Quick Paneer - Capsicum Gravy | No Oil Gravy

Almost 6 months back, I watched a cookery show on TV, where a lady prepared this quick and easy paneer gravy and she said that this dish will surely please the kids. I made a mental note of it and thanks to my memory power,I was able to reproduce it in my kitchen after a long gap.The host had used oil for seasoning and sauteing but I did not use even a drop of it!Microwave oven gave me the joy of preparing the gravy without oil.

I added the cumin seeds while cooking onion and capsicum and there was no difference in taste. The dish tasted great even without oil. I say this because Lil Angel ate it without any complaint.....

So this is my third recipe for  Zero Oil Cooking  theme for Blogging Marathon #23, Week 3.

I used :

Paneer [prepared from 1 litre milk], cubed
Yogurt- 1.5 cups
Capsicum-1,small,deseeded and chopped
Onion-,1 small , fnely chopped
Turmeric powder- a large pinch
Chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Kauri methi / dried fenugreek leaves - 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

  1. In a microwave safe bowl,put in cumin seeds, onion and capsicum. Sprinkle very little water and microwave ,closed,on medium power for 8 minutes or till the capsicum is almost tender.[Don't add too much water for cooking.]
  2. Meanwhile in a large bowl, take the yogurt,add salt and beat well.
  3. Put in the cubed paneer,chilli powder,turmeric powder,mix well and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Add this mixture to the cooked capsicum . Mix well and add more water / beaten yogurt if required.
  5. Microwave for 5 minutes, closed, on medium power.
  6. Mix once again, add kasuri methi, check for salt, add if needed and microwave for 2 minutes.
  7. Serve as a side dish with roti/ chapathi.

Lil Angel loves paneer but is not very fond of Capsicum,which was one her favorite veggies until a few months back.Yet in this combo, she ate it without a fuss.

Note :

Take a look at the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#23

Bon Appetit...

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