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May 23, 2011

Capsicum Paneer Masala

    This masala recipe is a quick recipe...ready in few minutes...this is one of my experiments which came out very well. Anything with paneer..result will be soo good..we had it with chapathi..My kids loved it a lot,
so try this for your kids too...

  1. Paneer   8 oz pack(cubed)
  2. Capsicum/Bell pepper  1 large (diced)i used green bell pepper
  3. Ginger   2 tsp(finely chopped)
  4. Garlic   3-4 cloves(finely chopped)
  5. Onion   1 large(finely chopped)
  6. Tomato   1 and 1/2 medium (blend well in a mixie)
  7. Green chilli   1 no.(finely chopped)
  8. Turmeric powder   1/4 tsp
  9. Chilli powder   1 tsp
  10. Coriander powder   1 tsp
  11. Garam masala   1/2 tsp
  12. Kasuri methi/Dried methi leaves   2 tbsp
  13. Cilantro   few (finely chopped)
  14. salt   to taste
To temper
  1. Oil    1 Tbsp + 1 tsp
  2. Cumin seeds   1/2 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds   1/2 tsp
  4. Clove   2 no.s
  5. Cinnamon  1" stick
  6. Bay leaf   1 small piece
  • Heat tsp of oil in a pan and stir fry the diced capsicum lightly and keep aside.
  • Cut the paneer to your desired shape & size and soak it in warm water till use.
  • Heat oil a wok/pan, add the tempering ingredients and wait till splutter and fry lightly.
  • Then add finely chopped ginger,garlic stir well and add green chillies,onions and saute till onion turns translucent.
  • Then add the tomato paste and saute till the moisture drains and oil shows on top and throw all the dry powder and stir well.
  • Add enough salt and 3/4 cup of water(or more to your desired consistency) mix well and close it with a lid and wait till it boils...when it starts boiling add the kasuri methi mix well and cook covered for a minute.
  • Then add the fried capsicum and soaked n drained paneer to the gravy and mix everything gently and again cook covered for 1-2 minutes.
  • Lastly add some chopped cilantro and turn of the stove.
  • Yummy and delicious capsicum paneer masala is now ready to serve.

Tips:  You can also add finely chopped tomato or tomato puree...
If you want ,can add some cream at the end to make it even more tastier n rich.
Try this with any veggies of your choice.
You can also use orange, red or yellow colored capsicum also


  1. Thank u reshmi for ur super fast comment :)

  2. Yummy..i like paneer n capsicum combo..great with chapathis..

  3. Love Paneer in any Form :) Nice Gravy!!

  4. drools drools and more drools!

  5. Looks yummy and delicious recipe.I like paneer recipes,this is great combo.

  6. I love capscicum and I love paneer too, so this should be my favourite sabji,would love to have them with garam rotis.

  7. Yummy and inviting recipe... Would be great with chapathis / naans...

  8. Wow! The masala is very flavourful and tempting!

  9. that's a very lovely combo. yummy.

  10. I love Paneer dishes. This one is different. Tempting me a lot.

  11. Wat a beautiful,flavourful and delicious masala, would love to have with some rotis..yumm!

  12. I love paneer dish..looks wonderful!!

  13. I love paneer in all forms, yours look mouth watering.

  14. Thank you all for your great visit again....

  15. hmmmmm.....looks soo yummy...
    i love this paratha... :)


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