Bell Pepper and Paneer Curry Recipe | Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes

Bell Pepper and Paneer go really well together especially in this simple and tasty Curry recipe. I added mushrooms in this dish for an extra bite and the results are quite good. This quick curry dish will make your weekend dinner easier.


400 gms Paneer
2-3 tbsp Oil for cooking
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 small chopped onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
1/2 to 1 tsp curry powder
1 can of tomato sauce
1 can of water ( adjust as per need)
salt per taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric
2 cups chopped bell peppers
1 dried red chilli
1 cup mushrooms
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves ( kasoori methi)
4-5 stalks of cilantro chopped ( for garnish)


1. Heat oil in a wok and add cumin, fennel seeds and dried red chilli.
2. Add Onions and minced garlic. Saute onions.
3. Add bell peppers and mushrooms. Mix well and saute.
4. Add salt, turmeric and red chilli powder.
5. Add Paneer. Mix well. Add tomato sauce. Add water.
6. Add curry powder. Cover and cook for few more mins.
7. Finish off by adding garam masala, dried fenugreek leaves and cilantro leaves. Serve over rice.


Dhabha Style Shahi Paneer Recipe

Watch and learn how Shahi Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese Gravy) is made at dhabas – Roadside Cafes. Its fascinating to watch food getting cooked in commercial kitchens. We were visiting India a few months ago from here in Calgary, Canada and had an opportunity to travel throughout our native land and observe various Dhabhawalas create magical mouth licking dishes so we captured few of those moments with our camera to share with our audience.

Heres how I make Paneer dishes in my home kitchen:

1. Mushroom Paneer Masala
2. Kadai Paneer
3. Paneer Butter Masala
4. Matar Paneer Recipe
5. Paneer Lababdar Recipe

Easy stuffed Capsicum Recipe (Paneer Stuffed Peppers Recipe)

Presenting to you Super yum and fairly healthy, full of flavour Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe which is easy to prepare and it goes well with all sorts of dinners as a side or serve it on its own with Roti and Lentils curry.

Ingredients/ Method

200 gms Paneer ( Indian Cottage Cheese)
5-6 small bell peppers
Salt Per taste
1 cup of coleslaw ( chopped/shredded cabbage/Carrot)
2 tbsp grated ginger
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 tsp Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
1/2 tsp red chilli powder ( or Paprika)
1 tsp roasted cumin Powder
1 tsp Amchur ( Mango Powder)
Handful of chopped Cilantro Leaves
1/2 tsp crushed Dried Fenugreek Leaves ( Kasoori Methi)
2-4 tbsp of Oil for cooking

Wash and Cut Bell Peppers either into 2 halves or hollow them out by removing the tail end.
Prepare the stuffing by combining spices with paneer and slaw. Mix well and then saute in a pan for 3-4 mins.
Next fill the stuffing in the peppers and pan-fry peppers until they are charred/wilted or golden brown marks appear.
Enjoy with Roti, Parantha or Naan.

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How to make Paneer Lababdaar? Cottage cheese in creamy Indian tomato curry (Recipe)

Paneer Lababdaar

Paneer Lababdaar is a mouth watering creamy tomato curry which goes well with Roti, Naan or rice. It can be served as a main course for lunch or dinner. Great dish to prepare if you want to serve something special to guests.

Ingredients/ Method

400 gms Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
12-15 Cashews
1 tbsp Sesame Seeds
2-3 tbsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 small cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 large or 2 small chopped onions
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp salt
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
4 med size tomatoes
1 tsp dried fenugreek leaves (Kasoori methi)
1/2 tsp black pepper pwd
1 cup water
1/2 cup cream/ evaporated milk/ half and half etc
1 tsp garam masala
3-4 sprigs of cilantro leaves for garnish

1. Soak cashews in water for 15-20 mins and dry roast sesame seeds. Then combine two in the blender along with 2-3 tbsp water to have a smooth paste. Set this paste aside.
2. In a wok/pan, add 2 tbsp oil. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, cinnamon stick, bay leaf. fry for 30 secs and add onions, ginger-garlic paste, salt, red chilli pwd and turmeric. Fry for 2-3 mins until onions are no longer raw and start becoming translucent.
3. Add tomato puree and cashew-sesame paste. stir well and let cook until tomatoes are reduced in volume to almost half.
4. Add black pepper pwd, Kasoori methi and mix well. Add paneer and let it combine with all the flavors. Add 1 cup water. Simmer gently for 2-3 mins.
5. Add cream. Add garam masala. Mix well. Garnish with cilantro leaves and serve hot with roti or rice.


