Paneer capsicum curry

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Preparation Time : 30 mins Cooking Time : 20 mins Serves : 4

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. 

Ingredients:

Paneer – 200 gms

Paste – 1

To fry and blend –

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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

 

 

Method:

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.

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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

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Now add chopped capsicum, saute for few mins,

 

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Now add coriander, chilly powder, turmeric, saute for few mins take care not to burn or over roast, saute on a low flame.

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Now add paste – 1, saute until oil separates to the edges,

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Now add paste -2, stir  bring it to boil

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Now add paneer, stir bring it to boil on a medium flame for 5 mins.

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Add crushed Kasuri methi, 1/2 tsp of Garam masala powder, mix with the curry, cook covered for 2 mins

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Finally, add chopped coriander. Turn off the flame.

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Serve hot with Capati, roti, or pooris.

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Paneer capsicum curry is ready to Enjoy!

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