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Burger with Paneer

Capsicum and paneer burger

Capsicum and paneer burger is a lip-smacking burger recipe with bell peppers and indian cottage cheese. A fusion recipe, with a spicy masala made of bell peppers, paired with toasted paneer/indian cottage cheese.
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, fusion, Indian
Keyword Bellpepper masala, Burger recipe, Capsicum masala burger, Desi style burger, Fusion burger, How to make Indian style burger, Paneer burger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4


For the Capsicum masala

  • ½ each colored capsicums red, green, yellow and orange
  • 1 no medium sized onion
  • 1 no large tomato
  • 1 no green chili
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds/jeera
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • salt to taste

Forthe Burger

  • 100 grams paneer, cut into thick slabs indian cottage cheese
  • ½ cup baby spinach
  • ½ cup cream cheese sauce
  • Burger buns as required i used store-bought
  • little salt and chat masala to sprinkle on the paneer

For the cream cheese sauce

  • 5 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 4 nos green chilies
  • 2 tablespoon chopped coriander and mint leaves


Capsicum masala

  • Wash the peppers and cut them into thin slices. Chop the onion and tomatoes fine.
  • Heat a wide pan, add a tablespoon of oil, once hot, add ½ teaspoon cumin.  Once the cumin crackles, add chopped onion and green chili and saute until onions turn translucent.
  • Next add chopped tomatoes, red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder and salt. Add ¼ cup of water and let it cook, until tomatoes turn mushy.
  • To this add sliced bell peppers and saute. Let this cook for 6-8 minutes, until the peppers absorb the masala. Add garam masala powder and mix well. Remove it from stove. Let it cool, until used in the burger.

Toast the paneer

  • I used store-bought paneer block. I cut them into thick slabs, got around 7 thick squares of about 1 or 1.5 inches
  • In a wide pan, add 2-3 tablespoon of oil, when it is hot, reduce the flame and place the paneer slabs 2 or 3 at a time. Cook until the bottom browns, takes about 2 minutes in medium flame, flip and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the pan, and keep it on a kitchen towel, to remove the excess oil. Sprinkle little salt and chat masala over it for little extra zing.
  • Cream cheese sauce
  • Take all the ingredients in a food processor, blend until smooth. Remove it to a serving bowl, refrigerate until use.

Assembling the burgers

  • Cut open the burger buns, apply a generous tablespoon of cream cheese sauce, place 2-3 tablespoon of bell pepper masala on it.
  • I have used store-bought burger buns, if you want to try home made burger buns, check out the recipe here
  • Add a bunch of baby spinach leaves on top, top it with 2 or 3 slabs of paneer, squeeze a blob of fiery tomato sauce, close it with the top slice. Enjoy!!!