Friday, August 29, 2008

Pepper Paneer

Inspiration for this dish is my vegetarian friends. I like to call it Peppy Paneer for the pepper dominance in this dish. Hope you like it.

Pepper Paneer: Cottage cheese cubes with Sauted Onion- Tomatoes and mix of Peppers - Serrano Pepper, Red Bell Pepper and Black Pepper.

Preparation Time: 10 Mins
Cooking Time: 20 Mins


1 Medium Onion - Sliced
1 Tomato - Sliced
1 Red Bell Pepper - Sliced ( You can use green bell pepper/Capsicum)
2 Serrano Pepper (or any green chilli) - Slit
Tomato Puree (Optional) - 2-3 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2-3 tbsp
500 gms Paneer ( Cottage Cheese)
Crushed Black Pepper - 1 Tbsp (or to taste)
Turmeric Powder - 1/3 tbsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tbsp
Jeera Seeds - 1 tbsp


1. Heat Oil in a pan. Add jeera seeds.When they pop add slit green chilli and tomatoes. Stir fry on a medium heat for 5-6 mins.

2. Add onions to the pan. Cook for another 3-4 mins. Add tomato puree, ginger-garlic paste,coriander powder, salt, turmeric, black pepper and stir fry for 2-3 mins. Add paneer cubes and bell pepper. Add black pepper to it.Cook for 4-5 mins, so that paneer blends well with the stir fry vegetables and bell pepper/Onion are still little crunchy.

with Coriander and a mint leaf.

Serve with Roti & Raita OR Rice & Dal.

This one goes to the Event “Think Spice… Think Favorite” hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s World.


mollusk said...

u finally did it!!!!!!! :)

i am already a fan!!

neeru.dhawan said...

so tempting!!! mouthwatering colour of d dish.. love it!!

Hitashi said...

@ Malvika - Yup! I did it at last. Took a full year to start with.

@Mom - Thanks! You are the inspiration.