Its taken me a while to put this recipe up and i apologise for it. This was also part of my new years eve dinner. Mushrooms and pieces of home made cottage cheese(paneer) which i pan fried in olive oil and then sprinkled the ready made “tawa masala” on the top!! Tawa Masala is a blend of spices which we get ready made in some asian supermarkets but if you dont want to buy it its easy to make something similar at home which i shall also give you the recipe! A light a low calorie recipe which is rich in proteins and calcium. For those of you who dont like paneer you can grill any kind of vegetables and sprinkle the spices on them. I will also include the link to my video of how to make home made cottage cheese!
mushrooms, washed, stems removed
home made cottage cheese cut in cubes
a little olive oil
a good sprinkle of TAWA MASALA
how to make tawa masala at home:
take 1/4 teaspoon each of cumin seeds (roast them and then powder them )
black pepper
dry mango powder (if you dont have this theres another alternative i will give you)
a little of dried ginger powder
mix all these powders together and add a little bit of salt
heat a grill or a pan till quite hot and then add the olive oil and the paneer cubes and mushrooms and grill till browned. Sprinkle with the prepared or the bought spice.
Serve hot !!
NIU DIDI TIP: if you dont have dried mango powder dont fret…just sprinkle some lemon juice!!
This can be also made with meat fish or prawns!!

If you are a resident of Madrid you can buy this spice from Desi Gourmet..thats where i bought it from 🙂


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  1. shilpa dewan says:

    dis is nice….!!!

  2. shilpa dewan says:

    is there any alternative for dried ginger powder?????

  3. nituchugani says:

    Shilpa… thank you for your comment..well you can omit the ginger powder or you a bit of ginger juice (grate the ginger and squeeze out the juice) is that ok???

  4. Madhu says:

    Very easy and tawa masala recipe excellent.Thankyou.Will definitely try.

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