Paneer capsicum curry is one of the most delicious paneer dish, which is a classic and an all-time favorite dish of the North Indian Cuisine. A perfect dish for naan, phulka’s, kulcha, fried rice, and also to serve as a side dish for rice varieties pulao, biryani, jeera rice, or peas pulao.
Paneer – 200 gms
Paste – 1
To fry and blend –
Onion – 3 medium chopped
Tomato – 3 medium chopped
Garlic – 5 or 6 pods
Ginger – 1/2 inch
Fennel – 1/2 tsp
Cloves – 3 no’s
Cinnamon – 1 small piece
For Paste – 2
Cashew nut – 8 no’s
Poppy seeds – 1 tsp
Pumpkin seeds – 2 tsp
Other ingredients –
Butter/ghee – 2 tbs
Bay leaf – 1
Shah jeera – 1/4 tsp
Onion – 1 medium chopped (optional)
Capsicum – 1 medium chopped
Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
Kasuri methi – 1 tsp crushed
Coriander – 1 small bunch chopped
Cut Paneer into small pieces, fry it with little ghee or butter or with oil until it turns to light brown or boil chopped paneer in 1/2 cup of water for 5 to 6 mins and keep ready.
Soak cashew nut, poppy seeds, pumpkin seeds in hot water for 15 min.
Heat a pan with oil, when it is hot fry chopped onion, tomatoes, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves, fennel until onion and tomatoes become soft. remove from the flame, allow it to cool.
Once cooled blend it to a paste and keep ready,
Blend soaked cashew nut, poppy seeds, and pumpkin seeds to a paste and keep ready.
Heat a Kadai with oil/ghee/butter, when it is hot add shah jeera and a bay leaf, allow it to splutter, saute
Now add chopped capsicum, saute for few mins,
Now add coriander, chilly powder, turmeric, saute for few mins take care not to burn or over roast, saute on a low flame.
Now add paste – 1, saute until oil separates to the edges,
Now add paste -2, stir bring it to boil
Now add paneer, stir bring it to boil on a medium flame for 5 mins.
Add crushed Kasuri methi, 1/2 tsp of Garam masala powder, mix with the curry, cook covered for 2 mins
Finally, add chopped coriander. Turn off the flame.
Serve hot with Capati, roti, or pooris.
Paneer capsicum curry is ready to Enjoy!