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Eat This Now – Paneer Shaslik at NAMASTE

So spicy and tasty, it could make a vegetarian out of ELV

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Served on a sizzling bed of cabbage and smothered with a spicy melange

If you google “paneer shaslik” you will find a dozen or so recipes for this Indian staple — none of them remotely alike.

Roughly speaking, it is a highly-spiced, vegetarian dish consisting of tightly packed farmer’s or cottage cheese (the paneer), skewered and grilled (the shaslik), blended with or placed over or under or around or through a bed or sauce of onions, tomatoes, peppers and whatever adjunct a creative cook wants to throw in.

In other words, its sort of like one of those chilies or stews where everyone has their own take on what spice blend or vegetables should be added to the grilled-but-not-melted cheese.

Having never been to Bombay, or gone to Goa, ELV cannot opine as to the veracity of various recipes.

But he can tell you the one on the menu at Namaste is pretty nifty.

It will bring sweat to your brow, warmth to your soul and a smile to your face.

One order — easily enough for four — is $16.

Just thought you’d like to know.

NAMASTE

In the Commercial Center

953 East Sahara Ave. #A6

Las Vegas, NV 89104

702.892.0033

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2 Responses to Eat This Now – Paneer Shaslik at NAMASTE

  • Vegas has really come along way with cultural and international food over the past couple years. Great job documenting it.

    I have noticed commonly, that citizens that open up cultural cuisine joints tend to dumb it down for this thing referred to as the American pallete. It seems that some serious changes are happening, at least in LAs vgeas. People crave good, homemade, flavorful, spicy food.

  • Have they cleaned up their act? A couple years ago I wrote them off as a sinking, albeit tasty, ship due to repeat closures. If they have cured this, they should have a long and storied run as they take advantage of a certain overflowing Thai joint nearby, in addition to their delicious food.

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