Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tandoori Paneer Capsicum

My kids love anything Tandoori :) Recently I preared this dish for a potluck party. It is really simple to make and definitely a crowd pleaser.

To make Tandoori Paneer Capsicum, heat about 3 tsp oil and 1/4th stick butter in a pan. Add 1 Bay leaf and 1 cinnamon stick. Then add 2 tsp maida or all purpose flour and cook for 2-3 mins. This ultimately lends thickness to the gravy. Add a little water and  2 tsp ginger/garlic paste and saute.  Add 1 tsp turmeric powder and 2 tsp red chilli powder or paprika and stir.

To this add 3 chopped (strips) yellow peppers and 3 chopped (strips) red peppers, 3 chopped (strips) green peppers and 1 chopped onion (long). Alternatively you can use the ready made onion and 3 pepper mix that you can get in your local grocery store. Cover and cook till everything is soft. After this, add 2 tsp of tandoori masala,1 tsp coriander powder and 1 tsp of garam masala.

Then add Tomato puree (dip 8 medium large tomatoes in boiling water for 2-3 mins, peel off the skin and puree them in a mixer), saute this till puree blends with the peppers. Cover and cook for 7-8 mins. Add an 8oz carton of heavy whipping cream and mix together. Cook for 5 mins.

Then add 14 oz packet of Paneer (chop in cubes and saute them lightly before adding so that they hold their shape or you can get ready to use fried paneer cubes). Cook for 10 more minutes on medium low heat, taking care that the gravy does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Garnish with cilantro and enjoy your Tandoori Paneer Capsicum with hot with paratha or rice.

I am sending this as an entry to Foodelicious': Flavors of Punjab Event started by Nayna.

15 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Looks so flavorful and spicy!

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

bookmarking it as it looks lip smackingly delicious

Anukampa said...

great..Look perfect blend of spices and tasty

Pari said...

Looks spicy and flavorful.
FOODELICIOUS

Padhu said...

Looks so delicious!!

R said...

Divya,Priya,Anukampa,Pari,Padhu: thanks for appreciating!

Priya said...

Very inviting curry..irresistible..

Apu said...

Thanks for stopping by my site Rupali!! The paneer looks super!!

R said...

Pari, Apu: thanks for ur appreciation!

Biny Anoop said...

ooooo love it....very tempting.
biny

R said...

Biny Anoop: thank u so much!

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

Yummy Looking paneer ... kewl blog

R said...

spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe: thanks for appreciating!

Pari said...

Dear R, can u fwd me the mail in case I have accepted ur entry as I can not locate any mail from u in my mail box.

Pari said...

Dear R, I have not recd ur mail again, can u check whether u are typing the email id correctly.