Jun 18, 2013

Kadai Paneer

There are so many variations in paneer curry recipes with onion and tomatoes masala. But difference in kadai paneer or karahi paneer or kadhai paneer whatever you call is adding capsicum crunchiness. Second recipe from Punjabi cuisines is “Kadai Paneer”, cottage cheese cooked with green capsicum, onion and tomatoes in dried form. Kadai paneer is one of very famous and simple recipe from Punjabi dhaba, which generally serve with lacchaa parathas or naan. But personally I love kadai paneer with pooris.

You can easily found so many different variations in recipe of kadai paneer likewise some cook with little gravy and some cook as dried form. For this kadai paneer recipe, first I prepare onion tomatoes masala mixture and then cook green capsicum for 4-5 minutes, I don’t want to loss crunchiness from capsicum so be careful during stirring capsicum and then add chopped paneer. Garnish with green coriander if you like. 

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15- 20 minutes
Servings: 2 Persons
Category: Veg Curry

150gm Cottage Cheese/ Paneer, Cubed
1 Large Green Capsicum, Diced
2/3 Cup Tomatoes, Chopped
1/3 Cup Onions, Chopped
2 Green chili, Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger, Chopped
1 Tsp. Fenugreek Powder/ Kasoori Methi Powder
1 Tbsp. Clarifying Butter
1/2 Tsp. Coriander Seeds
1/2 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
2 Whole Dried Red Chilies
Salt to Taste
1/2 Tsp. Red Chili Powder
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1/2 Tsp. Turmeric Powder
1/4 Tsp. Garam Masala


Heat the ghee in non-stick pan. Add cumin seeds, coriander seeds and dry red chili. When start splutter, add chopped onions, green chili and ginger. Cook till to translucent and add tomatoes. Cook till to soft and mashy. 

When tomatoes leaves oil, add spices; salt, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, kasoori methi, and garam masala. Cook for two minutes and add diced capsicum and cook for few minutes, don’t overcook otherwise miss the crunchiness in capsicum. 

Add chopped paneer and garnish with coriander leaves and pinch of extra garam masala. Now kadai paneer is ready to serve with lacchaa paratha or tandoori roti.

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  1. Oh yes, there are many variations and I do love kadai paneer. Your bowl kadai paneer looks delicious.

  2. My all time favourite, love to finish that bowl.

  3. Delicious kadai paneer, love the clicks...

  4. It looks delicious! This dry version of kadai paneer can be used in wraps too :)

  5. Paneer looks inviting Preeti..nice dish..

  6. Kadaai paneer looks super-delecious dear!

  7. Would be great with chapathis. nice one

  8. Looks perfect...love to have it with roti

  9. Restaurant favorite -- looks delicious.

  10. I love this and usually eat this like a snack,by itself. Good one Preeti..

  11. This one is my favorite looks great...

  12. Looks delicious. One of my fav!!

  13. Love this colorful side dish all time.


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