Simla Mirch Paneer Ki Sabzi/Capsicum Indian Cottage Cheese Stir Fry

This beautiful, delicious side dish is one of my mom & hubby’s favorite dish. So I love cooking and enjoy eating with them. It goes well with any curry or simple dal/lentil. This side dish is quick to make and require very few ingredients and spices and result is this beautiful looking dish. If there is a surprise visit at your home and you have capsicum/bell peppers, Paneer in your refrigerator, this is one dish you can make and serve your guest.I am sure they would love it and compliment you 😉.

If you are looking for more side-dishes, do try my recipe’s  of Parwal Aloo Sabzi/Pointed Gourd-Potato Stir Fry (No Onion, No Garlic)Gajar Matar Sabji/ Carrot & Peas Stir Fry- (No Onion, No Garlic)Aloo Baigan Ki Sabzi/Potato-Eggplant Dry Curry (No Onion, No Garlic): Indian StyleBaigan ka Bharta/Spicy Mashed Eggplant-Indian StyleAloo Gobhi Sabzi/Potato-Cauliflower with Indian spicesBhindi Masala/Okra Masala Stir FryBharwan Karela/Stuffed Bitter Gourd RecipeJeera Aloo/ Spicy Cumin Potatoes.


Cuisine: Indian, North-Indian

Recipe Type: Side-Dish

Author: Rateka

Prep Time: 5-10 Mins

Cook Time: 20 Mins

Serve: 3-4


  • Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese: 1 cup, medium-sized cubed
  • Capsicum/Green Bell Pepper: 1 cup, medium-sized cubed
  • Onion: 1 small-sized, finely sliced
  • Tomato: 2 small, puréed
  • Green Chili: 1-2, finely chopped
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste: 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder: 1 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chili Powder: 1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala Powder: 1/2 tsp
  • Kasoori Methi/Dry Fenugreek Leaves: 1/4 tsp, crushed
  • Salt to taste
  • Cooking Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Coriander/Cilantro Leaves Chopped: 1 tbsp


  • Heat oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Once hot, add cumin seeds & let them crackle.
  • Add sliced onions & fry till golden in color.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste & fry till raw smell goes off.
  • Add tomato purée, salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, garam masala powder & fry till the masala starts oozing out of the oil.
  • Add capsicum, mix well & fry for 2-3 mins.
  • Add paneer cubes, mix gently for a minute.
  • Add crushed kauri methi, mix well & cook for couple of minutes.
  • Add coriander leaves, mix well & turn off the flame.
  • Serve hot as side with any curry & bread of your choice.




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