Thursday, June 9, 2011

Kadai Paneer

It is not hard to sell any Paneer recipe to me as I am a self confessed Paneer lover.Though I usually do not deviate from the usual PBM route,ever since I tried Matar Paneer,I am open to trying out new Paneer dishes.So it was no wonder when Srivalli posted a step by step recipe of Kadai paneer,I was tempted to make it right away.
Fresh Paneer,crisp Capsicum and a melange of masalas in a tomato gravy was bound to be a hit.

Unlike side dishes featuring paneer,this one is not very rich or laden with butter/oil/cream to make it tasty.Sometimes,the most simplest of recipes are the most tastiest,don't you agree?
Kadai Paneer


Paneer - 200 gms,cubed
Capsicum - 1 medium,cubed

Red chilly - 1[I used the long variety-Byadge]
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp

Oil - 2 tsp
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - 1' piece
Onion - 2,chopped finely
Green chilly - 2,whole
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
Tomato -2,pureed
Salt to taste


Coarsely powder red chilly and coriander seeds and keep aside.
Chop the paneer into bite-size cubes and saute in 1 tsp oil till golden brown on both sides.Drain from the pan and immerse in about 2 cups of boiling water and keep aside.
Sauté the capsicum in the same pan till it starts browning.Drain and keep aside.
In the same pan add the remaining 1 tsp oil and add the red chilly-coriander powder,cloves and cinnamon and sauté for a minute.
Add the onions,whole green chillies and stir till it starts becoming golden brown,then add the ginger garlic paste,red chilly powder and mix well.
Continue to sauté for two minutes, add tomato puree, salt. Cover with lid and let the puree cook.
When the tomato puree is well cooked, add the roasted paneer,roasted capsicum and mix well. 

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

  • If you are using fresh homemade Paneer,you can add it straight to the curry.No need to roast or soak it in hot water.


  1. Wowwww... Looks absolutely tempting n inviting.. Love the presentation too.. Beautiful clicks as usual :)
    Indian Cuisine

  2. Oh my!!! Its all my favorites together. Love paneer and capsicum :) Kadai paneer looks just perfect/

  3. Wowwww... sounds delicious and tempting.. thanks for the awesome recipe.. :)

  4. I love kadai paneer, i like the coarse coriander seeds very much in the dish... Lovely :) And the new header pics looks pretty :)

  5. Who doesn't love this tasty cheese and paneer anything? This sounds fabulous particularly as its not rich like most of the other paneer dishes. Sometimes eating out is a put off for the sheer amount of fat floating in the dishes..

    Look yumm!!Bookmarked!

  6. This is my fav paneer dish, looks yum yum

  7. Anything paneer is my favie... This simple dish looks so flavorful

  8. I love this paneer curry...looks yummm

  9. looks perfect and tempting dear...
    love to have with roti's :)
    nice clicks....

  10. Extremely inviting and fingerlicking kadai paneer..

  11. thats such a yummy dish i love this

  12. Lovely Dish divya n the kadai is attractive too so r the pix

  13. It has come out very well dear, love the presentation :)

  14. Yumm!! One of my favourites!!

  15. paneer is my all time fav !! looks YUMMY !!!

  16. OMG my fav dish. Love your clicks and the kadai. Bookmarked this

  17. Wow... This is my fav... Looks so good... Mouthwatering. Nice recipe... YUM!

  18. One of my fav Paneer dish! Almost same method ... only diff is I add tomato pieces not puree

  19. Wow looking delicious... I Love paneer, sure to try it out soon, looks so inviting. Great recipe.


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