How to make Reshmi Paneer -

A rich mix of cottage cheese with coloured capsicums and masalas

Sanjeev Kapoor

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

Main Ingredients : Cottage cheese (paneer) (पनीर), Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Reshmi Paneer

Reshmi Paneer Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 1

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Reshmi Paneer Recipe

  • Cottage cheese (paneer) , cut into thick fingers 250 grams

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onions , thickly sliced 2 medium

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cashewnut paste 2 tablespoons

  • Yogurt 1/4 cup

  • Tomato puree 3 tablespoons

  • Green capsicum , cut into thick strips 1 large

  • Yellow capsicum , cut into thick strips 1 large

  • Red capsicum , cut into thick strips 1

  • Tomatoes , cut into thick strips 2 medium

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder a pinch

  • Green cardamom powder a pinch

  • Mawa (khoya) , crumbled 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh cream 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander sprigs a few


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick wok, add cumin seeds and when they begin to change colour, add onions, mix and saute till onions soften.

Step 2

Add ginger paste and garlic paste, mix and saute for 1 minute or till the raw smells disappear.

Step 3

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder, mix and saute for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add cashewnut paste and mix. Add yogurt and mix. Add tomato puree and mix.

Step 5

Add green capsicum, yellow capsicum, red capsicums and tomatoes, mix well and saute for 1 minute.

Step 6

Add salt, cottage cheese fingers, garam masala powder, green cardamom powder, crumbled mawa and cream, mix gently and simmer for 2 minutes. Chop coriander leaves and add and mix well gently.

Step 7

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot.

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