Paneer and Capsicum ~ Stirfried in Spices

A simple yet flavorful and tasty side dish for chapathis or Phulkas.




Ingredients:

Capsicum - 3 small (all 3 colors- red, yellow and green)
Paneer- 200g
Tomato- 1 big
Ginger-garlic-greenchilli paste- 1tsp
Coriander powder - 1tsp
Kasurimethi (Fenugreek leaf powder) - 1tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Salt-as needed
Sugar a big pinch
Oil - 3tbsp
Hotwater - 1bowl (to soak friend paneer)


Method:
1. Clean and cut capsicum into bite size pieces. Cut paneer also into cubes. Deseed tomatoes and cut them into cubes. Keep them separately.
2. Grind ginger-garlic-green chilly to make paste. Keep it aside


3. Measure all other ingredients and keep them ready.
4. Heat oil and fry paneer till they turn golden brown. Put them in hot water just after frying.
(Paneer will remain soft if they are allowed to sit in hot water for 5-10 mins.)
5. To the same hot oil, continue adding ginger-garlic-green chilli paste, coriander powder, and chilli powder, turmeric powder. Stir well to mix them.
6. Add capsicum and fry till they are soft yet crunchy. Add in tomatoes and continue to fry. Crush kasurimethi over the mixture and stir well. When you see the tomato skin peeling away, add paneer  salt and sugar. Mix well and continue to cook for next 3~4 mins.
7. Taste the vegetable and check before you remove it to a serving dish. Serve hot with chapathis or Phulkas.

Another look before you leave...........



A special thanks to my collagues who took the pictures and sampled it too :)


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