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Paneer and peppers side dish!

Paneer and bell recipe

This recipe was made by my beloved maternal grandmum, my darling nani. I can confidently say my home-cooking is incomplete without this beautiful recipe which I will share today. Super easy to make, it's can be a side dish or your favourite go-to dish on school nights!

It is simple, succulent and has minimal spices but a whole lot of flavours especially for paneer lovers who want to taste the paneer in every bite. So here goes!


- 200 gm Paneer, cut in cubes

- 2 pepper (green, red, or yellow) roughly chopped

- One tsp cumin seeds

- One medium white onion – sliced


- ½ tsp turmeric

- ½ tsp red chilli powder

- 1 tsp coriander power

- ½ tsp of garam masala

- Pinch of asafoetida/ hing

-1 tsp Garam masala to garnish

- Hand full of coriander leaves

- Salt to taste

- 2 tbsp vegetable oil

- One green chilli – slit (optional)


  1. Please take a non stick pan or karai, and and heat oil on medium heat.

  2. Add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.

  3. Once the cumin seeds sizzle and there is a fragrance, add the sliced onions.

  4. Sautee the onions until, and they turn the colour pink and and add the all the spices and cook for 2 minutes. Please do not add the garam masala and leave it for the last.

  5. Add the paneer, lower the flame, put the lid on and cook for 5-6 minutes. Keep mixing everything together now and then but don't break the paneer.

6. Add the peppers and cook for another 5 minutes without the lid. Cook and mix everything well.

7. Add the garam masala and coriander leaves.

8. Switch the burner off.

Serve! Hope you enjoy making this easy recipe!

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