Tuesday, February 21, 2017

STIR-FRY PEPPERS AND PANEER

An Indo - Chinese dish that is inspired with Asian sauces using Indian ingredients, stir-fry peppers and paneer are one of my favorites.

Nothing can cure your evening hunger better than this quick and easy batch of stir-fry peppers and paneer.

Whenever I don't feel like cooking or spending an hour in a kitchen I always make a small snack for myself. Last weekend, I made a batch of stir fry peppers and paneer. It's a 15 minutes recipe. I was so surprised when I tried this easy, quick vegetarian snack. It turned out really delicious. It's my perfect go-to recipe. It can be served as a starter or a nice main course dish if you have a big enough bowl. It's colorful and loaded with fresh tastes. It's an incredibly appetizing and a delicious side dish that goes well with steamed rice, vegetable platter or any of your favorite dish.

This snack is quick and easy to make and sure to wake up your sleepy taste buds. You can also make this recipe on a lazy weekend or for thanksgiving. It's a great party appetizer to serve your guests. The paneer in the recipe provides with a lot of protein and calcium and the crunchy bright colored bell pepper provides with a lot of vitamins, folate and antioxidants.

It's an Indo - Chinese dish, inspired with Asian sauces using Indian ingredients. It's quite an easy dish to make. You just need 3 veggies and few ingredients to make this delicious starter. If you don't have the Indian spices available near you, add salt and pepper and it'll taste exactly the same. I added the green bell pepper in this dish. Feel free to use your favorite bell pepper. You can add any of your favorite veggies in the snack, so just be creative and surprise yourself!!

Do try these lightly fried onions, pepper and paneer cubes mixed with Indian spices. Drizzle some red tomato sauce, vinegar and/or lime juice and you'll love it! I totally adore the combination of peppers and paneer. They add crunch, color and sweet flavor to the meal. I'm sure you'll love it too!!



Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Serves : 2-3 people
Author : The Food Root


INGREDIENTS
250 grams - Indian cottage cheese (paneer), cut them into 1/2 inch cubes 
2 medium size - Bell peppers or capsicum, cut them into  1 inch square pieces
2 medium size - Onions, sliced
2 tablespoon - Olive oil
1/2 inch - ginger, peeled (grated)
5-6 - garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 green chillis, chopped
1 teaspoon - Salt or as per taste
1/4 teaspoon - Turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon - Red chili powder
3/4 teaspoon - Coriander powder
1 tablespoon - Vinegar
1 tablespoon - Red tomato sauce
1 tablespoon - Lime juice (optional)
chopped coriander leaves

METHOD
1. Heat olive oil or butter in a non-stick skillet. Add grated ginger followed by chopped garlic cloves over medium to high heat. Cook for 40-50 seconds.

2. Add a sliced onion and sauté it for 3-4 minutes.

3. Add all the spices - salt, turmeric powder, red chili powder and coriander powder. Mix it well.

4. Next, add capsicum and chopped green chillis and toss it. Stir occasionally for 3-4 minutes on high/medium flame.

5. Add Paneer cubes and reduce the heat of the skillet. Toss it for 2-3 minutes. 

6. Drizzle some red tomato sauce, vinegar and/or lime juice. Stir fry to combine!

7. Garnish them with chopped coriander leaves and transfer immediately to a serving bowl. Serve it hot!

NOTES
1. If you don't have the Indian spices available near you, add salt and pepper and it'll taste exactly the same.

2. Feel free to use your favorite bell pepper in the dish.




11 comments:

  1. I love paneer.. And this looks super easy..perfect for evening snacks or starter!!
    will try..

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  2. This looks really tasty and like I could possibly make it myself! I just need to go get all of the ingredients so I can start!

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  3. This sounds delicious! And so many good spices and seasoning that are sure to add so much flavor and are so healthy. I want to try this one soon.

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  4. I love paneer but I didn't know it was a form of cottage cheese. This sounds perfect for a snack or a side dish!

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  5. this looks sooo good! I love a good stir fry, especially with lots of veggies. Love the spicy twist you put on a simple meal!

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  6. Yummy! This looks perfect. I am hungry just reading your post! Definitely going to make this recipe!

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  7. my mouth is watering as I am writing this comment, lol. This looks absolutely yummy.Thanks for creating a simple recipe that should be easy to follow!

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  8. This receipt will work well in my kitchen. Thank you!

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  9. I have never had this dish before but it does look lovely. I would love to try it out sometime. Maybe I'll be brave enough to actually cook it.

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  10. Ah, so you DON'T make your own paneer - and that's how this is so fast and easy! I know one CAN make one's own paneer, but I've never tried it, and it is not available in stores near us in the US :( ...

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