Thursday, December 04, 2008

Paneer Capsicum

The inspiration for this dish came from a paneer tikka recipe that I have used previously. It is pretty simple to make if you have the mint chutney. I usually buy it frozen and use and it comes out really well. Good to ear with hot rotis.

  1. Slab of paneer cut into cubes
  2. Mint chutney - 1 cup
  3. Yogurt - 1cup
  4. Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  5. Garlic paste - 1tsp
  6. Tandoori Masala - 1 tsp
  7. Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Salt
  9. Capsicum - 2/3 chopped
  10. Oil - 1tbsp
  11. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  12. Jeera - 1tsp
  13. Haldi - 1/4th tsp
  14. Curry leaves - 8
  15. Green Chillies - 4 slit lengthwise
  1. Mix the yogurt, mint chutney, tandoori masala, ginger paste, garlic paste, chilli powder and salt and marinate the paneer cubes in it for a couple of hours in the refrigerator. Overnight is even better.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add murtard seeds, jeera, turmeric and let it sputter.
  3. Add the green chillies and curry leaves and sautee for some time.
  4. Add the marinated paneer cubes after draining away the liquid and stir fry until they brown around the edges. Save the marinade.
  5. Add the capsicum and stir until they are a little cook. They do not need to be soft and fully cooked so that there is some crunch to the dish.
  6. Add the left over marinade and cook on high heat for 2 mins and turn off the gas. Enjoy with rotis or just by itself. Trust me its yummy!

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