Note : Paneer is available in all Indian stores, can be made at home, too. Check here. So without any more delay................
let's check the ingredients :
Paneer : 1 and 1/2 cup (cut in 1" cube like pieces)
Green Capsicum/bell pepper : 1 (deseed and cut into big chunks)
Onion : 1(medium-cut into big chunks)
Tomato Puree : 2/3 cup
Ginger-garlic paste : 1 tblsp.
Green Chilli : 1 (chopped)
Turmeric powder : 2 tsp.
Cumin powder : 1 tsp.
Coriander powder : 1 tsp.
Red chilli powder : 1 tsp. or to taste
Kasuri Methi : 1 tsp.
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Salt to taste
Oil : 3-4 tblsp.
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
- Heat 2 tblsp. Oil in a pan, shallow fry the paneer cubes until light brown on both sides. Take out from the pan and drop them in a bowl of hot water for 10-15 minutes. This will keep them soft.
- In the same pan, heat rest of the oil, add sliced onions and a pinch of sugar and saute till onions turn transculent. Add bell peppers and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add gren chillies and ginger-garlic paste, saute again for a minute or two in low flame.
- Then add powdered spices, dissolving them together in 4 tblsp. of water. Mix well with onion-ginger-garlic paste. Fry the masala paste for 2-3 minutes until oil seperates and coats onions and peppers nicely.
- Add tomato puree, kasuri methi and paneer cubes. Mix well everything. you can add little water(1/2 a cup), depending on how much gravy you want. Add salt to taste. Cover the lid and simmer for 8-10 minutes until peppers are cooked and paneer cubes softens and there should be enough gravy left to coat paneer and peppers well. Note: it's a dry gravy dish.
- Check the seasoning and serve garnishing with fresh coriander leaves. Enjoy with hot chapati, paratha or any Indian flat bread, even with rice.
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