Chatpata paneer is a tasty dish made of paneer and green peppers (capsicum). It is a versatile dish which can either served as a starter with a bowl of soup or can also be rolled inside a roti and served as a wrap. Also goes well with Dal Rice, Dahi Rice, Roti, Nan etc. 🙂
Green Chilli – 2
Onion – 1 (chopped)
Ginger – 1 inch long piece (chopped)
Garlic – 8 pods
Oil – 2 tbsp
Cumin (Jeera) Seed – ¾ tsp
Tomato (Big Sized) – 1 (crushed)
Coriander (Dhania) Powder – 1 tbsp
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) – 1/8 tsp
Salt to taste
Dry Fenugreek Leaves (Kasoori Methi) – 1 tsp
Cottage Cheese (Paneer) – 200 GMs (cut into cubes)
Oil – 1 tsp
Capsicum (cut into pieces) – 1 cup
Onion (cut into cubes and separated) – 1 cup
Crush coarsely the ingredients for crushing in a mixer without adding any water. Keep aside.
Heat 1 tsp of Oil in a pan. Add Onion and Capsicum cubes: sauté for 2 to 3 minutes in medium flame and transfer to a bowl or a plate.
In the same pan, add 2 tbsp of Oil. When it becomes hot, add Jeera, the crushed green chilli mix; sauté in medium flame till the raw smell of the masala goes away.
Add the crushed Tomato and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add Dhania Powder, Chilli Powder, Haldi and Salt. Mix well. Cover with a lid and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes stirring in between. Cook till the Oil separates.
Add the sautéed Onion and Capsicum mix.
Add Kasoori Methi.
Cover with the lid and simmer in medium flame for a couple of minutes. Add Paneer Cubes.
Mix gently. Cover again with the lid and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Transfer to a serving bowl.