PANEER MAKHNI IN GRILLED RED BELL PEPPER CUPS

It is celebration time for me as I have completed my first year on a food group. My passion for cooking has become more intense and interesting since I embarked on this beautiful journey on this food group.

I have learnt and shared a lot. Made new friends who share the same passion and interest and have their own unique style and talent. Inspite of various talents and expertise they share,guide,support and encourage selflessly. I am glad to be a part of this group.

My learning journey continues in pursuit of gaining knowledge everyday.

I would like to share Paneer Makhni in Grilled Red Bell Pepper in my style.

RECIPE FOR PANEER MAKHNI IN GRILLED RED BELL PEPPER CUPS

INGREDIENTS:

  • 250 gms Paneer/cottage cheese cubes
  • 25 Cashews – soak in water and grind the cashews to a smooth paste.
  • 6 Tomatoes Pureed (Medium Sized)
  • 2 Green chillis slit (some slit chilli for garnishing)
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 Tsp Garam masala
  • ½ Tsp Sabji Masala
  • ½ Tsp Red chili powder
  • ½ Tsp Kashmiri Chilli powder(for the colour-optional)
  • 1 tbsp oil + 2 tbsp butter
  • 1.5 cups water
  • ¼ tsp of Turmeric
  • Handfull Chopped  Coriander leaves for garnishing (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • Red Bell Pepper

METHOD:

  1. Heat oil and butter in a Pan. Once the butter starts to melt add bay leaf and saute for 10 seconds till you get the aroma.
  2. Add the tomato puree and stir well. Add red chili powder and Kashmiri chilli powder after 2-3 mins and stir again. Saute till the oil starts to leave the sides of the tomato puree in the pan.
  3. Add cashew paste and mix well. Saute the masala till the oil begins to leave the sides .Add water and and let it simmer on a low flame.
  4. Add slit green chilies, Turmeric and salt and simmer till the curry begins to thicken.
  5. Add the paneer cubes and cook them For about 3 minutes .Ensure not to overcook the Paneer. Add Garam masala and Sabji masala and stir well for 4 to 5 mins.

Slit the red bell pepper into halves. Grill it for 50 secs to 1 min in a microwave using the grill option.

Paneer Makhni is ready. Garnish with  chopped coriander leaves and slit chillies and serve hot  in the grilled red bell pepper cups  with Naan, Phulkas or Simple Jeera Rice.IMG-20150612-WA0017

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0 comments on “PANEER MAKHNI IN GRILLED RED BELL PEPPER CUPS

  1. -

    Congratulations on completing one year! Lovely recipe to mark the anniversary. Look forward to many more recipes from you.

  2. -

    Very interesting recipe Preethi! Too good!
    May be you can bake these as biryani cups with a layer of par cooked rice and a layer of paneer Makhani?

    • - Post author

      Thank you Sonal.That sounds interesting. Will try that soon.

  3. -

    Congratulations dear!Its beautiful presentation and yummy recipe

  4. -

    delicious! Very nice recipes up on your blog Preethi!

  5. -

    Many Congratulations and cheers to many such milestones. I loved the creativity here. Paneer makhani in grilled bell pepper cups does indeed make for a very interesting party food. It looks so pretty and is sure to be a hit among guests.

    • - Post author

      Thank you Piyali. I am glad you liked it.

  6. -

    Cobgratulations! Would love to know which group you are celebrating for?
    And true! Perfect for celebrating..beautifully plated Preethi 🙂

    • - Post author

      Thank you so much. I had joined Chef At Large.

  7. -

    I love paneer and this looks a really exciting dish. It’s been bookmarked 🙂

    • - Post author

      Thank you. Glad you liked it. Do give your feedback whenever you try.

  8. -

    Tempting looking dish which is gorgeously presented!
    Thanks for sharing!

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