Paneer capsicum curry

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. 


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!

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