Kadhai Commotion! My experiment with Pakoras


I was all of 7. Me and my younger sister were both fond of experimenting with food, behind our mum’s back, who would make lunch for us before leaving for work. Little did she know that we would add our own, mostly rookie twists to the food.

One day, during the monsoon, and yes, global warming was not a thing in those days and it used to rain cats and dogs in Delhi, I had this urge to eat pakoras.

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Pan Grilled Paneer With Bell Peppers

Pan Grilled Paneer with Bell Peppers

This is an extremely easy recipe yet full of flavors and health, with a good combo of protein and veggies, It makes a full meal and if you have left overs it makes for a great sandwich filling too.


Paneer : 200 gms sliced to 1/4 inch pieces

Red & Yellow Bell peppers : 10 roundels each

Salt & Pepper : To Taste

Juice of 1 Lemon

2 tsp : Olive Oil (or vegetable oil)


Marinate the Paneer Pieces in a flat plate with lemon juice, salt and pepper. I keep my pepper coarse, as it adds a nice crunch on top. Keep them in the fridge for half an hour.

Take the paneer out, and heat a non-stick pan. Pour the oil. Let the pan heat up. Gently slide the paneer pieces on the pan. Let them brown on each side. Take them out.

In the same pan add the Bell Pepper roundels. Sprinkle some salt and toss them around. If you are not counting calories, you can sprinkle some oil. I don’t as the peppers cook fast and turn nice brown on their own. Take them off the heat just when they are still crunchy.

Serve them immediately in a flat dish.

Secret Twist ( Smear some Orange Garlic Mustard from Indigo Deli on the paneer OR sprinkle some Sumak Powder before serving)