Feb 22, 2010

Simla Mirch Paneer / Cottage cheese in a bellpepper curry

This is yet another dish I made in the process of cleaning out our refrigerator before our move. I admit I hoard things in my fridge and freezer and I am glad I finished almost all the ingredients without having to throw away any. I was out of tomatoes and I had some paneer and red bell peppers to finish. I found this recipe on googling and we had this smooth, decadent and vibrant curry with some frozen parottas. It was an instant hit and I will be definitely making this again. It is a very simple curry with very few ingredients and can be made in a jiffy. Can be served in parties as well.

Ingredients
Paneer (cubed)- 2 cups
Red Bell Pepper/Capsicum - 1
Cashews - 1/3 cup
Green chillies - 4
Cardamom - 2 pods
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander leaves - for garnish
Directions
Cut the red bell pepper into 1 inch pieces. Also cube the paneer. You could fry the paneer in a little oil until golden brown. this step is optional though.
In a saucepan, boil one cup of water. Add the cashews, cardamom pods, bell pepper and chillies to it. Bring it to a boil and cover and simmer for about 5 to 6 minutes until the bell peppers turn tender and gets cooked.
Allow the entire mixture to cool and puree it using a mixie or hand blender. Bring it back to the saucepan on medium heat. Add the salt, red chilli powder and the sliced paneer cubes. Simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes until the paneer absorbs the gravy.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve warm with some parathas, rotis or chapatis.

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40 comments:

  1. looks so beautiful & rich divya...i love this combo and i too posted a stir fry using these 2 vegetables....

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  2. Yumm and what i love is that sauce. Slurp ;-)

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  3. Like the red-pepper sauce, paneer looks good in that.

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  4. paneer is my all time fav.. without tomatoes..very innovative.. gr8.. thanks for sharing

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  5. Its look very fancy..ekdum restaurant style..n looks like quickie meal to fix..

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  6. Thats a vibrant and delicious gravy...lovely paneer dish prefect with rotis..

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  7. looks beautiful, like just out of a magazine :)

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  8. Beautiful colour of gravy ,nice simple nad easy dish.

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  9. panneer n bell peppers - two of my favs in one go...
    cool recipe divya

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  10. This looks delicious, never seen a bell pepper puree in a gravy. Have to try this now!

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  11. looks very simple and delicious..love the color maybe i should try tis for my son's b'day

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  12. The color is awesome, love the curry!

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  13. Very rich curry Divya....this combo of red bell peppers with paneer sounds good :)

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  14. Different version curry ! Awesome color and perfect for rotis:)

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  15. love the combo..one of my favorites..nice colored gravy..really delicious.

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  16. This sure looks royal with all cashews !

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  17. this looks awesome .. loved the recipe Divya

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  18. Beautiful clicks dear...Really so tempting...

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  19. This is colourful and rich Nice twist

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  20. looks delicious and love the color of the curry!

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  21. Wow Divya...The Paneer rocks here...wonderfully presented and the click defnitely is tempting to my taste buds :)

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  22. Aaaah, thank you. I've been looking for inspiring ideas for tomato / yoghurt free gravies.

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  23. Divya - looks gorgeous! I have to make a paneer dish for a potluck - you are giving me a good idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. Paneer and peppers are a great combo!!! The curry looks very yummy and rich!!!

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  25. Div..the paneer looks so so delicious..got to try this one,being a paneer lover myself:)

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  26. wow, what a rich looking gravy and panner swimming in them makes my mouth water.

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  27. This looks SO SO good! I found your blog on the Cookery Corner blog, now you both are in my favorites. Maybe one day I'll be inspired to try it myself :-)

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  28. Paneer and capsicum yum combo, looks rich and creamy!

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  29. heyy Divya - I just noticed this. Thanks for trying this out from my blog and glad you liked it too :) Linking back to this post from the recipe post!

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  30. This recipe is delicious, I used to eat it in my grandma's house it's spicy and looks very well but the best thing is when you eat it.

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  31. How do u get the orange color for this recipe. Nothing in the . I made but its kind of green in color. Thx

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