Jan 11, 2017

Paneer Capsicum Masala Recipe | How to make Paneer Capsicum Masala

Paneer Capsicum Masala Recipe | How to make Paneer Capsicum Masala 

हिंदी रेसिपी पनीर शिमला मिर्च मसाला 

Paneer and capsicum is a good combination to make curry and sabzi. Paneer capsicum masala is a semi gravy dish which is prepared in a spicy tomato gravy.

Tomato onion gravy is mostly used in masala gravy dish. Sometimes we add yogurt or cream in tomato onion gravy to give it a thick texture and rich flavor.
Paneer capsicum masala is an easy to do masala gravy dish which is prepared using very common spices and other ingredients. There are various popular paneer dish in indian cuisine like paneer butter masala, panner chilli, paneer korma, paneer cutlet, paneer pakora etc.

Here is a very simple recipe for Paneer Capsicum Masala.
Happy Cooking !!!

Recipe Video : Paneer Capsicum Masala



Recipe Details : Paneer Capsicum Masala

Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes

Ingredients for Paneer Capsicum Masala


  • Paneer : 250 gm (cut cubes)
  • Capsicum : 1 (cut cubes)
  • Onion : 1 (finely chopped)
  • Tomatoes Chopped : 2 (roughly chopped)
  • Green Chilli : 1 (roughly chopped)
  • Cumin Seeds : 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Garlic : 4 - 5 cloves (crushed)
  • Ginger : 1/2 inch (grated)
  • Turmeric Powder : 1/4 tsp
  • Corriander Powder: 1tsp
  • Kashmiri Red Chilli powder : 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala : 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Oil : 1 tbsp

  • How to make Paneer Capsicum Masala


  • Make a fine paste of tomato and green chilli.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Leave cumin seeds in it.
  • Add chopped onion and fry till light brown color.
  • Add ginger and garlic in it. 
  • Cook till raw smell of ginger and garlic is gone.
  • Add turmeric, coriander and kashmiri red chilli powder. Mix.
  • Now add tomato paste in it.
  • Cook till tomato paste is completely cooked and becomes thick. It starts separating from oil.
  • Now add salt in it.
  • Add capsicum in it.
  • Cook covered for 2 / 3 minutes.
  • .Now add cubed paneer in it. Mix well.
  • If required, add some water.
  • Now cover the pan and cook further for 2 minutes on low / medium flames.
  • Add garam masala in it. Turn the flames off.
  • Cover the pan for 2 more minutes.
  • Paneer Capsicum Masala is ready.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped coriander leaves and serve it hot.
  • How to make Paneer Capsicum Masala (step clicks and recipe details)

    Wash and cut tomatoes and green chilli roughly. We have to make a fine paste of  tomatoes and green chilli which will be used in recipe to make gravy. Make a fine paste in mixer or grinder. Keep it aside.

    Heat oil in a kadahi. When we use mustard oil of cooking, first we should heat it till it starts smoking. THen turn the flames off and let it cool down for a while else the spices will burn. When oil is medium hot, we can use it for cooking. In case you are using other oil, that should not be smoked out.  

    Now leave cumin seeds in medium hot oil. Let it crackle. Now add chopped onion. Cook onion till it becomes light brown.

    Add ginger and garlic in it. Cook till raw smell of ginger and garlic is gone. Stir it frequently while cooking. Now add turmeric, coriander powder and red chilli powder. In this recipe, kashmiri red chilli powder is used because it adds red color to gravy. We can also use normal red chilli powder in it. Mix all the spices well and keep the flames low so that spices do not burn.



    Now add tomato and green chilli paste in it. Cook on medium flames till tomato paste starts separating from oil. This paste becomes thick when cooked copletely. Now add salt to taste and mix well.

    If you do not want to make thick gravy, add water as per the required consistency of gravy.


    Now add cubed capsicum in it. Cook covered for 2 / 3 minutes on low flames. Now add cubed paneer in it. Mix well. Cover the pan and cook further for 2 more minutes.

    Now paneer capsicum masala is ready. Turn the flames off and add garam masala in it. Cover the pan for few minutes. Garnish it with fresh coriander leaves before serving.

    Paneer Capsicum Masala is ready. Serve it hot with chapati / paratha / naan / rice.

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