Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Paneer Do-Pyaaza

Who does not love paneer? Ever since I returned home, I have been making a lot of paneer dishes, because back in Jeddah, the paneer that was available in stores or in resturaunts, was very tough. Once I found an Indian brand of frozen paneer and I stocked up for the whole month!! Inspite of me making so many paneer dishes, I realize that I have not posted any here. Let me start with this one....Paneer Do-Pyaaza
Paneer cubes (Cottage Cheese): 200 gms
Green Cardamom: 2
Cumin Seeds (jeera): 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder (haldi): a pinch
Red Chilli powder: a pinch
Capsicum diced: 2
Onions diced: 2 large
Tomatoes diced: 2
Garam Masala: 1 tsp
Salt: to taste
Corriander leaves
Lemon Juice: of half a lemon


  • Heat oil in a pan and add cardamoms and cumin seeds.
  • When they crackle, add the turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Saute for about 30 secs.
  • Add the capsicum and onion, and stir fry for a few minutes.
  • Then add the tomatoes. Cover and cook on medium flame till tomatoes are a bit cooked. 
  • Next, add the paneer and mix well.
  • Add the garam masala and the salt and cook well.
  • Garnish with lemon juice and Corriander leaves.