Friday, October 7, 2011

Quicky Spicy Cottage Cheese Stir Fry & an announcement

The rich tributes flowing in for Steve Jobs is fitting - a visionary par excellence, the man followed his heart and stooped to conquer - May you Rest in Peace Steve !

Let's not forget the message he reiterated
Stay Hungry,Stay Foolish !! 

The week that's buzzed past was monotonous and to top it I was struck with - Don't feel like Blogging Block !!! There were some good dishes my hearth produced but the urge to blog about them was missing ! The weekend was no better and the lazy Sunday afternoon got even more lazier with a steady shower and all I wanted was a steaming cuppa with something to tuck in. Nope I didn't want to move a muscle , so it was Lazy calling Gallant - yup Hubby Dearest to the rescue ! When he agreed to dish out something simple but appetizing it was happy hoots...Succulent cubes of Cottage Cheese tossed in a tempered spice mix was just perrfect ! Spice Quotient was given  by Milgai Podi (Red Chillis&Lentils Blend) and that added to the crunchy and flavourful taste of the dish. The dish was also a perfect accompaniment to the good 'ol Curd Rice !

What's in it :-

  • Cottage Cheese- 200 grams - washed & cubed
  • Butter & Olive Oil Mix - 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds,Urad Dal - 1 tsp each
  • Curry Leaves - a few 
  • Green Chilli - 1 - halved & sliced - optional
  • Red Chillis & Lentils Powder - 1 1/4 tbsp - to taste
  • Salt - to taste
  • Asafoetida - a generous pinch

In a wok, add the mix of butter & olive oil and as it warms up let the mustard seeds & urad dal crackle. Drop in the curry leaves, green chilli and season it with salt & asafoetida.. Now tip in the Red Chillis & Lentils Powder and saute the mix for a few seconds. Finally dunk the cubed cottage cheese and toss it well. Let the spice blend coat every piece of the cottage cheese. The dish is ready. Serve Hot with your afternoon tea or enjoy it as a side-dish !

Finally an Announcement ----

Indus Ladies is currently accepting entries from all bloggers for its E-book compilation - "100 Yummy Diwali Sweets". Send in your entries by Oct 10th 2011 and about 1.3 lakh readers can access your recipe and your blog.
For Participation Rules - Click here.Fellow Bloggers if you want your sweet/dessert recipe to be part of this tasty saga do send in your entries to by Oct 8th, 2011.

I have sent 2 entries for the same - Papaya Halwa & Choco Rose Jamuns

Come on...hurry! What are you waiting for?? 


  1. Mmmm...liked this unusual combination of paneer with milagai podi...sure must've tasted great.

  2. Wow..that looks really delicious...Thanks for the recipe dear..

    American Classic Carrot Cake is my post today...

  3. Yum! Gimme :)
    Thanks Priya about the heads up on the sweets event - I would LOVE to participate, but am hard pressed for time - celebrating my little one's birthday this weekend - let me see if I can rustle something up

  4. very interesting and delicious stir fry..

  5. Sounds really interesting..delicious and flavorful,bookmarked

  6. It is super priya... Making me to grab from here.


  7. Priya what an amazing recipe and from your husband,does he normally cook or was it just a spur of the moment recipe?

  8. looks delicious and wonderful fry ........

  9. Nice combo Priya. Never occurred to me though.

  10. sounds interesting....
    looks delicious dear :)

  11. Omg,terrific stir fry, cant take my eyes from ur fabulous dish,mouthwatering here..

  12. wowthis looks so delicious , wat a unique recipe sounds tempting pictures dear...loved it !!

  13. What a spicy kick with panneer. I am droolling :)

  14. That is so tempting, I can finish that whole plate.

  15. Delicious. My daughters are of divided opinion on the appearance of this dish on our table. The elder one wants it the younger one does not as it is spicy. I will have to find a happy medium to satisfy them. Thanks though.
    I am hosting Fast Food not Fat Foot event. Do check out my event and send me your entries.

  16. Winning combo and looks fabulous!

  17. very interesting combo, can't wait to try this!

  18. Very new, simple & flavorful stir fry!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. I love any recipe that uses mustard seeds and cottage unique! So delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  20. wow, that cottage cheese stir fry sounds delicious. I would love it as a snack as well :)

  21. save me some dear...I'll be right over there..:P
    Tasty Appetite

  22. Oh man Milaga podi paneer...really a unique recipe..and thank you for the kind words..

  23. What a spicy twist to some really good Paneer!!
    Your photos are amazing and I can feel the heat just by looking at the gorgeous bite of paneer:)

  24. Love this idea of a snack! Great to connect with you Priya :)