Recipe 1: Paneer, Vermicelli and Mushroom Vegetable
Vermicelli is made from refined flour or rice. Vermicelli is similar in appearance to noodles but is much thinner. They are a form of rice noodles. They are often referred to as rice noodles or rice sticks. Vermicelli does not have much flavor of its own, but readily absorbs the flavors of whatever ingredients it is cooked with. Owing to their lack of flavor, they can be added to any dish for an exotic touch.
Time – 30 minutes
1/2 cup low-fat paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1/2 cup wheat vermicelli (sevaiyan)
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms (khumbh)
5 cups thai vegetable stock
1 tsp finely chopped ginger (adrak) salt to taste
1 tsp soy sauce
1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions (whites and greens)
* Heat the stock in a deep pan, add the vermicelli and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
* Add the mushrooms, ginger, salt, soya sauce, spring onion whites and greens, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
* Add the paneer and cook for 1 minute.
* Serve hot.