Paneer dishes being very sought after in India make a great part of any meal whether entertaining or simple enjoying at home. paneer is a Indian curd cheese made from curdling milk with lemon juice or vinegar. Very soft in texture and very tasty & healthy ingredient of Indian cuisine.
This recipe include fresh cottage cheese (paneer) cooked with julienned green bell peppers mixed with onion, ginger garlic masala & fresh cream. Totally rich like mughali style recipes.
Paneer – 250 grams (big cubes)
Green bell pepper (capsicum) – 2 (thinly sliced length wise and then cut in half)
Onion – 2 medium – finely chopped
Garlic cloves – 3 minced
Ginger – 1 inch grated
Green chili – 1 – finely chopped
Tomato – 2 large – pureed
Extra Virgin olive oil – 3 tablespoons
Cumin seeds – ¼ teaspoon
Salt – per taste
Red chili powder – ¼ teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ teaspoon
Coriander powder – ½ teaspoon
Garam masala – ¼ teaspoon
Kashmiri mirch powder – ¼ teaspoon
Fresh Cream – 4 tablespoon
Fresh green coriander – 2 tablespoon chopped
- Heat olive oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, when they start to crackle and get aromatic, add onion, ginger, green chili and garlic. Sauté for 4-5 minutes till onions start to brown.
- Now add the tomato puree and all ground spices, mix well.
- Once the oil start to separate from the mix, then add green bell pepper and cover and cook on medium heat for 8-10 minutes till the bell pepper is cooked. If it get’s very dry then sprinkle little water to avoid burning.
- Add cubed paneer to the bell pepper mix and sauté for another 2-3 minutes till they all blend well with each other. Add fresh cream and mix well
Note: Now transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh coriander. Can be served with hot chapatti, parantha or naan. Enjoy a great Mughlai dish right on your dining table.
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