Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Ingredients :-
Paneer Cubes- 100 gms
Capcicum - 1 no. large (cut in cubes)
Yogurt (Curd) - 1/2 cup

Posto(Poppy seeds) (1 tsp), Char magaz(Mixed Melon seeds) (1 tsp), Cashew nuts (6-8 pcs), Ginger(1 inch), Green chillies(3 nos.) - Soak posto, char magaz, cashew nuts in water for 20 minutes and make a fine paste of above.

Roasted Cumin- Mustard seeds powder - 2 tsp
Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Kasoori Methi - 1 tsp
Garam masala Powder - 1/4 tsp
Slit Green Chillies - 2 nos.
Sugar - 1 tsp
Crushed Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Mustard Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste

Method :-
Beat the curd in a bowl, add roasted cumin-mustard seeds powder, poppy-char magaz-cashew nuts-ginger-green chillies paste, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, kasoori methi, sugar, pepper powder, garam masala powder and mix well. Add Paneer and capcicum cubes to the mixture and marinate it for 20 minutes in refrigerator. Add mustard oil over it. Add salt as per your taste and mix well. Take an aluminium dish, transfer the mixture to it. Add 1/2 cup water to the mixture if your gravy is very thick (optional). Place the bowl in a steamer or pressure cooker with 1 cup water. Cover the bowl tightly with a lid and place it on gas for 5-10 minutes. 

If you steam it in pressure cooker, then don't use the whistle. Just place the cooker on medium flame without whistle. Switch off the flame and let it on gas for more 5-8 minutes standing time. Serve hot steamed Paneer with pulao, biriyani, roti or naan. Enjoy the healthy n delicious dish with your family, relatives n friends !!!

Note:- You can also prepare it in a pan/kadhai, just transfer the uncooked paneer gravy to the pan, cover with a lid and cook on low flame for about 10-15 mins. 


  1. Tried it tonight, it was easy and delicious though capsicum remained pretty raw and crisp. Planning to try nxt time with Tomato. Thanx for the awesome recipe :)