Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Paneer Capsicum Stir-Fry , Microwave Version

Paneer Capsicum Stir Fry, an aromatic side-dish, which goes great with your Roti's. This Recipe is from Tarla Dalal's Paneer Cookbook. The reason, i tried this in MW is, this recipe doesnt have tadka!!!! :) Doing tadka in a MW, is something i m still not confident with. I Keep my fingers crossed if i do a recipe with tadka and stand near the MW, to switch it off in-case of any mishap. Some Mental Block!!!! Sending this recipe to MEC - Lunch Box, happening @ Lataji's Blog Flavors and Tastes, Event by Srivalli.

Ingredients (Serves 2 Adults)
100gms Paneer (i used store-bought), thinly sliced
2 Capsicums (1 red, 1 green), thinly sliced
2 Medium Tomatoes, Chopped
3 cloves of Garlic
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ginger juliennes
1/2 tsp Coriander seeds
1 whole dry red chilli
1/4 tsp Kasuri Methi
1 tbsp Oil 
Salt to taste
Fresh Coriander for Garnishing


Method
To Prepare Store-bought Frozen paneer
In  a Microwave-safe deep bowl, add 1 cup of water and Microwave high for 40 seconds. Take it out of the oven and add the frozen paneer to the water and let it sit covered for 4-5 minutes. Paneer will turn soft, Drain the water and Slice them thin.


The Stir-fry
Grind the Garlic to a fine paste. Pound Coriander seeds and red chilli together. In a Microwave-Safe Bowl  heat oil for 1 minute @ MW high. Add Garlic Paste and Cook @ High for 2 minutes, Stirring in-between. That will give-out a very nice aroma. Add Capsicums and Cook @ high for 3 minutes, Stirring for every 1 minute. Next add the Pounded Spices and mix well. Cook @ high for another 2 minutes. Add Chopped green chilli and ginger juliennes, mix well and Cook @ high for another 2 minutes. Next Add tomatoes and Cook @ high for 5 minutes. Stirring in-between. By this time, tomatoes must have cooked very well or else cook for 2 more minutes @ high. 
Next add Kasuri methi and mix well and Cook for another 1 minute. Finally add, sliced Paneer and Cook for another 1 minute. Garnish with Fresh Coriander and Serve Hot with Roti's.

17 comments:

  1. Now, that sounds great, the whole thing done in microwave, impressive :)

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  2. Wow! that looks very inviting and totally yum!

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  3. Paneer and capsicum as always a good combination and paneer takes it to the next level :)

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  4. That is a simple but superb dish! perfectly satisfying!

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  5. Delicious n tasty stir fry! Perfect combo.

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  6. Love this dish..sounds very tasty. I am too not very confident of tadka in MW, always fear of oil splutters inside my oven.

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  7. Hey Priya thanks for sending this awesome paneer curry in.Looks just delicious and I much appreciate that you have posted this amidst hectic house shifting:)

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  8. Stirfry looks simply inviting, yummy..

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  9. Nice paneer sabzi...love it anytime..

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  10. will definitely go well with chapathis..and cooking in microwave makes it very healthy too...
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  11. Love the microwave version.. Easy n quick

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  12. Really a tasty sabzi..Love paneer in any form!!

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  14. wow....you have an explosion of flavors going on there!! It must have been so very delicious, and I love that you can use a tortilla to make it.... indian food

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