Tonight, we’re bringing you a rice dish which is a delight for the senses. If you haven’t cooked with delicious Indian paneer cheese before, get ready for creaminess that pairs beautifully with big, bold flavours. With the accompaniment of golden, Mumbai-style spices and a cherry tomato salad bursting with sweetness, you can tuck into this hearty bowl with confidence.
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basmati rice(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)
Mumbai spice blend
water (for the rice)
salt (for the rice)
rice wine vinegar
water (for the onion)
salt (for the paneer)
white wine vinegar
Finely chop the garlic. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter with a dash of olive oil over a medium heat. Cook the garlic until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add the basmati rice, water (for the rice) and salt (for the rice), stir, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes. TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!
Thinly slice the red onion (see ingredients). In a small bowl, combine the rice wine vinegar, water (for the onion) and a good pinch of sugar and salt. Scrunch the onion in your hands, then add to the pickling liquid and stir to coat. Set aside until serving.
Roughly chop the cucumber. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Roughly chop the herbs. Roughly chop the salad leaves. Cut the paneer into 1cm cubes.
In a large bowl, combine the Mumbai spice blend, salt (for the paneer) and a drizzle of olive oil. Add the paneer and toss to coat. In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, cook the paneer, tossing, until browned, 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towel.
In a medium bowl, combine the cucumber, cherry tomatoes, herbs (reserve some for garnish!) and white wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to combine.
Drain the pickled onion. Stir the salad leaves into the garlic rice. Divide the garlic rice, Mumbai-style paneer, cherry tomato salad and pickled onion between bowls. Serve with the Greek-style yoghurt and garnish with the reserved herbs.