Mushroom and paneer make an unusual team that will make heads turn! paneer adds a nice, cheesy feel to the sautéed mushrooms. Ideal as a quick starter for cocktail parties.
For The Stuffing
-2 tsp butter
-1/4 cup finely chopped onions
-1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
-1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
-1/2 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables
(sweet corn kernels, tomatoes and capsicum)
-1 tsp garam masala
-1 cup grated paneer
-1/2 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
-salt to taste
-1/2 tsp lemon juice
20 whole large mushrooms (khumbh), de-stemmed and blanched, refer handy tip,1 tbsp butter
For the stuffing
1)Heat the butter in a broad pan, add the onions and garlic and sauté on a medium flame till they turn translucent.
2)Add the green chillies and mixed vegetables, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes while stirring continuously.
3)Add the garam masala, paneer, coriander and salt, mix well and cook on a slow flame for another 2 minutes, stirring once in between.
4)Add the lemon juice, mix well
5)Divided the stuffing into 20 equal portions and keep aside.
How to proceed
1)Stuff each mushroom with a portion of the stuffing. Keep aside.
2)Grease the butter in a broad non-stick pan and arrange the stuffed mushrooms in it.
3)Cover and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 5 minutes, turning once in between. Serve hot.
– Place the cleaned mushrooms in boiling water for 10 seconds and then refresh them by placing them in cold water. Drain the water and use as required.