|Paneer Capsicum Masala|
Cubed Paneer /Indian cottage cheese - 1 & 1/2 cups
( Heat 1 tsp butter in a pan add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder add the paneer cubes and fry till its light brown on all sides.Keep it aside)
Coloured bell peppers/Capsicum cubes - 2 cups
Kashmiri red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder - 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Jeera / Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Crushed kastoori methi - 1 tsp
Fresh cream - 1/4 cup
( As my daughter likes cream i added a bit more)
Ingredients ground to a paste
Onion - 1/2 cup
Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp together
Cardamom - 5
( Take a mixi jar add above ingredients and grind to a fine paste,do not add water while grinding)
Butter - 1 tbsp
Oil - 2 tbsp
( add more if needed)
Bay leaf - 1
Cinnamon stick - 1 medium size
Jeera - 1 tsp
Red chillies - 2
Heat oil and butter in a pan temper it with bay leaf,red chillies,jeera and cinnamon.
Now add the ground onion paste saute for few minutes,add the salt and turmeric powder,saute till oil separated the masala and raw smell has disappeared.
Add coriander powder,red chilly powder and garam masala cook till everything is well combined and no raw smell.
Add the coloured cubed capsicum and fry in low flame for a minute then add the fried paneer cubes and gently give a mix.Pour some water mix it well and cook in low flame for 2 to 3 minutes.
Lastly add sugar,cumin powder and kastoori methi and switch off the stove.
Now pour the cream and mix well.Do not cook after cream is added.
Serve hot with Jeera rice or Roti.
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