FOR FULL COLLECTION OF DIWALI RECIPES, CLICK HERE

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

How to prepare Paneer Capsicum Gravy

Prep time - under 10 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins
Serves -2

Ingredients needed

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

Spice powder

Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Garam masala powder-1 tsp (you can also use kitchen king masala)

For the seasoning

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

Preparation

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.

Method

Heat oil in a pan/kadai, add jeera 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)

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 gravy.

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 hot with roti, paratha, naan or pulao.

capsicum paneer gravy

More Paneer Recipes from this space.

Check out how to make paneer at home easily.

If you found this post useful, I would really love it if you pin it or share it with your Facebook fans or Twitter followers or Google+ circles today. All it takes is a simple click on the “pin it” “like,” “share,” “tweet,” or Google+ buttons below the post. It will keep me motivated. Thank you!


30 comments:

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  3. Paneer lovers will love this side dish

    ReplyDelete
  4. Colorful n spicy curry yumm...

    ReplyDelete
  5. delicious combo.. tempting..

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

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks divine!!! Nice presentation ;)

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Taste lasts in tounge for long time.lovley presentation for starters.thankyou.love you. chithra devi kannan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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 .


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

      Delete
  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!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for dropping by my blog.Hope you enjoyed reading the recipes.Your feedback and comments are appreciated. Comments with links to external sites will be deleted.