Unlike side dishes featuring paneer,this one is not very rich or laden with butter/oil/cream to make it tasty.Sometimes,the most simplest of recipes are the most tastiest,don't you agree?
Paneer - 200 gms,cubed
Capsicum - 1 medium,cubed
Red chilly - 1[I used the long variety-Byadge]
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1' piece
Onion - 2,chopped finely
Green chilly - 2,whole
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Coarsely powder red chilly and coriander seeds and keep aside.
Chop the paneer into bite-size cubes and saute in 1 tsp oil till golden brown on both sides.Drain from the pan and immerse in about 2 cups of boiling water and keep aside.
Sauté the capsicum in the same pan till it starts browning.Drain and keep aside.
In the same pan add the remaining 1 tsp oil and add the red chilly-coriander powder,cloves and cinnamon and sauté for a minute.
Add the onions,whole green chillies and stir till it starts becoming golden brown,then add the ginger garlic paste,red chilly powder and mix well.
Continue to sauté for two minutes, add tomato puree, salt. Cover with lid and let the puree cook.
When the tomato puree is well cooked, add the roasted paneer,roasted capsicum and mix well.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
- If you are using fresh homemade Paneer,you can add it straight to the curry.No need to roast or soak it in hot water.