How to make Paneer In Minutes -

Deep fried paneer pieces served with masala vegetables.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cottage Cheese, Capsicum (शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Paneer In Minutes

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Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.
Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer In Minutes Recipe

  • Cottage Cheese cut into 1 inch thick slices 300 grams

  • Capsicum cubed 2 medium

  • Onions diced 2 medium

  • Tomato cubed 1 medium

  • Marinade

  • Hung yogurt 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Food colour a pinch


  • Green cardamoms 5-6

  • Cinnamon 2 inch stick

  • Cloves 8-10

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1 teaspoon


Step 1

To make the marinade, combine together hung yogurt, salt, red chilli powder, oil and food colour in a bowl. Dip the paneer rectangles in the marinade and coat well. Heat the Grill Pan.

Step 2

Place paneer pieces on it for fifteen minutes or evenly done on both the sides. Remove and set aside. Grind together green cardamoms, cinnamon, cloves and carom seeds to get the dry masala.

Step 3

Heat one tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Keep one teaspoon dry masala aside and add the grilled paneer pieces. Cook on low heat for one minute. In the meantime, heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 4

Add one teaspoon dry masala, capsicums and onions. Mix well and cook for two to three minutes. Add tomatoes and salt and mix well. Place the paneer on a serving dish and the masala vegetables all around it. Serve hot.

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