Thursday, 7 February 2013

Chilly Paneer

In our office cafeteria  we get egg chilly ( egg with green chilly) which they serve with chapati, and I like that combination a lot. I thought why not prepare chilly paneer using capsicum as in north we call it shimla mirch...:) I have no idea from where this word shimla came in front of this mirch.. I'll do some research later...:)

Lets come back to chilly paneer and learn how to prepare this easy and simple side dish that we can  server during any meal.


  • 3 green capsicum/ bell pepper/ shimla mirch
  • 250 gm cubed paneer/cottage cheese
  • 1 large chopped onion
  • 3 medium chopped tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder or 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 2-3 tsp oil

Step by step guide to prepare Chilly Paneer:
  • Heat oil in a kadhai or wok.
  • Add chopped onion and cook for 5-6 mins until onion turns translucent and little brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes sand cook for next 3-4 minute until they become tender soft.
  • Add little water if gravy starts sticking to kadhai.
  • Add capsicum , all dry ingredients/masalas and mix well.
  • Cook for 6-7 minutes until capsicum becomes soft.
  • Add cubed paneer and give it a quick stir. 
  • Do not cover kadhai with lid/plate and cook for another 5-6 minutes. 
  • Paneer will becomes more soft and get mixed with capsicum and gravy.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped coriander.
  • Chilly paneer is ready to serve. You can have it with chapati or parantha.

My MIL is a big fan of capsicum  and she prepares very yummy food herself. She loved this combination and that made my day.. lots of hug for her :)

Happy cooking and keep on smiling

                   " Sending to Know Your Dairy – Cheese by Jagruti and Nivedhanam


Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

wow lip smacking and tongue tickling!!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

Ongoing Event - Tried and Tasted - Raks Kitchen
Ongoing Event - Dish it out - Lentils & Garlic
Ongoing Event - Know Your Dairy - Cheese
Ongoing Event - What is with my Cuppa?

SohNi said...

Thanks Sowmya, sure will send more..:)

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