How to make Achari Paneer?

Paneer (I.e. Indian Cottage Cheese) is quite a versatile ingredient. It is being used in this simple vegetarian dish called Achari Paneer which is quick, easy and so flavorful.

340 gm Paneer
1 cup chopped onion
1 tomato
2 inch piece of Ginger- Julienned
1 green chilli
Salt per taste (We recommend 1/2 tsp)
1/2 tsp Turmeric
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Mustard Seeds
1/2 tsp Fennel seeds
1/2 tsp Nigella Seeds (Onion seeds- Kalonji)
1/4 tsp Fenugreek seeds- Methre
3-4 stalks of cilantro leaves for garnish
2-3 tbsp oil for cooking

1. Heat oil in a pan. Add all the seeds. Give them about a min.
2. Add Onions, ginger and green chilli. Add salt and Turmeric
3. Fry for 2-3 mins until onions start turning golden brown.
4. Add tomatoes and paneer. Mix well and cook further for 2-3 mins.
5. Once tomatoes are tender, add garam masala and garnish with cilantro/coriander leaves.
Serve hot with Roti, Paratha, Naan or as a side dish with rice.

If you like Paneer, then do try some our other amazing Paneer Recipes too.

How to make Restaurant style Kadhai Paneer at home?

Kadhai Paneer

Want  to make easy and delicious Kadhai Paneer(Karahi Paneer) at home, just the way it is made in the restaurants? Try this recipe of Kadhai Paneer. Full of flavour cooked in various Indian spices, this Paneer dish tastes best with Paratha, roti, naan or other flatbreads.

340 gms Paneer
3 tomatoes
1 small onion
1/2 cup Bell peppers/Capsicum (Red, green, yellow etc)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 cloves of garlic
2 inch piech of ginger
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp Paprika
1 green chilli
2 -3 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp Fenugreek leaves
1/4 tsp Garam Masala

1. Fry Paneer cubes until golden brown. Take them out of wok and set aside.
2. In the same oil, add cumin seeds and fry onions, ginger-garlic and green chillies along with salt, paprika and turmeric.
3. Add Peppers and Saute for 2 mins.
4. Add tomato puree and cook further for 7-8 mins.
5. Add Paneer pieces and coat them well with masala.
6. Add fenugreek leaves and garam masala.
Serve hot with roti or naan. 

If you like Paneer, then also try some of our other Paneer recipes like Palak Paneer, Paneer Paratha, Paneer Pakora etc.

The Royal Wedding Menu

Everyone has been talking about Royal Wedding for weeks now and I have been curious to know the menu of this royal wedding 🙂

Well, the royal wedding menu has been revealed and I am surprised to see that Indian food is not on the list (except for a fruit chutney) considering the fact that Indian cuisine is really really popular in U.K. Ok, I agree that royal wedding guests didn’t want curry breath but what about some royal dishes like butter chicken, naan, shahi paneer or perhaps palak paneer.

It was all canapés and light fare at the Queen’s lunchtime wedding reception at Buckingham Palace following the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (now Duchess Catherine) at Westminster Abbey earlier today. Here’s just a sampling of the wide range of canapés on the menu:

•Cornish Crab Salad on Lemon Blini
•Scottish Smoked Salmon Rose on Beetroot Blini
•Pressed Duck Terrine with Fruit Chutney
•Miniature Watercress and Asparagus Tart
•Quail Eggs with Celery Salt
•Miniature Yorkshire Pudding with Roast Fillet of Beef and Horseradish Mousse
•Assortment of Palmiers and Cheese Straws

The royal wedding spread also included Pol Roger NV Brut Reserve champagne and sumptuous desserts like blood orange pate de fruit, raspberry financiers, dark chocolate ganache truffles, and rhubarb crème brulee tartlets – but smart royal wedding party guests saved room for cake. The official royal wedding cake was an eight-tier fruitcake designed by luxury baker Fiona Cairns, constructed from 17 individual fruitcakes and decorated with white icing and 900 individually iced flowers representing 17 individual meanings from the white rose (national symbol of England) to ivy (symbolizing wedded bliss).

But who could deny Prince Wills his favorite Royal family recipe chocolate biscuit cake on his big day? Catering to the Prince’s request, an additional chocolate biscuit cake by McVitie’s Cake Company was also served.

Oh, well 650 royal guests might have missed on delicious Indian food but you don’t have to miss out on all those delicacies. Check out my favourite Royal dish : Shahi Paneer