Charmoula Paneer steak with mashed potatoes and veggies- recipe

Preparation time: 10-15min
Cooking time: 10-15min
Serving: 4-5


• Paneer (cottage cheese) 800 grams
• Fresh mint leaves 1/2 cup
• Fresh coriander leaves 1/2 cup
• Parsley 1/2 cup
• Garlic 4 cloves
• Lemon juice 3 tablespoons
• Salt to taste
• Roasted cumin powder 1 tablespoon
• White pepper powder to taste
• Olive oil 1/4 cup
• Onion cut into 1 inch pieces and  layers separated 1 medium
• Refined flour (maida) 1 tablespoon
• Green capsicums cut into 1/2 inch pieces 2 teaspoons
• Red capsicum cut into 1/2 inch pieces • 1 teaspoonYellow capsicum cut into  1/2 inch pieces
• 1 mediumGarlic chopped 8-10 cloves
• Black pepper powder 1/4 teaspoon
• Red chilli powder or paprika powder 1/3 teaspoon


Step 1
Grind together mint leaves, coriander leaves, parsley, garlic, one and half tablespoons lemon juice, salt, roasted cumin powder, white pepper powder and two tablespoons olive oil to a coarse paste. This is charmoula paste.

Step 2
Cut the paneer into three fourth inch thick slabs and further cut into round slices with a cutter. Place them on a plate and sprinkle salt and red chilli powder on both the sides. Spread the charmoula paste on both sides.

Step 3
Dab a little refined flour over them so that the charmoula paste adheres to the paneer steaks. Heat the grill, drizzle a teaspoon oil on it and place the paneer steaks. Close the grill and let it cook.

Step 4
Heat a non stick grill pan with one tablespoon oil. Add onion, green, red and yellow capsicums, garlic, salt, black pepper powder, paprika or red chilli powder and toss. Cook for a couple of minutes taking care that the vegetables do not become soft.

Step 5
To serve put a portion of the grilled vegetables on each serving plate and place a paneer steak over and serve immediately.


Mashed potatoes
Preparation time: 20-25min
Cooking time: 30-40min
Serving: 4-5


• Garlic  10 cloves
• Corn kernels  1 tin
• Potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 4-5 large
• Salt to taste
• Oil  1 tablespoon
• Butter  4 tablespoons
• Fresh cream  1/4 cup


Step 1
Heat water in a deep non stick pan, add potatoes and salt and cook till the potatoes are completely done. Drain ½ the corn kernels.

Step 2
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non stick grill pan, add garlic cloves and grill for a few minutes.Add the drained corn kernels to the same pan and spread. Sprinkle salt over them and grill till lightly burnt. Strain the potatoes in a colander.

Step 3
Put garlic cloves in a blender jar. Drain the remaining corn kernels and put into the blender jar and crush. Heat 2 tbsps butter in a non stick pan, add the potatoes and mash with a masher. Add the crushed garlic and corn and mix well.

Step 4

Add fresh cream and mix well. Adjust salt. Add the remaining butter and mix. Transfer the potatoes into a serving bowl. Sprinkle the grilled corn over them and serve immediately.


Final Result


Tip: serve with garlic bread

Happy eating & Happy reading!!!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Arielle Tan
    Nov 17, 2014 @ 14:24:02

    Oh wow it looks good!


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