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Pepper Paneer (Indian cottage cheese with Pepper)


I have tried out another vegetarian recipe with Indian cottage cheese (Paneer). In this experimental dish, I have used different peppers/capsicums in a new curry. Already received accolades for its taste and flavor at different events, I am sharing my secrets now with the world.

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  • 200gm Paneer (Indian cottage cheese)
  • 3-4 Medium Pepper (Green/Yellow/Red) (Washed)
  • 2 or 3 Green Chillies
  • 1 pc Tomato (big)
  • 1 tablespoons of Ginger Paste (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons of Tomato Ketchup (optional)
  • 5-6 tablespoons of Oil : Sunflower oil
  • Spices:
  • Cummin Whole(Jeera): 1/4 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon (Darchini): 1/4 of a stick
  • Cardamom (Elaichi): 3 small one
  • Clove (Labongo/laung): 3
  • Garam Masala: ½ teaspoon
  • Cumin powder (Jeera): 1 table-spoon
  • Turmeric powder (Halud/Haldi): 1 tea-spoon
  • Bay Leaves Whole (Tejpata): 3-4 (optional)
  • Sugar: 1 tea-spoon
  • Water
  • Salt to Taste


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

Dice the pepper(capsicum) and paneer in medium pieces.

Step 2

Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the paneer first little bit and take them out as they start turning golden brown.

Step 3

Saute the pepper for 2-3 min and then keep them separate.

Step 4

Then, add the cummin, bay leaves, cardamom, clove and cinnamon to fry little bit.

Step 5

Add ginger paste, green chillies and tomato to saute along with cummin and garam masala powder. You can use 2 tablespoon of Tomato Ketchup also.

Step 6

Now, add the paneer and pepper with turmeric powder and salt and mix well with water.

Step 7

Put a lid over the frying pan to cook for 8-9 mins in medium flame.Add the sugar and mix them well.

Step 8

Ready to serve hot with paratha/bread.

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