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paneer Stuffed Pepper MasalaPaneer Stuffed Pepper Masala is a rich gravy, perfect to serve at a party table. But it is a easy to make recipe and goes well when served with any Indian bread like roti, phulka, naan etc.








Serves – 4
Preparation time – 10 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins

  • Ginger – small piece
  • Dry Mango Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp or to taste + 1/2 tsp extra
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1 tsp
  • Jalapeno Peppers – 6 no
  • Paneer (crumbled) – 1 Cup (packed)
  • Tomatoes (cubed) – 2 no
  • Oil – 3 Tbsp
  • Garlic – 6 no (small)
  • Roasted Peanuts – 3 Tbsp
  • Green Chillies (finely chopped) – 2 no or to taste
  • Onion (finely Chopped) – 1 medium
  • Cilantro (finely chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Sugar – 1 tsp or to taste


  1. Deseed the peppers by making a cut vertically at the center of the pepper and open it gently. Remove the pith and  seeds with a spoon. Set them aside.
  2. Now to flavor the paneer, add in salt, red chilli powder, amchoor powder, cilantro. Mix the spices well with the paneer and mash the paneer to make it smooth.
  3. Stuff the peppers with the paneer stuffing. (1 Tbsp in each pepper and save the remaining paneer stuffing.
  4. In a small pan, add in 1 Tbsp of oil and add the stuffed peppers, sprinkle some salt and fry them for five mins or until charred and tender.
  5. Into another pan add in the remaining oil and season with cumin seeds, onions and add salt and cook till onions are golden in color.
  6. While onions are sweating in the pan, meanwhile prepare tomato puree. So, add ginger, garlic, roasted peanuts, garam masala powder, red chilli powder, sugar and tomatoes.
  7. Blend them to a fine paste using some water. Set this aside.
  8. By this time the peppers will be cooked, so turn off the heat and set them aside.
  9. Check the onions, if they are slightly golden brown in color, then add in the ground tomato spice blend that we just made.
  10. Cook this mixture for 5 mins or until the oil oozes from the sides of the pan.Add green chillies, water.
  11. Add in the leftover paneer mixture that we saved after stuffing the peppers.
  12. Add more water, bring to a boil. Now add in the fried peppers and the left over oil in which you fried them.
  13. Finally garnish with cilantro and serve with your favorite Indian bread recipe.














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