Roasted Mushrooms, Peppers, Paneer Curry

Every time I roast mushrooms for a pasta dish or quiche or even as an appetizer it always occurs to me that these gorgeous roasted mushrooms would taste wonderful with some Indian spices. I finally decided one day to make that roasted mushroom curry I’d been thinking about for a long time. I added paneer (pressed curd cheese) to the dish to give it some substance, but you can also use tofu or any meat of your choice instead.  Here is the recipe.


Roasted Mushroom Pepper Paneer/Tofu  Curry
makes 6 servings


  • 1 lb cremini mushrooms cut into quarters
  • 2 large bell peppers cut into medium lengthwise pieces
  • 1 large onion cut into half rings
  • Fresh grated ginger to your liking
  • 8 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt
  • Paprika or chili powder to your liking
  • Oil
  • 1 block paneer cut into small squares or 1 block tofu cut into small squares. You can leave both the paneer and tofu out of this dish and it will taste just as good.


  • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place the chopped mushrooms and cut bell peppers on a cookie sheet. Drizzle 2 tbsp oil and toss around. Roast in oven for 30 -45 minutes until mushrooms and peppers are tender.
  • In a pan heat 1 tsp oil and sauté paneer or tofu until they are golden brown. Set aside.
  • In large pot heat 2 tbsp oil and sauté garlic, ginger and onions until tender. Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and chili powder (optional) and mix into onions and garlic- 5-10 seconds. To the spices add the roasted mushrooms and peppers, braised paneer or tofu, salt and mix together. Cover pot and heat through for 5 minutes to let the flavors marinate.
  • Mushroom Curry is ready. Serve hot with tortillas or as a side dish. You can use this mushroom curry in a burrito with some added lettuce, salsa, and avocado.



11 thoughts on “Roasted Mushrooms, Peppers, Paneer Curry”

  1. I’ve made this multiple times for dinner– served with rice, in a pita, eaten like a burrito… The boyfriend and I really enjoy it! I use chicken instead of paneer. I’ll have to try it with paneer next time. This recipe is so quick and easy and soooo flavorful!!

  2. Look what I made for dinner last night – your mushroom/paneer dish! I found the garam masala Devi gave me some time ago and used it and it was perfect!! We made burritos with it as you suggested on your blog. Dave is not keen on bell peppers so I added some tomatoes, asparagus, green onions, basil and cilantro!😜. Anyway, I will be making it again! Thanks for the recipe!❌⭕❌⭕

  3. Dhruv loves Mushrooms just like his dad and this dish certainly is worth a Try … This is innovative Kalpana as we have Kadhai Paneer , Matar Paneer , Palak Panner , Paneer Makhni but never have i ever tasted Paneer Mushrooms …. Thx …
    Folks , you can make your Own Paneer at home is the Link – it is fresh and it is healthy
    the Nanak Paneer comes from Canada and i am not aware of its Fridge Life ..

    www. wikihow . com /Make -Paneer

    just google and you will find so many easy way to make home made paneer

  4. Oooh, yummy-yum-yum!!! I can’t wait to make this dish! Where can I get the paneer cheese or could I use Feta cheese? Once again, thanks for sharing another healthy recipe!💝

    1. Hi Rose, actually you cannot use any cheese like feta, parmesan, cheddar or any of the other milk-base cheeses as they will melt in the curry and coagulate and turn the curry kind of messy and not pretty. Paneer cheese does not melt in high heat and keeps it’s shape and firm chewy texture. If you can’t find paneer you can substitiue tofu or chicken.

      You can find paneer cheese at Costco – its called Nanak paneer. Whole Foods sells panner too and I think Trader Joe’s has it as well. They are usually where other cheeses are near the feta and ricotta. Ofcourse all Indian grocery stores have paneer. Hope this helps! Let me know how it turns out!

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