May 31, 2007

Soya/Paneer Capsicum

This is what happens when you forget that you have a blog and then remember when most of the food is gone that you have to take a picture. This is a dish that I made twice in the same day. With paneer in the morning and with soya in the evening. I remembered to take a picture of the dish when my guests had finished eating most of what I'd made. A pretty simple dish that I made without referring to any cookbook. Just going by taste and figuring out the ingredients that might give it the flavour I want.


1 cup Soya Chunks or Paneer Cubes

2 Onions, sliced

1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste

1-2 tbsp Oil

2 Tomatoes, blanched and sliced

2 Capsicums, sliced

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Coriander Powder

1/2 tsp Garam Masala

1 tsp Chilli Powder

1 tsp Turmeric Powder

1-2 tbsp Tomato Puree

Salt to Taste

Chopped Coriander leaves for the garnish

If you are using soya chunks, prepare them as per the instructions on the pack.

Heat the oil in a kadhai and fry the onions along with the ginger-garlic paste. Add the capsicum slices and the sliced blanched tomatoes. Fry this for a bit. Add the spices and salt and fry for 1-2 more minutes. Add the tomato puree and a little water if need be. Add the soya chunks or paneer pieces. Cover and cook for 2-3 minutes and then garnish with coriander leaves.

This dish goes very well with phulkas and we have eaten it with rice as well (Rice always saves me cooking time and effort!).


Sia said...

LOL raaga... it used to happen to me all the time its cooking, clicking and then eating;)
well, i have a confession to make...i have not cooked anything with soya till now. donno why though!
will look forward to ur bhindi raita:) and dont forget to take picture;)

Suganya said...

Paneer and capsicum I love the combination...nice recipe...

Raaga said...

@Sia: My husband was telling Amma this morning that I am now obsessed with photographing my food all the time.

@Sukanya: Do try it. With fresh paneer, the dish is simply superb.

Sia said...

LOL...its the same story at my home also...but as long as hubby's get yummy things to eat they shouldn't be complaining so much;)

Raaga said...

Yeah Sia, I agree, actually S now likes to photograph my food... he does this arrangement thing with the food to make it look good.

Asha said...

Hello Raaga,not me! I scare and warn the kids NOT TO TOUCH until I photograph the food!!;D
Capsicum and Soya is good combo,got to try it.Thanks.

Raaga said...

Oh well Asha... you know how it is with beginners like me na :)

Do try this soya version too... it goes very well with soft bread or rotis.

Chitra said...

Heyyy this one is awesome....hv already made it thrice now :) :)