If there are two things that I turn to when I want to make something that defines comfort food, I turn to paneer or pasta. A hot bowl of paneer curry or a cheesy creamy pasta, with that new Game of Thrones episode, yummmmmm! Off late though, I don’t eat when I watch GOT. You never know when people will start getting off or gurgling blood with that show. Sigh!
But back to the paneer and pasta love now.
You might not know this, but I’m going through a vegetarian phase at the moment. So you can imagine how much more I cling to my paneer, right.
Last day I was craving a spaghetti bolognese bake that I used to pick up at Morrisons, in Manchester. But considering my vegetarianism, I decided why not try a paneer pasta bake, but with none of those masala additions that Indianises pasta. The result? Voila!
This paneer pasta bake is simple, full of flavour and so, so, so, comforting. I had mine with some toasted garlic bread, but you don’t really need it. You can just devour this thing all on its own. I used mozzarella cheese, but feel free to use a cheddar if you have that handy.
This may also be best with some fresh crumbly paneer, but if you can’t manage to get fresh paneer, immerse your store bought paneer in a bowl of water, microwave on high till the paneer is tender and then crumble it.