Burnt Garlic Rice with Crispy Paneer Finger & Spicy Maple Sauce

Burnt Garlic Rice with Crispy Paneer Finger & Spicy Maple Sauce
Burnt Garlic Rice with Crispy Paneer Finger & Spicy Maple Sauce 4 servings) You can replace paneer with tofu. I am personally a Tofu lover but many people don’t have taste for tofu, thus I have used paneer (cottage cheese) this time.
Ingredients & methods of Burnt Garlic Rice with Crispy Paneer Finger & Spicy Maple Sauce

    1 cup rice (basmati /brown)
    · 300 gm of Paneer cut length wise into thick fingers
    · 1 cup hung curd
    · 1 cup sliced mushroom
    · 1 cup broccoli florets
    · 1 cup cherry tomatoes
    · 1 cup bread crumbs
    · 3 table spoons of grated ginger
    · 6 table spoons chopped garlic
    · ¼ cup chopped shallots
    · ¼ chopped onions
    · 2 table spoons chili flakes
    · 4 table spoons sliced paprika
    · 2 table spoons of mustard sauce
    · 3 table spoons of lemon juice
    · 2 table spoons of maple syrup
    · salt & black pepper
    · few chopped Basil leaves
    · Avocado & scallions to garnish

    Boil the rice as per instruction. In a bowl add hung curd, mustard sauce,2 table spoons of maple syrup, 1 spoon of chopped garlic & grated ginger ,1 table spoon sliced paprika, chili flakes, salt and black pepper & chopped Basil leaves. Mix well. Marinate paneer fingers in it for 20 minutes. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees Celsius. In a plate spread bread crumbs and coat the marinated paneer fingers with the crumbs. Lightly brush it with olive oil & bake for 25 minutes.

    In another bowl add sliced mushrooms, broccoli, chopped onions, grated ginger, chopped garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, paprika, chili flakes, salt & pepper. Mix well and arrange it on a baking tray. Bake it for 20 minutes and keep it aside. In another bowl add cherry tomatoes, olive oil, chopped basil ,1 tea spoon lemon juice, salt & pepper, Bake it for 10 minutes.

    In a small pan add olive oil, sauté chopped garlic and grated ginger with a pinch of salt. Let it burn a bit. Keep it aside.
    Ingredients for spicy maple sauce:
    · 3 table spoons of butter
    · 2 table spoons of chopped garlic
    · 2 table spoons of grated ginger
    · ¼ cup of chopped shallots
    · 1 table spoon of sliced paprika
    · 1 table spoon chili powder
    · 1 table spoon chili flakes
    · ¼ cup of maple syrup
    · pinch of salt
    In a pan heat butter, add garlic & ginger sauté for a minute. Add shallots and paprika and sauté for a minute. Add chili powder and chili flakes. Sauté and add maple syrup. Stir it for a minute. The sauce is ready.
    Place cooked rice in the center. Top it with the burn garlic & ginger. Place baked broccoli & mushrooms on side, along with the cherry tomatoes. On another side place, crispy paneer fingers with some avocado slices. Pour the spicy maple sauce on the rice & paneer. Garnish with scallions. Serve hot.