Creamy cottage cheese and capsicum


Paneer is something my husband doesn’t enjoy at all. So I don’t cook dishes which has paneer as main ingredient. I do include paneer in our diet but my husband doesn’t realize that he is having paneer 😀 I mostly use grated paneer in everything especially to make him have it. This paneer recipe I am sharing today is my #OnePotMeal. When my husband doesn’t carry his lunch box, this comes to my rescue. I don’t really need Rice or any kind of bread with this paneer dish.I love bell peppers a lot, so I add good amount of those. The recipe is quite easy, a little creamy and absolutely delicious. I got this recipe from one of the food groups and shared it in my previous blog as well. Since I have made it so many times, everything has been adjusted as per my taste buds. Lets have a look at the recipe now.


200 gms paneer cubes
1 big onion, chopped in cubes
1/2 cup bell peppers (green, red and yellow), chopped in cubes
1 medium tomato, finely chopped
3 tbsp curd
3 tbsp cream
1 tsp ginger, grated
1 green chilly
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil


Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add onions. Fry in low flame for a minute. Add bell peppers, grated ginger, green chilly and saute in high flame for a minute. Make sure the bell peppers and onions doesn’t turn mushy. Once done, take out the onion and capsicum in a separate bowl.  In the same pan, heat the remaining oil, add tomatoes, salt, turmeric, red chilly powder and cook till the tomatoes turn a little mushy. In a bowl, mix and beat together cream, curd and sugar nicely. Add this to the tomato masala and cook till oil separates from the masala. Add garam masala, mix. At this stage, you can add warm water to the masala as per the consistency you want. Once done, add cooked onion-capsicum and paneer. Mix well so that everything gets coated nicely. Cook everything in low flame for 2 minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and done.

** I have made this using both fresh malai and amul fresh cream, not much of a difference. I prefer using fresh curd for this. Please adjust the use of dry masalas as per your own taste. You might need to increase the quantity of dry masalas, if you increase the gravy. I prefer it a little dry.  You can deep fry/saute paneer cubes  seperately before adding it to the gravy. I use it normally. I love adding red and yellow bell peppers, you can use just green capsicum. Skip sugar totally if you want **

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13 thoughts on “Creamy cottage cheese and capsicum”

    1. A treat to me as well Alok.. I am not a fan of paneer but absolutely love capsicums.. I do add a lot of gravy when I serve it with rice .. One of my favourite dishes ☺

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