Paneer Masala

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Paneer Masala
This gravy was outstandingly delicious, even if I do say so myself- I was toying with a couple of other titles for this one when my daughter in her inimitable style came up with the title I’ve gone with. The base gravy/curry/sauce (call it what you will) was made with yellow and orange bell peppers, habanero and green chilis – So the name is quite apt for the dish. While the tongue tingled and the flavors of the peppers danced on our tongues -the innate sweetness of the bell peppers and the flaming heat of the habanero, and their combined distinctive aromas, we enjoyed this with homemade garlic naan which too I shall be blogging about. This will be a sure fire hit in all home with a penchant for paneer dishes – guaranteed success, folks
You’ve got your veggies, your fat and protein and with a naan or rice, your carbs as well :)
peppy Paneer

Ingredients
1 block of paneer as sold in the Indian stores
1 each of the orange & yellow bell peppers
½ a habanero
½ a red onion (optional, but I used them)
2 ripe roma tomatoes
10-12 pieces of roasted Planters cashews
2 cloves of garlic (optional)
1tsp of turnmeric
A sprig of sage (about 2-4 leaves)
2 tsp of olive oil

Salt

Preparation
Chop your peppers and cube your paneer
Heat tsp of oil and throw in all the ingredients (except the paneer) and saute until veggies soften
Cool and grind into sauce
Use the 2nd tsp of oil to lightly fry the paneer cubes
Add the sauce over the paneer and simmer for a bit till the paneer soaks in the sauce.
Serve hot with naan or even with rice or pasta!
peppy paneer
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Posted on

April 18, 2011

60 Comments

  1. Mmmm..looks so yummy and delicious!

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  2. very interesting dish. the bell peppers with habanero and paneer. must have been a great treat as you said. bookmarked already..

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  3. wow, the gravy does look superb and I love the combinations going in there, specially habanero, never cooked with it before.

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  4. A different recipe…very interesting..sure to give a try :)

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  5. looks colorful and interesting!

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  6. Delicious gravy,looks so inviting and tasty.

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  7. I have all the ingredients for this one other than cashew nuts, nothing can stop me from trying this recipe tomorrow ..so glad to follow your blog !

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  8. the name sounds apt with the addition of habanero :) luv the color and the recipe.

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  9. What a lovely and a colourful dish priya!!! This is an awesome recipe!! I am book marking this :)

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  10. yummy…… luks so delicious.. very tempting clicks!!! nver tried in dis way.. thx 4 sharing

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  11. Mmm…delcious! Can't wait to see the naan!

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  12. Peppy paneer looks awesome dleicious.

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  13. This sounds really delicious, I love that its made from the peppers. I really love paneer, and i have been unsuccessful in my naan attempts before so i'll have to give yours a try when you post it :)

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  14. looks very delicious..very good gravy for chapatis or naan.

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  15. Loved the name and all the good stuff in the gravy!

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  16. Looks delicious! I love the spiciness appeal of this dish!

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  17. I'm sure "Peppy Paneer" had a kick to it. Love the name of the dish and the combination of ingredients. yumm.

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  18. This looks tasty. I just made some homemade paneer, and am excited to make different dishes with it!

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  19. The only time I have ever had paneer was in a frozen lunch entree and I really liked it even in that so I KNOW I would love this. Now all I have to do is hunt some down.

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  20. This really sounds delicious and it certainly is a healthy dish. I love your use of bell peppers in this recipe. They add a distinctive flavor to sauces where they are used. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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  21. This looks yummy … i love the idea of spicing it up with some habanero. I love paneer!

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  22. Name is so rhyming. so yummy. Priya for the evening tiffin event the dish does not have to deep fried. it could be steamed or it could be a sweet.

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  23. Ahh.. another fab dish from u..

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  24. Loved the ingredients that went in to the dish and looks easy to put together.

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  25. Wonderful and different sauce Priya… Would be yum for chapathis…

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  26. peppy paneer looks swell- good recipe priya!

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  27. Wow! Cute name! The side dish is very great!

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  28. yummy curry..looks yumm

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  29. Awesome combination of peppers,looks superb.

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  30. Wow….this is a yummy n delicious gravy…with new idea,looks so tempting n inviting…thank you so much for it lovely comments at my space…this is such a lovely blog with more recipes n new ideas…first time here…happy to follow you…keep watching for more interesting recipes from me:)

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  31. Wow….this is a yummy n delicious gravy…with new idea,looks so tempting n inviting…thank you so much for it lovely comments at my space…this is such a lovely blog with more recipes n new ideas…first time here…happy to follow you…keep watching for more interesting recipes from me:)

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  32. This is wonderful Priya…paneer dunked in sauce with medley of vegetables sounds too good..yum yum.

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  33. I love anything with Paneer…

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  34. Slurp, mouthwatering here, wat an irresistible peppy paneer,simply inviting..

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  35. Hi Priya…i'm coming here for the first time…love some of the recipes you have here….:)…thank you for leaving me a comment…:)

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  36. Delicious & creamy gravy!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  37. thanks for sharing… one more to add to my collection of paneer recipes

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  38. Wonderful Color!!!! Delicious Curry!!!!

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  39. The gravy looks insanely good! I can almost imagine the flavor burst of the multitude of peppers in sauce! Looks Yum! Happy to be running BM#4 with you~

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  40. Wow this is such a nice dish..looks yumyum

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  41. Please Priya I have just had my dinner and I am still drooling. Love the name and the pictures. Must make this soon.

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  42. This looks super delectable and love it. But love the name even more.

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