Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the pepper halves onto a sheet pan
, and drizzle
with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, and bake in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until softened. Once the peppers are cooked, remove them from the oven, and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 3 tablespoons oil in a nonstick pan. Add the cumin seeds, and fry
for 20 to 30 seconds, or until the seeds are fragrant. Add the chopped onion, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden brown. Add the tomatoes, ginger
, beans, salt, turmeric
, chile powder
, and garam masala
, and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the tomatoes
have softened, and reduced to a pulp.
Add the crumbled paneer, and the water, and stir until well combined. Bring the mixture to a simmer, and simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the heavy cream, and season well with freshly ground black pepper. Simmer the mixture until heated through.
Add the chopped cilantro
, and continue to simmer
the mixture for 4 to 5 minutes, adding tablespoons of water as necessary to stop the sauce
from drying out as the paneer absorbs the liquid.
Preheat a grill
to its highest setting and lightly oil the grates. While the grill is heating up, fill each of the roasted pepper halves with the paneer mixture. When the grill is hot, grill the stuffed peppers until the paneer mixture is golden brown.
To serve the dish, place one or two stuffed pepper halves onto each serving plate, and spoon a portion of basmati rice