  4. Add sliced onion. Saute until brown.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes. Fry for 1 minute until tomatoes become soft.
  6. Add chopped potatoes. Saute.
  7. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Mix well.
  8. Add peas. Mix until vegetables are coated with spices.
  9. Add water, close lid, and cook on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes until vegetables are cooked completely. (You can retain some water to cook paneer.)
  10. Add cubed paneer, mix, and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. (Sprinkle in 1 to 2 tablespoons of water if needed.)
  11. Serve hot with chapati, roti, naan, etc.

Photo Guide

Cut paneer into equal-sized cubes. Set aside.
Cut paneer into equal-sized cubes. Set aside.
Slice onions, wash and chop tomatoes, peel and cube potatoes. Set aside.
Slice onions, wash and chop tomatoes, peel and cube potatoes. Set aside.
Shell fresh peas and set aside.
Shell fresh peas and set aside.
In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
In a pan, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and allow them to splutter.
Add sliced onion.
Add sliced onion.
Fry until onion turns golden brown in color.
Fry until onion turns golden brown in color.
Add chopped tomatoes.
Add chopped tomatoes.
Mix and fry until tomatoes become soft.
Mix and fry until tomatoes become soft.
Add chopped potatoes.
Add chopped potatoes.
Saute and mix vegetables. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt.
Saute and mix vegetables. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt.
Add peas.
Add peas.
Mix everything to ensure vegetables are coated with spices.
Mix everything to ensure vegetables are coated with spices.
Add about 3/4 cup of water. Close lid and cook over medium to low flame.
Add about 3/4 cup of water. Close lid and cook over medium to low flame.
Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are completely cooked. (You can retain a little water to cook paneer.)
Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are completely cooked. (You can retain a little water to cook paneer.)
Add paneer.
Add paneer.
Mix and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until water cooks off.
Mix and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until water cooks off.
Serve hot with roti, chapati, phulka, or naan.
Serve hot with roti, chapati, phulka, or naan.

More About the Recipe

  1. You can even add other vegetables like carrots, beans, cauliflower, etc. in this recipe.
  2. Dried fruits like cashews, pista, and almonds can also be added.
  3. You can add red, green, and yellow bell peppers to add more color to the recipe.
  4. Coriander powder and cumin powder can also be used in this recipe.
  5. You can add a little more water to make it subji or gravy consistency.
  6. You can use parboiled vegetables to save time.
  7. Shallow-fried paneer will further enhance the taste.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 260
Calories from Fat153
% Daily Value *
Fat 17 g26%
Carbohydrates 25 g8%
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 8 g16%
Sodium 15 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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