Paneer capsicum dry subzi recipe

Paneer capsicum dry subzi is a quick and healthy dish made with green capsicum, onions, tomatoes and paneer and mild spices.  This subzi goes well with rotis, parathas, naans or jeera rice.  Paneer capsicum subzi is a delicious Indian recipe, which goes well as a side dish for rotis, as capsicum is a good combo with paneer.  It is a very simple recipe and adding garam masala gives a nice flavour to this dish.

Other capsicum recipes which you can try capsicum masala, capsicum pulao, aloo capsicum, capsicum paneer masala, capsicum paneer paratha

capsicum paneer subzi

Prep Time : 15 mins

Cook Time : 20  mins

Servings : 3-4 persons

Indian cuisine


Paneer or cottage cheese – 200 grams (cut into medium pieces)

Green capsicum – 2 (medium sized) (chopped in 1 inch small pieces)

Onions – 2 (medium sized) (chopped finely)

Tomatoes – 2 (medium sized) (chopped finely)

Cooking oil – 2 tablespoons

Mustard seeds or rai – 1/2 teaspoon

Cumin seeds or jeera – 1/2 teaspoon

Green chillies – 2 to 3 nos (chopped finely)

Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon

Garam masala – 1 teaspoon

Few curry leaves

Chopped coriander leaves to garnish

Salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan on medium flame.  Add mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.  Once the seeds stops spluttering, add jeera and saute till light brown.  Add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves and cook on a medium flame till the onions become translucent.


Add chopped capsicum, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.


Cover the pan with a lid and cook on a low to medium flame till the capsicum is lightly cooked and becomes little soft.  Then add tomatoes and mix well.  Cook till all the veggies are cooked and tomatoes become soft.


Once the veggies are well cooked, add red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala and mix well.  Now add paneer pieces and combine together.  Cook for another 2-3 minute on a low flame.


Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well.  Switch off the flame.


Serve paneer capsicum subzi hot with rotis, parathas, naans or jeera rice.



You can stir-fry the paneer pieces before making the subzi.  It enhances the taste of the subzi.

After adding the paneer, do not cook for a long time, otherwise they become little rubbery.  Add them a couple of minutes before switching off the flame.



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