Marinated Paneer and Capsicum Subzi

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Marinating paneer always makes it more appealing because it imbibes a wide spectrum of flavours. This semi-dry subzi prepared with marinated paneer and capsicum is rich with the aroma of cumin and carom seeds, further energized by the addition of tangy fresh tomato pulp. Enjoy the Marinated Paneer and Capsicum Subzi fresh and hot, with whole wheat parathas, not only for the heavenly culinary experience it offers but also for a boost of nutrients, especially vitamins A and C and fibre that come from capsicum and tomatoes, and the calcium and protein from low-fat paneer.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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For The Marinated Paneer
3/4 cup low-fat paneer (cottage cheese) cubes
1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp chaat masala
salt to taste
1 tsp oil

Other Ingredients
2 cups capsicum cubes (red , yellow and green)
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp carom seeds (ajwain)
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup onion cubes
1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds powder
1 cup fresh tomato pulp

For The Garnish
a sprig of coriander (dhania)

For the marinated paneer

  1. Combine the paneer, dried fenugreek leaves, chilli powder, turmeric powder, chaat masala and salt in a deep bowl, mix gently and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil on a non-stick tava (griddle), add the marinated paneer, toss gently and cook on a on medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Remove and keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the cumin seeds and carom seeds and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the garlic paste and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few more seconds.
  3. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  4. Add the capsicum and coriander powder and sauté on a medium flame for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add the fresh tomato pulp and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Add the marinated paneer, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  7. Serve hot garnished with a sprig of coriander.

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Nutrient values Per serving
EnergyProteinCarbohydratesFatFibreCalciumVitamin AVitamin C
110 kcal 7.2 gm 13.3 gm 2.6 gm 2.2 gm 290.2 mg 884.6 mcg 44.3 mg

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Marinated Paneer and Capsicum Subzi
 on 16 Apr 15 02:22 PM

bell peppers are my favouritre and paired with low fat paneer in this subzi it was too flavourful to resist. superb!!