Sep 20, 2011

Kadhai Paneer

Kadhai Paneer,as per the name is paneer in a Kadhai(wok).This is a Punjabi favorite where fried paneer and green bell peppers are cooked in a spicy creamy tomato sauce and flavored with Kasoori Methi(dry fenugrek leaves). Kadhai Paneer is a healthy, nutritious, protein-rich and almost fat-free Indian curry that will leave you satisfied at the end of your meal.


Indian Cottage Cheese (Paneer) : 200gms (Cut into small cubes)
Green Capsicum: 2 nos (Cut into ½ inch sized squares)
Tomatoes: 3 nos
Onion Paste: 2tbsp., finely chopped
Garlic: 3 pods (minced)
Ginger : 1 tsp. (minced)
Coriander powder: 1 tsp
Red chilli powder: ½ tsp
Bay leaf: 1 no
Whole Garam masala : 2 no. green cardamom, Cinnamon 1", 2 no. cloves
Oil: 2 tbsp
Cumin Seeds: ½ tsp
Salt: According to taste

Method :

Blanch the tomatoes & chop them into small pieces.

Heat ghee in a pan and fry the paneer pieces until they turn slight brown then put in one bowl hot water for softness.

Now to the same pan add  more oil, bay leave and whole garam masala, fry onion and capsicum till onion turn translucent.

Now add finely chopped garlic, ginger and chilli  powder, coriander powder to the same pan.Fry it for a while and then add fried onion and  capsicum into it.Stir in chilli powder and coriander powder.Then add the tomatoes,mix well and cook until tomatoes melt and the oil seperates.

Add kasuri methi and salt and stir them together. (If you wish,add a little tomato ketchup at this stage to make it slightly sweet and more creamy)

Finally add the paneer pieces mix well with masala,cover the pan with a lid and simmer for few minutes. Switch off the gas and  stand for few more minutes.

Serve hot with rotis and any types of rice dish.

I have taken this recipe to hamaree rasoi. Original recipe is here.

Sending this recipe to Aipi and Priya's "Bookmarked recipes - Every Tuesday (Volume 59)" , Taste of pearl City's "Any One Can Cook : Series 34" and Sizzling Tastebuds's "Foods for Fasting (Vrat ka Khaana)"


Popular Posts

Total Pageviews

View my Recipe On

Very Good Recipes
My blog is on Very Good Recipes
All Cooking Sites

Featured Post

Chana Bhapa (Spicy Steamed Crumble Paneer)

 Chana bhapa or bhapa crumble paneer is a very delicious and flavorful full of protein dish. Very easy and simple to make, need only necess...