Tomato and Paneer Sabji (Indian Stir Fried Vegetables and Cheese)

Tomato and Paneer Sabji (Indian Stir Fried Vegetables and Cheese)

This is an easy and healthy vegetable stir fry for people who love ketchup. It's a home cooked Indian dish, that pairs well with rice or pasta, that is hard to find in restaurants.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Tomatoes (canned is fine)
200 g
Red bell pepper
Green bell pepper
1 medium
Paneer (Recipe ID: 892420)
100 g
Cumin seeds
1 teaspoon
Chili pepper powder
1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
Coriander seed powder
1.5 teaspoons
to taste
2 tablespoons


1. Slice the onion and bell peppers thinly lengthwise.
2. Melt butter in a frying pan. Add the cumin seeds, and stir fry them until they start to make popping sounds.
3. When the cumin seeds are cooked, add the onion and stir fry until tender.
4. Add the bell peppers and stir-fry until tender.
5. When the bell peppers are cooked, add the coriander powder, turmeric and chilli powder, and mix well with the vegetables.
6. Add paneer or cubed firm tofu, and stir fry until either the paneer or tofu is well colored.
7. Add the canned or finely chopped fresh tomatoes, and mix well.
8. Add the ketchup, and mix well again. Bring to a boil. Taste and add salt.
9. It's ready. It goes well with rice, but it's delicious as a pasta sauce too. How about serving with some dal?

Story Behind this Recipe

When I used to live in my homeland India, a lady in our neighborhood used to make this a lot for us. Adding tomato ketchup is my mother's secret touch. I love ketchup, so I love this dish too. It reminds me of home.