Paneer Podimas with Eggs is a delicious Indian dish that brings together the richness of Paneer and the simplicity of scrambled eggs. This recipe cooks grated Paneer with onions, tomatoes, and aromatic spices, creating a flavorful base. The beaten eggs are added, resulting in a delightful scramble that is creamy and savoury. Garnished with fresh coriander and curry leaves, this dish perfectly accompanies roti or naan. The combination of Paneer and eggs provides a protein-packed meal to satisfy your hunger.
Paneer Podimas with Eggs
- 100 g Paneer grated
- 5 to 6 Eggs
- 2 Onions finely chopped
- 2 Tomatoes finely chopped
- 2 Green Chillies slit
- 2 tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 or 2 Star Anise
- 2 to 3 Cloves
- A small piece of Cinnamon
- 2 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
- as per taste Salt
- few Coriander Leaves chopped
- few Curry Leaves
- as required Oil
- 1 Capsicum finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Green Peas boiled
- In a bowl, break the eggs and add salt and 2 tsp of turmeric powder. Beat well and set aside.
- Heat a little oil in a deep frying pan over medium flame.
- Fry the Cinnamon, cloves, and star anise for 30 seconds.
- Add the onions and sauté until they turn golden brown.
- Stir in the tomatoes and cook until they soften.
- Add the green chillies, red chilli powder, grated Paneer, and a little salt. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
- Pour in the beaten eggs and stir continuously until they scramble. Ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom of the pan.
- Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves.
- Serve Paneer Podimas with Eggs as a delectable side dish to roti or naan.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):
Can I add additional vegetables to Paneer Podimas with Eggs?
You can customize this recipe by adding vegetables like finely chopped capsicum or boiled green peas. These additions will enhance the flavours and provide extra texture to the dish.
What are some suitable pairings for Paneer Podimas with Eggs?
Can I make Paneer Podimas with Eggs in advance?
While it’s best to enjoy Paneer Podimas with Eggs fresh, you can prepare the base (steps 1 to 8) in advance and refrigerate it. When ready to serve, reheat the bottom and add beaten eggs to scramble. This way, you can save time and still enjoy a delicious meal.
Can I make Paneer Podimas with Eggs without Paneer?
If you’re looking for a vegetarian alternative or don’t have Paneer, you can replace it with crumbled tofu. The tofu will provide a similar texture and absorb the dish’s flavours, making it equally enjoyable.