Monday, August 20, 2012

Capsicum Paneer



Paneer sabzi - light and really tasty.
Tired of having  paneer recipes full of tomatoes, cashew paste,cream etc. I decided to make something that would be light on stomach but yummy. Suddenly I remembered having capsicum with paneer at a frinends place. Voila , , I decided to give it a shot. Lucky me, I found a few capsicum languishing in the fridge. So here is my :
Capsicum Paneer,  yummy and healthy.
Very little oil is used in this recipe.




Ingredients:
Oil.  1 tbsp 
Mustard seeds.    
1/2 tsp.
Fennel seeds.        
1/4 tsp.
Onion.
1 no.finely chopped.
Garlic.     
1 /2 tsp crushed.
Ginger paste.         
1/2tsp.
Red chilly pd.         
1/2 tsp
Turmeric pd.           
1/4tsp.
Coriander pd.         
1tsp.
Fennel pd.
1/2tsp.
Garam masala pd. 
1/4tsp.
Capsicum.
350 gms. cubed
Paneer.
300 gms. cubed
Tomatoes.
3no. grated.
Coriander leaves.    
1tbsp chopped.
Salt.       
to taste.

Method  :

1 .Heat oil, crackle mustard seeds,fennel  seeds. 
2. Add  chopped onion and crushed garlic. Sauté till onions are soft and light brown. 
3. Add red chilly pd, turmeric pd. , coriander  pd., salt to taste.Stir and add capsicum. Cover and cook till half done.  
4. Add tomatoes and ginger paste. Cook for 5min.
5.  Now add cubed Paneer . Cook till oil separates and it is dry. 
6.Add  fennel powder,  garam masala pd. Mix well and remove from fire. 
7. Garnish with coriander leaves.
8. Serve hot.

Tip : To add more color to it, you can add half a yellow capsicum cubed