Oct 24, 2012

Quick Paneer Curry

Quick  Paneer Curry

A tasty paneer curry, made of onion, capsicum and tomato. Goes well with rotis / pulao / ghee rice / rice … Homestyle recipe !!!

Serves: 2 - 3


1 tablespoon oil

1 onion, cubed (separate each layer)

1 well ripe tomato, cubed

1 capsicum, remove seeds and cubed

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

1/2 teaspoon coriander powder

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

1 cup (200 ml) water

 ¾ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

200 g paneer (cottage cheese), cut into desired shape and size

1 tablespoon thick fresh cream (or 3 teaspoon)

1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves


Dilute red chilli powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder in 2 tablespoon water. Keep it ready (spice mix).

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan / kadai. Add  cubed onion and fry till pink color on a medium heat.

Add tomato and capsicum. Gently fry for 2 minutes.

Add diluted spice mix and stir on a low heat for 2 – 3 minutes until the raw smell goes.

Add  1 cup (200 ml) water and salt to taste. Cover with a tight lid and cook on a medium  heat for 5 – 8 minutes . When the gravy starts boiling nicely,  add paneer pieces and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook again for another 5 -7 minutes until done / paneer well cooked. 

Open the lid and check the texture of the paneer. If it is sponge in texture, switch off the heat. Finally, add 1 tablespoon  fresh cream (do not boil again). Mix well. Sprinkle chopped coriander and consume immediately with rotis / pulao / rice.

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