How to make Saffron Pepper Paneer -

This dish of saffron flavoured paneer cooked with red capsicum is as delicious as it looks.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Saffron, Cottage cheese

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Dum Mirch Makai Safed Aloo Paneer Capsicum Mixed Vegetable Manchurian

Saffron Pepper Paneer

Saffron Pepper 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 : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Saffron Pepper Paneer Recipe

  • Saffron 200 grams

  • Cottage cheese seeded, diamond shaped pieces 2 medium

  • Cream 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Vinegar 3 tablespoons

  • Saffron (kesar) 10-12 strands

  • Full cream milk 1 litre


Step 1

Heat milk in a deep pan. Add cream and a pinch of salt. Add two tablespoons vinegar and stir till it curdles. Add saffron when the mixture comes to a boil.

Step 2

Once the milk curdles fully the solids will separate from the whey.

Step 3

Place a muslin cloth over a strainer and strain the paneer. Dip in cold water and then tie up the muslin cloth and hang so that most of the water drains away. Place the potli under a heavy weight so that all the water drains away and the paneer gets set.

Step 4

Cut the paneer into small diamond shaped pieces.

Step 5

Heat oil in a pan. Add paneer and toss. Add red capsicum, salt and the remaining vinegar. Toss and cook for two minutes.

Step 6

Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.