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Cottage Cheese with Bell Peppers
(Paneer Jalfrazie)

Green Bell Pepper Tomato

Cottage Cheese (Paneer) combined deliciously with colorful bell peppers give a distinct flavor and color to the dish.

Indian Vegetarian Recipes

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Serves: 4 
Cooking time (approx.):  minutes
Style: North Indian Vegetarian

400  grams cottage cheese (paneer) cut into thick long pieces
2  medium onion(s) thickly sliced and layers separated
1  each of green, red and yellow bell pepper(s) cut into thick strips
2  tomato(es) cut into thick long strips and pulp removed
2  green chilli(es) chopped
1  tablespoon(s) ginger juliennes
1  teaspoon(s) each of turmeric, hot spice mix (garam masala) and red chilli powders
1  teaspoon(s) cumin seeds
3  tablespoons lemon juice
2  tablespoons oil
salt to taste
finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing

  1. Heat the oil in a heavy-bottomed pan on medium level and toss in the cumin seeds. When they begin to crackle, add the ginger juliennes, chopped green chillies and the sliced onions. Saute for about 2  minute(s).
  2. Add the turmeric and red chilli powders. Stir well and toss in the bell peppers. Mix well and cook on medium level for about 3  minutes.
  3. Add the cottage cheese (paneer). Toss lightly. Add the salt and lemon juice. Then, cook on medium level for about 3  minutes. Stir in the tomato strips and the hot spice mix (garam masala) and mix well.

    Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.


  • As a variation, juliennes of carrot and green beans can be tossed in along with the bell peppers.

Serve hot with: Cumin Rice (Jeera Chawal), white rice or Indian bread (Roti).

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