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Peri Peri Paneer

Anagha Doiphode
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Peri Peri Paneer RECIPE

Peri Peri Paneer is the Portuguese sauce used on grilled cottage cheese and makes great party appetizers. Easy to make and loved by everyone. t’s based on the peri peri chili or African Bird’s Eye Chili where it gets it’s flavourful heat, adding several herbs, spices plus plenty of lemony tanginess to balance the sauce. Serve Grilled Peri Peri Paneer along with a steamed vegetables and herbed rice for a wholesome weeknight dinner.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Dinner Party
  • European
  • Grilling
  • Appetizers
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 250 gms cottage cheese (paneer)
  2. 1 large potato, boiled and peeled
  3. olive oil
  4. 3 Dried Red Chillies
  5. 3 garlic CLOVES
  6. 1/2 medium red bell pepper chopped
  7. 1 tsp vinegar
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
  9. Few coriander sprigs finely chopped


  1. Peri Peri Sauce : Take deseeded red chilies, break and place in a grinder jar. Add garlic cloves.
  2. Roughly chop bell pepper and add along with vinegar, salt, coriander sprigs, 1 tbsp oil and crushed peppercorns and grind into a smooth sauce. Transfer the sauce into a bowl.
  3. Heat some oil in a non-stick grill pan.
  4. Cut cottage cheese and potato into thick slices.
  5. Dip cottage cheese slices in the Peri Peri sauce and place on the grill pan. Grill till evenly done from both sides and grill marks appear on them.
  6. Remove grilled cottage cheese slices from the pan and keep it aside.
  7. Now,dip potato slices in the remaining Peri Peri sauce and place on the grill pan. Grill till evenly done from both side and grill marks appear on them.
  8. Now the Peri Peri Paneer and Potato is ready to serve immediately.
  9. Place salad on a serving plate. Put grilled cottage cheese and potato slices on top, garnish with coriander sprigs

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Ruchi Gaur
Ruchi Gaur   Oct-05-2018

Nice one.

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