How to make Peri Peri Paneer - Cook Smart -

Paneer slices dipped in peri peri sauce and grilled – so very tasty

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Dried red chllies, Garlic cloves (लहसुन लौंग)

Cuisine : South African

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Peri Peri Paneer - Cook Smart

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The cuisine of South Africa is sometimes called "rainbow cuisine", as it has had a variety of multicultural sources and stages. 
The South African cuisine as it is today has resulted from several years of colonization and  immigration introduced during the colonial period by white European people like the Dutch,  German, French, Italian, Greek and British and their Indo-Asian slaves or servants.  

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Peri Peri Paneer - Cook Smart Recipe

  • Dried red chllies 2-3

  • Garlic cloves 2-3

  • Medium red capsicum 1

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander sprigs 10-12 + for garnish

  • Oil 1 + tablespoons + for grilling

  • Black peppercorns crushed 1 teaspoon

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) 250 grams

  • Large potato boiled and peeled 1

  • Spring onion bulb with stem 1

  • Salad leaves 4-5

  • Fresh basil leaves 5-6

  • Red capsicum strips for garnish


Step 1

To make Peri Peri sauce, remove some of the seeds of the red chillies, break them into smaller pieces and put in a grinder jar. Add garlic cloves.

Step 2

Roughly chop red capsicum and add to the jar along with vinegar, salt, coriander sprigs, 1 tablespoon oil and crushed peppercorns and grind into a smooth sauce. Transfer the sauce into a bowl.

Step 3

Heat some oil in a non-stick grill pan.

Step 4

Cut cottage cheese and potato into thick slices.

Step 5

Dip cottage cheese slices in the Peri Peri sauce and place on the grill pan. Grill, turning sides, till evenly done on both sides and grill marks appear on them.

Step 6

To make salad, diagonally slice spring onion bulb with some of its stem and place in a bowl. Tear salad leaves and add. Toss well.

Step 7

Remove grilled cottage cheese slices from the pan, clean the pan with some water and wipe dry.

Step 8

Heat some more oil in it.

Step 9

Reserve 1 tablespoon Peri Peri sauce and dip potato slices in the remaining sauce. Place them in the grill pan. Grill, turning sides, till evenly done on both side and grill marks appear on them.

Step 10

Tear basil leaves and add to the salad along with reserved Peri Peri sauce and mix well.

Step 11

Place salad on a serving plate. Put grilled cottage cheese and potato slices on top, garnish with micro greens and capsicum strips and serve immediately.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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