Dhaniawale Paneer aur Shimla Mirch / Indian Cottage Cheese and Bell Pepper with Fresh Coriander

Paneer is an all time favorite of many and is so versatile. It is preferred by both Vegetarians and Non-vegetarians. Paneer is widely used in North Indian Cuisine.It can be easily made at home these days.This recipe of mine is made without Garam Masala. It is very easy and tastes absolutely delish.

I am sure you will like this easy recipe .

Recipe for Dhaniawale Paneer aur Shimla Mirch:


15 Paneer Cubes

2 Bell Peppers cut into pieces

4 Sprigs of fresh Coriander finely chopped

4 Onions (Medium Size) cut into pieces

3 Tomatoes blanched (peel the skin)

1 Teaspoon Garlic Paste

1 Teaspoon Ginger Paste

1 Teaspoon Rasam Powder

1 Teaspoon Kashmiri Chilli Powder

2 Teaspoon cream cheese

10 Cashews

1 Teaspoon Jeera/Cumin

1 Teaspoon oil

1/4 Teaspoon Haldi/ Turmeric

Salt to taste


Blanch the tomatoes ,peel the skin and mash it or make a puree in a blender.

Heat a thick bottom pan. Add a teaspoon of oil.Add jeera, cashews and haldi. Once it splutters add the chopped onions , ginger and  garlic paste and roast on low flame.Once the onions turn slightly brown, add Paneer cubes and chopped bell pepper.Let it roast on medium flame for 10 mins.Ensure it does not burn.Once done add the chopped coriander and tomato puree and let it simmer for 5 mins. Add rasam powder,chilli powder, salt and mix well. Let it simmer for another 10 mins. Add cream cheese and mix well. Switch off the flame after 5 mins.

Serve hot with Phulkas/ Roti or Naan.

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