In honour of independence day, i would like to share a simple but yummy dish, which I make whenever I get fresh/soft homemade paneer.
Tak-a -Tak dishes are typical Delhi shaadi ka khaana(wedding party grub).These are usually made to order on a huge tawa (griddle), kind of like the ones used for dosa.Tak a Tak is the sound that the spatula makes everytime it stirs the tawa contents. The dude cooking this up would sometimes match the sound to simple,popular tunes to amuse the kids .
This is a quick and tasty dish, if you have paneer and frozen peas on hand. It is usually very rich as it is cooked with a happy amount of oil, but tastes almost as good with very little oil too.
250 gms Paneer, cubed into small pieces
1 cup frozen peas, thawed
1 onion, chopped fine
1 tomato, chopped fine
1 tsp tawa fry masala or pav bhaji masala
salt to taste
2 tsp oil
Heat oil in a non stick wok, fry the onions for a couple of minutes, and then add the tomatoes. Fry some more till tomatoes turn mushy. Add the masala, paneer and peas. Sprinkle salt, and mix well, taking care not to mash the paneer. Taste and adjust seasonings. Eat with garam rotis.
Off this goes to dear Pooja's event.
Happy independence Day, folks