Chili Paneer

Chili Paneer is a combination of fried Paneer chunks and a variety of Bell Peppers. Since green Bell Peppers are stronger in flavor than red and yellow peppers, this combination brings a complexity of flavors and makes a very colorful presentation at the table. Paneer is easily available at Indian markets or can be made […]


Bharva Laal Mirch (Stuffed Red Pepper)

There are many ways to prepare bell peppers. Stuffing them works quite well since they are able to hold together during the cooking and make a great presentation at the table. My mom stuffed the whole pepper to keep the filling from spilling out during pan frying, cutting them in pieces before serving. I cut […]


Navratan Korma (Mixed Vegetable Curry)

The word Navratan means nine jewels so the creamy, delicious Navratan Korma is made with a combination of nine different vegetables and nuts. The multicolored vegetables in a light sauce look like jewels indeed. You can use any vegetable and nuts of your choice. Instead of chopping and frying fresh onions, I sometimes use fried […]


Matar Paneer (Peas with Home Made Cheese)

Matar or green peas and Paneer, also called Farmer’s Cheese or Home Made Cheese compliment each other in this dish. Paneer always tastes better in a curried sauce since it does not have a strong flavor of its own. I do not use baby peas because I find them too sweet; I usually buy shelled […]


How to Make Paneer

Paneer or Chhena is an acid-set, non-melting, unsalted cheese made by curdling hot milk with lemon juice, white vinegar or tartaric acid. It does not require aging or the use of rennet. Also known as Farmer Cheese or Curd Cheese, Paneer is a popular ingredient in Indian cooking, specially for the many vegetarians in India. […]