Paneer Pepper Masala

I’m going to cut to the chase today..its a Paneer Pepper Masala that I have to share today. My mom made it on our recent trip home( Kochi). What do I say..It was lovely…as are most of my moms dishes…

Paneer Pepper Masala

Paneer Pepper Masala

Paneer( Cottage cheese) -200 gms, cubed. fried in oil and marinated in 1/4 cup curds for 10 min.
Cashew Paste – tbsp
Spinach Cooked and Ground to a paste -1/4 cup
Raw coriander and Mint Paste- 2 tbsp
Yellow or Green Capsicum – 1 chopped
Ginger paste – 1 tsp
Garlic paste – 1 tsp
Green Chillies – 2 chopped
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tsp
Freshly ground pepper – 1 tsp
Garam masala powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Tomato puree – 1/2 cup
Onion – 2 chopped
Fresh cream – 2 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1 tsp
Oil- 2 tbsp

Heat oil. Add onion , ginger and garlic paste. Fry well.

Add the tomato puree and green chillies and cook for a while.

Add all the dry powders, salt with the marinated paneer, spinach paste, coriander mint paste, cashew paste and half a cup of water.

Cook till it is ready ( 5 minutes)

Add crushed pepper powder, lemon juice and cream.

Serve hot with rotis or rice.

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  1. Looks very rich and creamy.wonderful click.

  2. wow – this looks delicious. What a lovely and varied blog.

  3. looks yummy..and I love the addition of spinach..makes it a totally different dish

  4. So many great flavors in it! I love the slice of onion on the top, looks appeitizng!

  5. Given my somewhat limited experience cooking vegetarian Indian dishes, I have a question for ya. You fry the paneer cubes and then marinate them in yogurt? Most of my meat based recipes marinate in yogurt before but I’d be intrigued to marinate after (if that’s indeed what I’m supposed to do) 🙂

    • s

       /  June 25, 2010

      Yes i do usually fry them( though not this time) but I do tend to like the flavor of paneer when lightly fried.

  6. Hey Sheba..
    I am very much impressed with ur blog…I love the way u present things here and describe about it…

    Lovely space in here..n awesome writing
    gr8 going…


  7. Valarmathi

     /  June 22, 2010

    Pepper Paneer looks absolutely yummy.

  8. Mom’s are the best cooks! This looks completely delicious! So rich and creamy.

  9. The masala instantly got me hungry,love the spicy fresh peppers 😀

    • s

       /  June 22, 2010

      Thankyou Yasmeen, valarmathi..and Reeni yes Moms are definitely the best. Nothing beats their dishes..

  10. Paneer masala looks so delicious, a must try!

  11. Looks so creamy and yummy!!!

  12. Paneer masala looks so good, must be delicious with naan.
    Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your most valuable comments.

  13. Hi Sheba!Your Mom’s food does look great! I love spiced dishes like this-it looks so rich and delicious.

  14. preeti

     /  June 21, 2010

    Lovely paneer curry! Looks delicious!

  15. I never cooked paneer masala before though I confess I have a weakness for Indian food 🙂

  16. Paneer looks so creamy and yummy!

  17. i am now so totally addicted to panner..ur dish looks lovely.

  18. Yummy looking gravy. Lovely color. YUM!….

  19. very nice flavour combinations sheba! looks delicious!

  20. looks so delicious and creamy..yummmyy

  21. Gouri Guha

     /  June 19, 2010

    This is a lovely dish…looks rich, creamy and so appetising…

  22. Wow that pepper paneer looks quite delicious, as so many of the dishes you post! Now I’m craving something creamy and spicy all at once 🙂

  23. That’s a nice idea and looks yummy…nice pics

  24. Hi there love this and great gravy thanks.

  25. Sheba,
    Thank a lot for dropping by and leaving encouraging comment.Keep in touch dear… So happy to be here. Your Tomato dosa recipe is too good. I’ve never tried tomato dosa. Will do so now. Ras malai click is tempting me a lot. Will come here often for more such yummy recipes.
    Hamaree Rasoi

  26. Woww delicious masala, goes awesome with rotis for the sure..

  27. incidentalcooksuman

     /  June 18, 2010

    rich and delicious looking paneer masala..thanks for sharing this!

  28. this is really good. u have made a nice paneer spicy dish..pepper chicken is our favorite this one soundds interesting and delicious

  29. Looks creamy and delicious dear, quite different from the usual one….

  30. The paneer must have tasted heavenly with a long list of spices!

  31. Thanks for stopping by. You have a nice space here too. This paneer masala looks so yumm 🙂

  32. Good to see you back after a long time. the paneer looks scrumptious. both of us like paneer in creamy gravy based dishes and this one fits the bill perfectly.

  33. When I first tried paneer in India, I couldn’t believe that cheese was so popular in such a hot country. Looking back, I was very new to foreign food; it all seems so normal now.

  34. This recipe is very interesting. Coriander and mit paste with spinach???. I would love to try it.

  35. I am glad to hear tha tyou enjoyed he pasta.
    The pepper paneer looks really creamy yummy.


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