Shimla mirch Paneer Bhurji | Paneer stuffed capsicum and potato stuffed capsicum in makhani gravy


Just a few days after i had made a post for Jhiva for Love with stuffed capsicum i saw the event announcement for VOW and JFI Bell Pepper . As i had already mentioned that i was not too fond of capsicum .. welll that would b an understatement..i used to hate bell peppers... but suddenly i have noticed that like onions, potato and tomatoes r d mandatory ones in the list when i go to shop for veggies... i see to it that capsicum stocks are also always full whether other veggies r available or not... so basically i have concluded that i no longer hate capsicums infact now i like them :)

So here iam with my 2 entries (as of now) for this event.

Shimla Mirch Paneer ki bhurji

This capsicum bhurji was a hit at our place...make sure that quantity of paneer is halk that of capsicum... only then the tingy taste of capsicum gets enhanced.


3 big capsicums very finely chopped (2 cups)
1 cup cabbage finely chopped
1 1/4 cup onion finely chopped
1 tsp ginger grated
Salt to taste
2 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp chilli pwd
2 green chillies slit lengthwise
2 tsp coriander pwd
1 tsp kitchen king (optional)
1/2 cup milk


1. Heat some oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and let it splutter, now add the onions and saute till light brown.
2. Now add the chopped cabbage and capsicum and spices and cover it and let it cook for 5 mns, keep stirring in b/w so that it does not stick.
3. Once the veggies are done, add the milk, and the paneer, quickly stir to make a consistent mixture and make sure the panner doesnt form lumps, as our panner qty is very less(50-100gms) it should not b a problem for us.
4. Serve hot as a side dish with parathas or any indian flatbread.

Potato Stuffed and Paneer stuffed capsicums in Makhani Gravy
I have already given a detailed recipe of the aloo ki sabji wala stuffing. You can find that recipe here.

A few days back i prepared a paneer stuffing for capsicums... sorry folks i couldnt take pics of the capsicums in gravy... Here goes the preperation...

For the paneer stuffing :2 cups crumbled paneer
1 onions finely chopped
Garlic - 1/2 tsp (crushed)
Ginger - 1/2 tsp (grated)
Green Chillies - 2 finely chopped
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Milk - 3 tbsp
1/2 tsp chat masala
1/2 tsp cumin seeds


1. In a pan heat some oil and add the cumin seeds, once they splutter, add the onions and saute till light brown, to this add all the spices and ginger garlic and chillies and saute for another minute.
2. To this add the milk and the crumbled paneer, cook for 2 minutes, the paneer is ready for the stuffing.
3. Now follow the procedure to make stuffed capsicums exactly the way it was done with potato stuffing here.

This is todays run on the Recipe Marathon. Heres what my fellow runners upto today.

Dhivya has her Spicy-Roti
Lakshmi's tempting Onion
Siri's interesting and delicious looking Fatayer Bisabanikh Spinach Pastry
Sri's must go with curd rice Dahi Mirchi or Mor Malaghai
Ranji starts it fabulously with her Blueberry Muffin
Raaga's interesting Jackfruit Curry one of my favourites.
Divya's yummilicious looking Cranberry Muffins.
Bhags comes up with this super healthy Soup stock
Arundhati's home made Grape jam

22 comments: Leave Your Comments

  1. lovely lovely burji swathi!!i have only eaten egg burji till now...this sounds wonderful..especially the addition of paneer which i love:)

  2. Makhani gravy! I would die and go to Heaven if I could taste that right now. Great job, looks wonderful!:)

  3. wow, the makhani gravy looks so delicious with the floating pepper! Great entry :)

  4. Great entry Swati, looks mouth-watering and paneer is my all time fav so abhi khana hai muje..:)))

  5. You torture me swati...I love Paneer and your dish is just making me drool madly! I am hungry! and I saw this 30min before my lunch time! God save me for another half an hour!

  6. Are u kidding me! the capscium in makhani gravy is real torture to my hungry eyes.. great entries swati.. linking u rite away!


  7. that's a great entry, Swati! looks simply marvellous and mouth-watering. No wonder it was a hit at your home. Run fast! good luck.

  8. Especially i love the makhani gravy..

  9. Wow..... Stuffed peppers in makhani..
    That was a very different recipe. Nice try....Looks great.... Swati I have some thing for u in my blog.

  10. looks awesome! i've never seen a recipe for paneer bhurji with cabbage, so that sounds really unique.

  11. nice recipe..lovely pictures..

  12. Wow, wow, wow, what can I say more? The dish looks absolutely appetizing.

  13. I can just imagine how absolutely yum this must taste....

  14. Nice bhurjee idea you have here. I havent gone beyond eggs ever

  15. wow!looks so colorful and yumm dear!!!!and thanks for the surprise too:)))

  16. Love the way you have decorated with green and red capsicum

  17. lovely bhurji and mouthwatering pics swathi

  18. both the dishes looks yummy Swati :).
    Glad that you started liking peppers it has many advantage to include in daily meals :D.
    Thank you for being a part of VoW-JFI :). hugs.

  19. am sorry people for not replying to the comments individually... but it makes me feel so good that u guys r likng it so much ...
    thanks a ton

  20. welcome to my blog alpa and sangeeth

  21. wow very nice post Spicy-Roti and many more