T&T: Paneer with Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Chickpeas

This month it's Lisa's Vegetarian Kitchen on the spotlight for T&T and my, what a collection! She has a lot of dishes I would love to try. This veg medley is something that caught my eye, I love all the ingredients and most importantly I had everything that was needed to make this.
The dish was really simple to make, what was different was the prominent taste of kasoori methi, which I don't use much and we loved it. Find the original recipe here. I made a few minor changes to the recipe. Just added some onions and ginger garlic paste. I cut the paneer into small pieces instead of shredding it and I also made it completely dry. A wonderful dish, Thanks Lisa.

Paneer with Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Chickpeas

1/2 tbs oil
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 tbs oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek/ methi seeds
a big pinch asafoetida/ hing
1 small onion
3-4 green chillies or to taste, finely chopped
1 tbs ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
3 tbs dried fenugreek leaves/ kasoori methi
3 medium tomatoes, sliced
salt to taste
1 cup cooked chickpeas
200 gms paneer, chopped into small pieces
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Heat 1/2 tbs oil in a pan and fry the sliced mushrooms till brown and tender. Keep aside.
Heat 1 tbs oil in the pan, add the cumin seeds. When they begin to change color add the fenugreek seeds and asafoetida. Stir for a few seconds.
Add the onions and green chillies and fry till golden.
Add the ginger- garlic paste and fry till the raw smell disappears.
Add the turmeric, red chilli & coriander powders and the fenugreek leaves and fry for a minute till fragrant. Take care not to burn the masalas.
Add the tomatoes and salt and fry till soft and well blended.
Add the paneer and chickpeas and cook for 2-3mins. Add little water if it is getting too dry.
Stir in the mushrooms, cover and cook on low for 2 mins for all the flavors to blend.
Stir in the coriander leaves and serve hot.

My entry to Tried and Tasted hosted by Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen, an event started byZlamushka.


  1. Love the combo, seeing so many chickpea recipes today. Always like to try new recipes. Nice choice for T&T.

  2. Looks soo tasty..Interesting medley!

  3. I love this dry curry.Really tasty treat! Lovely pics!:P

  4. Nice selection, looks delicious, would go great with rotis :)

  5. Looks tooo yummy and delicious Poornima, thats a diff. combo... love it! :)
    And a great click! :)

  6. Thats a delicious curry Poornima..very prefect selection from Lisa's Blog...Awesome Clicks yaa!

  7. Interesting combo-would never have thought of pairing mushrooms and chickpeas:)

  8. Hi Poornima,
    Love recipes from Lisa's blog. They are damn neat n tempt one to try. Ur T&T looks great. Nice snaps.

  9. Chick peas and mushrooms new I did post a dish a few days back with cilantro but this never crossed my mind... Nice entry...

  10. Looks yummy and so the cokkies....so delightful

  11. Loved the combination of panner,mushrooms and tomatoes:)

  12. Love the colour and looks so delicous.

  13. What an interesting combination - looks great.

  14. Looks tooo yummy and delicious Poornima..Lovely pics...

  15. Healthy protein-packed dish Poornima! nice combination of veggies :)

  16. Poornima wonderful & new combination dish. Looks lovely & inviting.

  17. Wow this is something different.. The dish lookd delicious :)

  18. Poornima, I do mushroom in the same way, but without chickpea. Adding chickepea is different to me. The recipe looks great and the presentation too.

  19. Hey Poornima *wave*. You noticed my mistake, I made my cashew dish for your event, but I totally forgot once I posted it, probably because I didn't post it right away. Am I too late to adjust my post and add links to your event? Hope not!


  20. This really is an unusual combination of the three. Sounds and looks delicious.
    Thanks for being a part of T&T.

  21. Never tried this combo. It's really different.

  22. Such a nice combo..All nutrition in one dish..So much of goodness..:)

  23. Looks delicious!

  24. Excellent recipe! Delicious!

  25. Hi Poornima,

    Thanks a lot for participating in T&T April. I hope you had fun and will take up the challenge again this month :-)
    Rice chickpea combo looks fantastic :-)


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