How to make Paneer Pepper Rice -

Paneer and colourful peppers tossed with rice and five spice powder to make this yummy rice.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर), Red capsicum (लाल शिमला मिर्च )

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Rice

Paneer Pepper Rice

Paneer Pepper Rice Recipe Card


English: Cottage Cheese
A favourite with the vegetarians, paneer made from milk is quite common, especially paneer recipes are quite popular in the Indian subcontinent. You can make it fresh, chhena – an another version or just use the ones that are readily available in the market to prepare everything from simple snacks, curries, sabzis, mithais, desserts and the likes. An ingredient that can be relished in the raw form too – try serving it as a starter just sprinkled with a little chaat masala, black salt and chilli powder!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Paneer Pepper Rice Recipe

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into small cubes 150 grams

  • Red capsicum cut into small cubes 1 medium

  • Yellow capsicum cut into small cubes 1 medium

  • Green capsicum cut into small cubes 1 medium

  • Basmati rice cooked brown 2 cups

  • Oil 1 tablespoons

  • Spring onions with greens 3

  • Garlic chopped 3 teaspoons

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Salt to taste

  • Five-spice powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli flakes 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick wok. Slice spring onion bulbs.

Step 2

Add cottage cheese cubes in pan and toss. Sauté till they turn golden.

Step 3

Finely chop spring onion greens.

Step 4

Add spring onion bulbs in the pan and sauté. Add chopped garlic and toss to mix and sauté for 30-40 seconds.

Step 5

Add red, yellow and green capsicums and toss again.

Step 6

Add rice and toss. Add crushed peppercorns, salt, five-spice powder, red chilli flakes and toss again. Cook for a minute.

Step 7

Reserve some chopped spring onion greens for garnishing and add remaining. Switch off heat and toss.

Step 8

Serve hot garnished with reserved spring onion greens.

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