29 June 2010

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Paneer capsicum stir fry recipe - Paneer shimla mirch sabzi

Paneer capsicum stir fry recipe - This is a healthy protein rich dish. It is very easy, quick and simple to cook. Protein is essential in building muscles, restoring and replacing tissues and maintaining a healthy and hormonal system. Milk is an excellent source of Protein. The best way to take milk is in its soured form, which is yogurt and cottage cheese or paneer.

Paneer  Capsicum Stir Fry Recipe
Prep time : 10 mins
Cook time : 15 mins
Total time : 25 mins
Recipe type : Side Dish
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : Serves 2
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

Ingredients 
  • 1 cup paneer cubes
  • 2 large sized onions
  • 2 capsicums
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 -5 curry leaves
  • 2-3 broken dry red chillies
  • ¼ tsp ginger paste
  • ¼ tsp garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼  tsp cumin seeds powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • few coriander leaves
  • Oil as required
  • Salt to taste
Method
  1. Wash the capsicums, cut and remove the rind and seeds. Chop them into small pieces. 
  2. Wash the tomatoes, cut into long strips and remove the seeds.
  3. Cut the paneer into cubes and chop the onions into small pieces.
  4. Heat the oil in a pan, add dry red chilies and curry leaves. 
  5. When they crackle nicely, add chopped onions  and  saute for a minute. Now add the other ingredients except paneer and  saute for a minute.
  6. Cover the pan with lid and cook till the tomatoes become soft. Stir in between.
  7. When the tomatoes become soft,  add paneer cubes and salt and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Cook covered on ow flame till the capsicums become soft.
  9. If it  is too dry, sprinkle a very small amount of water over the paneer.
  10. When done, turn off the flame. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 
  11. Serve hot with chapathi or roti.