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shimla mirch paneer
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shimla mirch paneer | paneer shimla mirch ki sabji | paneer capsicum sabzi

easy shimla mirch paneer | paneer shimla mirch ki sabji | paneer capsicum sabzi
Course curry
Cuisine punjabi
Keyword shimla mirch paneer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 3 Servings
Author HEBBARS KITCHEN

Ingredients

for sauting:

for onion tomato puree:

  • ½ tsp cumin / jeera
  • 3 pod cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • ½ inch cinnamon
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 2 clove garlic crushed
  • 2 tomato sliced

for curry:

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¾ tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp curd / yogurt whisked
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 tbsp coriander finely chopped
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi crushed

Instructions

preparation:

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 2 tbsp oil and roast 16 cubes paneer.
  • roast until the paneer turns golden brown. keep aside.
  • in the same oil, add ½ capsicum, ½ onion and saute on high flame.
  • once they slightly shrink, keep the onions and capsicum aside.
  • with the remaining oil add ½ tsp cumin, 3 pod cardamom, 4 cloves and ½ inch cinnamon.
  • saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic.
  • further add 1 onion, 1 inch ginger and 2 clove garlic.
  • saute until onions shrink and softens.
  • now add 2 tomato and saute until tomatoes soften and turn mushy.
  • cool completely and transfer to the blender.
  • blend to smooth paste adding water if required.
  • filter the puree making sure to have a smooth silky puree. keep aside.

shimla mirch paneer:

  • firstly, in a large kadai heat 1 tbsp butter and saute 1 bay leaf, ½ tsp turmeric, ¾ tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder and ¼ tsp cumin powder.
  • saute until the spices turn aromatic.
  • now add in prepared onion tomato puree, 1 tsp salt and mix well.
  • cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the puree thickens.
  • further, add 2 tbsp curd and mix well until everything is well combined.
  • stir and cook until the oil is separated from sides.
  • add in ¾ cup water and mix well adjusting consistency as required.
  • now add in fried paneer, capsicum and onion. mix well.
  • cover and simmer for 3 minutes or until the flavours are absorbed well.
  • additionally, add 2 tbsp coriander and 1 tsp kasuri methi. mix well.
  • finally, enjoy shimla mirch paneer with phulka or naan.