This is a traditional South Indian pickle, to be served with yogurt rice. Yogurt rice is just that: yogurt, and rice. The pickle is very salty, tangy, spicy, is rounded out by the umami of the tomato. A nice way to use green tomatoes en masse.
Paneer, like many fresh cheeses, is a snap to make. Two ingredients, little time and almost zero skill. I’ve most often run across this cheese in spinach curry dishes like Palak Paneer or Saag/Sag Paneer.