Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Paneer Bell Pepper masala


Paneer is my family's favorite..especially my kid's favorite. So I try and make a variety of dishes. I wanted to make something spicy this time. When I first made Paneer Bell Pepper masala ,it was liked so much by everyone that everyone ate couple of rotis more :) That my friends for me is the ultimate verdict whether the dish is a hit or a miss:) The combination of Paneer and Bell pepper works really well in this recipe.This recipe has been adapted and customized from the recipe that I found here. Serve Paneer Bell Pepper Masala with roti / naan/ or bread of your choice.




INGREDIENTS:

  • Paneer : 400 gms cubed
  • Bell Pepper (Capsicum) :1 Large or 1.5 cups thinly sliced (I used orange bell pepper, you can use any kind)
  • Ginger Garlic paste : 2 tbsp
  • Sliced Onions : 1 cup
  • Coriander seeds : 6 tsp
  • Dry red chillies : 6 (I used byadagi chillies)
  • Tomato : 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Tomato puree: 1 cup
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Garam masala: 1 tsp
  • Kasoori Methi : 1.5 tsp + 0.5 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick : 1 inch
  • Green Cardamom : 1
  • Bay leaf : 1
  • Cream : 2 tbsp
  • Cilantro leaves : 2 tbsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Water ( approximately 1 - 1.5 cups)
  • Butter : 2.5 tbsp (You can use oil instead or a combination of oil and butter)
PROCEDURE:
  • Dry roast red chillies and coriander seeds. Once roasted, set it aside to cool. Later grind them in to a fine powder.

  • Heat oil/butter in a thick bottomed pan. When the oil is hot, add the bayleaf, cinnamon and green cardamoms. Now add the ginger garlic paste and stir.

  • Add the sliced onions and fry . Once the onions have turned translucent, add the chopped tomatoes and tomato puree and mix well.

  • Add the powdered red chilli - coriander mix (the one that we prepared in step 1), turmeric powder and mix well. Saute till the oil starts to separate from the sides.


  • Now add thinly sliced bell pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.

  • Add the water. Now add  1.5 tsp of kasoori methi , garam masala and salt .Simmer for 7-8 minutes.


  • Add cubed paneer and cook for another 2 minutes. 

  • Towards the end, add cream and mix well. Let it cook for 2 minutes. Finally add chopped cilantro. Lastly sprinkle 0.5 tsp of kasoori methi .

  • Serve hot with Roti/Naan or any bread of your choice.


HAPPY COOKING!!!

18 comments:

  1. spicy masaledar dish - want to tuck in:):)

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  2. Hi Shubha,
    A Very good Morning.

    Wow, very colourful and inviting recipe.
    Very well made, with good clicks..
    Paneer recipes are always big yes in our house. And being a vegetarian, paneer is regularly prepared. The above recipe is a very good spicy recipe of paneer. Surely try this way..

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    1. Dear Deepa,
      Being a vegetarian myself, i usually keep Paneer dish as a star item during gatherings. Also its so good for kids plus they are not so fussy when it comes to paneer. Thanks so much dear.. hope u had a good weekend:)

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  3. This was one of my favourite dish from your collection. I am surprised how I missed commenting on it. O.k. Better late than never. I love everything about this dish. The gravy looks very Appetizing and radiant. The combination of paneer and bell pepper is an absolute winner.

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  4. SHUBHA! THIS is amazing. Like…epic! Loved it! :)

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  5. warm spicy masala along with paneer ,the dish is super hit.

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    1. Thanks Sathya:) This is one of the most loved Paneer dishes at our place.. So glad you liked it too

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  6. Love the combo pepper n paneer!
    This looks so delicious!!!

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  7. You cook amazing food shubha. I love the color of the gravy. It looks restaurant style paneer dish. I would love to try it. My family will love it. :)

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    1. Thanks Ritu!! It does taste restaurant grade but since its made at home.. you control the oil and cream content as per your liking:)

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  8. Wow,that's an awesoem combo..perfect vth rotis..

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    1. Thanks:) Yes , sure is a hit in our house with some hot phulkas:)

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