Paneer Peas Capsicum Curry

13 Jul

Paneer Peas Capsicum Curry

Paneer (cottage cheese) in a tomato-based curry with peas and capsicum. Sumptuous enough for a feast – really easy to cook!

Paneer Peas Capsicum Curry with Dosti

You Need:

  • Paneer – 300 grams
  • Green capsicum – 1
  • Green peas – 100 grams (I used frozen peas)
  • Kasoori methi (dried fenugreek leaves) – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Salt – to taste
  • Tomato puree – 2 tablespoons
  • Garam masala – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder – 1 pinch
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Ginger-garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
  • Onion – 1
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

How To Make :

Cut capsicum and tomatoes to 2cm cubes.

Thaw green peas if using frozen; if using fresh peas, boil them till soft.

Peas, Tomatoes, Capsicum

Cut paneer into bite-sized cubes.

Paneer Cubes

Chop onions and ginger finely. Keep ginger-garlic paste ready for use.

In a kadhai, heat a tablespoon of oil. When hot, set heat to medium and add chopped onions and ginger. When the onions turn translucent, add a teaspoon of ginger-garlic paste.

Onions and Ginger Garlic Paste

Stir well and continue to cook for another minute. Add chopped tomatoes and capsicum with salt, along with the dry spices: cumin powder, coriander powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder, garam masala.

Capsicum and Tomatoes, Cooking

Stir regularly and cook for 5 minutes, or till the spices get cooked and the tomatoes are mushy. Add peas next, along with tomato puree.

Peas, Capsicum and Tomatoes, Cooking

Add a cup of water, and bring everything to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes, and finally add the paneer cubes.

Peas and Capsicum, Cooking

Add more water if you want the curry thinner. Mix gently, taking care that the soft paneer cubes do not break.

Paneer, Peas, Bell Pepper Curry

Switch off the heat after another couple of minutes. Garnish with crushed kasoori methi.

Paneer Curry with Kasoori Methi

Serve paneer peas capsicum curry hot with chapatis or parathas.

Paneer Capsicum Peas Curry

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