Indian Cottage Cheese or Paneer is a staple in every Indian’s refrigerator. It is hard and so deceptive as you cook them, as you see it melt in the dishes and creamy and so delicious. Here I have a very easy dish made of Paneer for people out there who want to start cooking Indian food!


Onions- 3 medium diced fine

Tomatoes- 4 diced

Bell Pepper- 1- diced small

Grated Indian Cottage Cheese or Paneer-1/2 cup

Garlic- 5 cloves minced

1/2 inch of fresh ginger

Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

1 Clove, 1 Cardamom, a small piece of Cinnamon

Oil- any

Salt to taste

Cayenne powder- 1 teaspoon

Curry powder or Garam Masala- 1 teaspoon

Cilantro for garnish


  1. To a pan under medium flame, add a tablespoon oil, add clove, cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric powder and toast for a minute. Now add tomatoes and cook covered for about 3/4 min s.
  2. Blend this separately
  3. Take another pan placed under medium flame and add a teaspoon of oil, add ginger, garlic, onions, bell pepper and saute with salt, cayenne powder, curry powder and saute’ for about 5 minutes.
  4. Toss in the blended tomato and mix well.
  5. Add the grated Indian Cottage Cheese or Paneer slowly while mixing in.
  6. Garnish with cilantro.
  7. Serve with Naan Bread or Basmati rice.