Jerk Paneer with Peppers

Jerk Cottage Cheese (Paneer)

With the Jerk Cottage Cheese (Paneer) dish, you can bring the flavors of Jamaica in your own home!

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica. A very hot spicy mixture called Jamaican jerk spice is used for marinating. This is a spicy seasoning which can be used to grill meat, tofu, paneer and vegetables. I have made sweet and tangy peppers to compliment the grilled Paneer. My family loves this dish.

Serves: 4
Prep time: hours and minutes
Total time: prep + cook time


Jerk Cottage Cheese, Marinade Jerk Cottage Cheese

Marinade for Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
½ cup spring onion, coarsely chopped
6 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon ginger, chopped
2 Red fresh chilli chopped
2 Green chilli chopped
2 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
3 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tsp salt
½ tsp nutmeg powder
½ tsp dried thyme
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
250 grams Paneer (cottage cheese)cut into big square pieces
Spring onion greens chopped to garnish

Peppers & onion for Stir fry

For the stir fried peppers
½ cup Green pepper sliced
½ cup red pepper sliced
½ cup yellow pepper sliced
1 large onion sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon tomato ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcester sauce
½ teaspoon lemon juice
A few drops of Tabasco
Salt to taste

Cottage cheese

  • Make a paste of all the marinade ingredients in a food processor. (Except cottage cheese)
  • Now marinate the cottage cheese pieces coating them well.
  • Leave to marinade for at least 2 hours.
  • Place the cheese pieces on a hot grill and turn after some time.
  • Brush the remaining marinade and grill till grill marks appear on all sides.
  • Garnish with greens of spring onion.

For the Stir fried peppers

  • Heat the oil in a pan on high heat. Add the sliced onions and all the peppers.
  • Sauté the peppers on high heat with salt.
  • Add all the sauces and lemon juice, stir for a minute.
  • Take the pan off the heat.
  • Serve with grilled cottage cheese.




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