Capsicum and mushroom paneer with veg. fried rice…

by Sunita on June 27, 2007

The fridge received a thorough face lift a few days back. There were quite a few items I
wanted to get rid off…you know, those little bits of this and that , which seem to languish in the far corners. After all the work, I didn’t want to spare much time in cooking and wanted to rustle up something in a jiffy. Out of all this, the dishes mentioned above were settled on…quick and easy and tasty as well….what more can one want…so here goes-

What’s needed for the capsicum and mushroom paneer

150 gms of paneer, cubed
1 onion, chopped
1 capsicum, chopped
5-6 button mushrooms, sliced
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
2-3 tblsp of soy sauce mixed with 2 tblsp tomato ketchup
3-4 tblsp of oil
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

How to

Heat the oil in a pan.

Add the onion and garlic and stir fry for a minute over medium heat.

Add the mushrooms and fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add the capsicum and fry for another 3-4 minutes.

Add the sauce and stir for a few seconds. Add the paneer and season with salt(relatively less than usual, because the soy sauce is going to be salty as well) and freshly ground pepper and stir for 4-5 minutes. The onion and capsicum had a slight crunch to them and the mushrooms were not allowed to wilt.

That’s it! Serve hot with rice or rotis! We had our’s with vegetable fried rice.
The fried rice-

1 glass of rice, boiled and cooled(leftover rice does wonders)
1 carrot, cut into strips
4-5 spring onions, with the bulbs sliced and the greens cut into strips
a handful of green peas
2 handfuls of sweetcorn
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
3-4 tblsp of soy sauce
3 tblsp of oil
salt to taste

How to-

Heat the oil in a pan.

Add the carrots, peas, sweetcorn and garlic and stir fry for 2-3 minutes.

Add the spring onions and fry for another couple of minutes.

Add the soy sauce and salt( again remember to put a little less than usual), stir once and add the rice. Mix well and fry for a couple of minutes. It should not be watery.

Remove from heat and serve hot
with the paneer…in fact the rice tastes good even on it’s own. The two dishes went really well together and no one had any complains at dinner time!
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{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

1 ushaprashanth June 27, 2007 at 10:50 am

This is a nice combo!!capsicum and mushroom paneer…that’s yummy!!


2 sunita June 27, 2007 at 1:47 pm

Ushaprashanth, thanks and welcome to my world…


3 trupti June 27, 2007 at 1:56 pm

That looks like a delicious combination! I love that you added paneer to this..I love it texture in such dishes.



4 Mishmash ! June 27, 2007 at 3:07 pm

hmm..almost lunch time here and mouthwatering pics has built up a reservoir in my mouth ! stir fry and fried rice looks really good:)


5 sunita June 27, 2007 at 3:32 pm

Trupti, usually I tend to add chicken but since I had to get rid of the paneer, added it, and must say, was not disappointed…


6 sunita June 27, 2007 at 3:35 pm

Shn, wish I could send you more than a visual treat, dear :)


7 sra June 27, 2007 at 3:53 pm

The fried rice looks amazing – reminds me of the Indian flag!


8 sunita June 27, 2007 at 3:58 pm

Sra, you just made me go back and look at the picture…omg, aren’t you imaginative :)


9 Sharmi June 27, 2007 at 5:07 pm

such a great combination. looks awesome and mouthwatering. I love mushroom, capsicum and paneer.


10 sunita June 27, 2007 at 5:45 pm

Sharmi, thanks..I too love all those ingredients…in fact all four of us do…so there wasn’t any problem…


11 Suganya June 27, 2007 at 6:27 pm

Clear photos! Fried rice looks delectable!


12 sunita June 27, 2007 at 6:29 pm

Suganya, thanks…nice to have you over…


13 Richa June 27, 2007 at 7:04 pm

the paneer-onion-capsicum trio works so well, suits different cuisines as well. Looks yum :)
and then to pair it with fried rice, will definitely please many ;)


14 sunita June 27, 2007 at 7:19 pm

Richa, it definitely pleased us :) …glad it pleased you as well, what if only virtually ;)


15 Roopa June 28, 2007 at 1:56 am

love this combo Suni i too end up making the similar way. delicious!


16 Sig June 28, 2007 at 4:24 am

Yummm beautiful pictures sunita… that is a combo a hardcore carnivore like me would enjoy as well… looks awesome


17 sunita June 28, 2007 at 10:02 am

Roopa, so you too make it this way :) …doesn’t it taste great…


18 sunita June 28, 2007 at 10:12 am

Sig, yippeeee…now that’s what I call a real success ;) …btw how are your parents…you must be really enjoying all the pampering…


19 Cynthia June 28, 2007 at 4:42 pm

I always marvel at the creativity that takes place when one cleans out the fridge or pantry. :)


20 sunita June 28, 2007 at 6:32 pm

Cynthia, the creative buds are tested to their limits in such cases…hope you enjoyed your special day…


21 WokandSpoon June 30, 2007 at 8:57 am

Here’s a bit of a dumb question but where do you buy paneer? Can you get it from Chinese/Asian shops?


22 sunita June 30, 2007 at 3:16 pm

wokandspoon, you get paneer in any Indian grocery store…in the UK, we also get it at the local supermarket in the cheese section…


23 MEH January 28, 2009 at 6:53 pm

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