To make paneer khurchan heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. You can also use butter. Add cumin seeds and let splutter. Next add finely chopped onion, minced ginger garlic and slit green chilies.
Saute well until the onions turn a bit soft. Add methi leaves if using and mix well.
Now add the finely chopped tomatoes and bell peppers together. Mix well and saute in high flame for 2 minutes.
Next we will add the spice powders. Add 1/2 tsp garam masala powder, 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder, 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder. You can add 1 teaspoon red chili powder for spicier khurchan paneer. Also add salt to taste.
Mix well and saute everything in high flame, scrapping off the masala from the bottom of the pan as required.
Add the paneer cubes and toss well. Scrape any masala at the bottom of the pan and coat well.
After adding paneer cubes, make sure they touch the bottom of the tawa and saute in high flame to infuse some smoky flavor. This also makes the paneer crispy with golden brown exterior.
Now add kasuri methi if you have not added fenugreek leaves in the beginning. Also add chopped coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well Serve paneer khurchan hot immediately.