Pepper Paneer (Indian cottage cheese with Pepper)
By Joydeep Pal
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.
- 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
- 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
- Salt to Taste
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 10mins
Cost Budget Friendly
Dice the pepper(capsicum) and paneer in medium pieces.
Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the paneer first little bit and take them out as they start turning golden brown.
Saute the pepper for 2-3 min and then keep them separate.
Then, add the cummin, bay leaves, cardamom, clove and cinnamon to fry little bit.
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.
Now, add the paneer and pepper with turmeric powder and salt and mix well with water.
Put a lid over the frying pan to cook for 8-9 mins in medium flame.Add the sugar and mix them well.
Ready to serve hot with paratha/bread.
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