Charcoal Paneer Stir Fry

Paneer smoked and stir-fried with broccoli, red, yellow and green capsicums.A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. Paneer cubes stir fried with fresh cut exotic vegetables This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Charcoal Paneer Stir Fry

Main Ingredients Paneer (cottage cheese), Garlic paste
Cuisine Fusion, , , ,
Course Main Course Vegetarian
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 6-10 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Charcoal Paneer Stir Fry

  • 400 grams Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into triangles
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed black peppercorns
  • ¼ teaspoon Crushed red chillies
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil (til oil) 1 teaspoon +
  • 2 Spring onion bulbs
  • 1 medium Red bell pepper
  • 1 medium Yellow bell pepper
  • 1 medium Green capsicum
  • 1 small Broccoli separated into florets
  • 1 teaspoon Soy sauce
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 stalks Spring onion greens


  1. Take cottage cheese in a bowl. Add garlic paste, ½ teaspoon crushed peppercorns and crushed red chillies and mix well.
  2. Place a steel katori in the centre and put a piece of hot coal in the katori. Add 1 teaspoon sesame oil over the coal piece and cover immediately to trap the smoke. Keep covered for 2-3 minutes, remove the cover and set aside.
  3. Slice spring onion bulbs. Cut bell peppers and capsicum into triangles.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a non-stick pan. Add broccoli florets and sliced spring onion bulbs and sauté for a minute.
  5. Add bell peppers, capsicum, mix well. Add soy sauce, salt, mix well and sauté.
  6. Add remaining crushed peppercorns and mix well. Add cottage cheese and mix well.
  7. Chop spring onion greens reserving some for garnishing and add chopped greens to the pan. Mix well.
  8. Serve hot garnished with reserved spring onion greens.