Paneer Stuffed Peppers with Pea Chutney
Author: 
Recipe Type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Indian
 
Reminiscent of a mattar paneer, these mini stuffed peppers are a delicious two-bite appetizer. Enjoy them warm out of the oven.
Ingredients
  • ½ pound mini sweet peppers, stems removed, halved
Paneer Stir-Fry
  • 4 oz. paneer cheese, crumbled or cubed small
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 1 inch ginger piece, peeled and grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Indian green chills (can sub in Serranos or jalapeño)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala
  • salt to taste
Green Pea Chutney
  • ⅓ cup blanched green peas or thawed out frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro leaves
  • squeeze of lemon
  • salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a cookie sheet pan.
  2. In a pan under medium-high heat, place 1 tablespoon of oil. When hot add in cumin seeds. When seeds start to brown after a few seconds, add in shallot. Turn the heat to medium and cook until translucent, a few minutes. Then add the garlic, green chili and ginger. Fry for 30 seconds, mixing about until fragrant. Add in the coriander powder, turmeric, garam masala and mix well. Fry for a few seconds. If pan is getting dry, can add in a few drops of water. Add in the paneer cheese and mix well. Sauté paneer for few minutes. Add salt to taste and turn off heat.
  3. Layer the halved sweet mini peppers on a greased cookie sheet pan. With a teaspoon, fill the pepper halves with paneer stir-fry. Place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes, until peppers are soft and drying out a little on top.
  4. Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, add in the peas, cilantro and yogurt. Puree and transfer to a bowl. Add squeeze of lemon and salt to taste.
  5. Line a plate with the baked peppers and drizzle the green peas chutney on top. Serve immediately.
Recipe by Honest Cooking at https://honestcooking.com/paneer-stuffed-peppers-pea-chutney/