Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sweet and Sour Paneer with Capsicum

After a busy work day, stirring up a sweet and sour Paneer recipe seems ideal. It doesn't require too much cooking, ingredients are easy to get and can be made in a jiffy. Like any recipe, proportions are very important and too many pieces of capsicum can really spoil the taste. So, make sure to balance your ingredients while making this! So, here you go, below are the required ingredients:-

200gms paneer or cottage cheese
1 medium capsicum (cut in small chunks)
1 onion (cut in small chunks, alike the capsicum)
1/2 tsp of grated ginger
2 small tomatoes or 1 big size tomato (cut finely)
Masala includes: Salt, sugar(1tsp)

I like to fry my paneer (hate the raw taste of paneer!). Toss the paneer lightly in oil and put them aside. In the wok, add some oil and toss the onion, capsicum and stir fry for about 3-4mins. Add the tomatoes and ginger. Let the tomato melt. Add the sugar and salt.
If you wish, you can also add some red chilly powder.
Let the mixture simmer a bit. When the oil starts to separate, add 1/2 a cup of water and let the gravy simmer. Once the gravy starts boiling, add the paneer chunks and let it simmer for some more time. If you wish to thicken the gravy, you can add a tsp of cornflour mixture (cornflour with 2-3 tsp of water).

The sweet and sour paneer curry is ready! Serve it wish pulao or nice hot rotis!

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