Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Paneer Capsicum Recipe-Capsicum Paneer Masala (Gravy)

Today I am going to share with you yet another delicious Indian Paneer recipe. Paneer and capsicum is a wonderful combination and they together make a great side dish for all Indian flat breads and pulaos. My children love paneer, capsicum, mushroom and corn very much, so I always combine one with the other to make delicious side dishes or one pot meals.

Paneer Capsicum Masala

Paneer Capsicum Gravy

Paneer Capsicum Gravy

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Paneer-Capsicum
 Recipe CuisineNorth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Onion finely chopped - 3/4 cup
   Ginger-garlic paste -1 tsp
   Tomatoes - 1 cup chopped
   Paneer/ Indian cottage cheese - 3/4 cup cubed
   Capsicum/bell pepper - 1 cup cubed
   Cashew nuts -5-6
   Salt needed

   Spice powder

   Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
   Chilli powder - 1 tsp
   Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
   Garam masala powder or kitchen king masala-1 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Cumin/ Jeera seeds -1 tsp


Chop onion and tomatoes finely and capsicum into slightly bigger pieces.

Cube paneer and keep it aside.

Soak cashew nuts in hot water for 15 minutes. Drain the water and grind it to a fine paste with little water.


Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add jeera/cumin seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions and saute until onions turn brown. Add a little salt to the onions to speed up the process. Continuous stirring is required for even browning.

Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes until the raw smell goes.

how to make capsicum paneer masala

Then add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and garam masala powder. Cook until tomatoes becomes mushy.(Keep in mind, I have told several times in my earlier Punjabi recipes that you should not add water without cooking the tomatoes. If it is too dry, add just a tbsp of water and cook the tomatoes.)

Once the tomato is cooked, add the capsicum pieces.

how to prepare capsicum paneer masala

Let the capsicum get cooked a little. Then add the paneer cubes and saute for a few minutes. Let the paneer get mixed well with the masala.

capsicum paneer recipe

Then add the cashew nut paste and saute for 3-4 minutes. Now add a cup of water and let it boil well. Let the masala and the flavors get incorporated with the paneer well.

capsicum paneer curry

Switch off the flame and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves. Serve this delicious paneer capsicum gravy hot with roti, paratha, naan or pulao.

capsicum paneer gravy

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  1. Didn't try this combo till now.Looks super delicious.Bookmarked.

  2. Its so simple and yummy. Keep posting such delicious recipes..

  3. Paneer lovers will love this side dish

  4. Colorful n spicy curry yumm...

  5. delicious combo.. tempting..

  6. Delicious and flavorful gravy.. Perfect side dish for roti/chappathi..

  7. Looks divine!!! Nice presentation ;)

  8. Wow looks yummy!! Paneer and capsicum blend so well...

  9. looks so yummy and delicious.. nice presentation..

  10. Hi, I tried today and came out very well,really I have become a fan of your BLOG, i like the way you present and also the tips you provide. Thank you!!

  11. Taste lasts in tounge for long time.lovley presentation for you. chithra devi kannan

  12. tasty and easy receipies to the starters.thanks for the you.

  13. Great recipe. I tried it and it turned out very tasty. Thanks Padhu

  14. great recipie!!! Thank you! Its a keeper! :)

  15. Your recipes are my first reference when ever i want ... thanks a lot.. keep posting...

  16. good and delicious recepie of paneer capsicum...........EXELLENT.

  17. Tried this today! Has turned out yummy looking!!

  18. Thanks for today's awesome lunch- Jeera rice and panner capsicum masala- both from ur website :)

  19. The taste was amazing , but the tomatoes skin comes out separately , n while eating my hubby says he needs to take out from the gravy , any suggestions?
    I tried twice .

    1. Glad you liked it. Chop the tomatoes finely or grate it to prevent that problem.

  20. Thank you for the recipe! I have tried it today, on Vijayadashami to impress my husband.. Hope he likes it!:-)).. Looks great. Hope tastes good too!

  21. I would like to try this recipe. Is it ok if I don't add nuts to it ?b'coz my husband is allergic to it

    1. Devi Nanda - You can skip that. It is added to give richness and thickness to the gravy. You can substitute with coconut paste if desired.

  22. Looks yum. I'm going to try it today. Where did you buy that kadai? I have been looking for something like it.

  23. You can it in all vessel shops easily in India.

  24. Hi padhu. Thi is one paneer dish that I prepare frequently. Thanks to you, my family is now a fan of my paneer dishes :-)

  25. Hi, my son is allergic to tree nuts. Can I leave out the step including the cashews?

    1. Yes, you can and proceed with the rest of the steps. Or else you can add 2 tbsp of thick plain yogurt instead of cashew nut paste.


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