Paneer (Indian cottage cheese) 500 gm, Capsicum 100 gm,

Coriander Seeds 1Tb, Dried Red Chillies 5-6 no,

Fresh Green Chillies 2 no, Fresh Ginger 1”, Garlic 4 flakes

Tomatoes 6 no, Fresh Coriander Leaves (cilantro) 2 Tb,

Kasoori Methi (Dried Fenugreek leaves) ½ Tsp,

Garam Masala Powder ½ Tsp,

Oil Or Ghee (clarified butter) 2 Tb, Salt to taste


Cut the paneer into cubes. Cut the capsicum into large diamond shapes or cubes.

Dry roast and then pound the red chillies and coriander seeds into a rough powder.

Finely chop the green chilli, ginger, garlic, and the tomatoes. Chop the coriander leaves.

Heat oil in a wok. Saute the ginger, garlic and green chili. Then add the pounded mixture of red chilli and coriander seeds. Saute this for 30 seconds and then add the tomatoes. Saute them on medium heat till they are completely cooked and the oil has separated. Now add the paneer, capsicum and salt. Mix gently so as not to break the paneer cubes.

Let them cook for 1 minute and now add kasoori methi powder and garam masala powder and mix gently. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped coriander.

P.S. I sometimes add a little chopped coriander along with the tomatoes, it gives a very unique flavour to the dish.