Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Kadhai Paneer

If you are looking for a simple and less time consuming paneer recipe then here is the option-kadhai paneer.By simple I mean less oil and spices but that does not mean less flavours.Here paneer is cooked with capsicum and tomatoes.I made this(using home made paneer) on my DH's birthday and he just loved it.

Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese 250 gm (How to make paneer)
Capsicum/Green Bell Pepper 1 Large
Tomatoes 3-4
Ginger-garlic Paste 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Coriander Seeds(Crushed) 1 tbsp
Kasoori Methi 1 tsp
Turmeric pw 1/2 tsp
Red Chili pw 1 tsp

1. Cut the paneer into 1 inch cubes and capsicum into 1 inch squares.
2. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and lightly fry the paneer pieces.Take them out and in the same pan fry the capsicums for 4-5 minutes and take out of the pan.
3. In the same pan heat 3 tbsp oil and add crushed coriander seeds,asafoetida in it.Fry for a minute and then add ginger-garlic paste.Fry for 2-3 minutes then add finely chopped tomatoes.Add turmeric powder,salt,coriander powder and cook till the tomatoes are done.
4. Now add the fried paneer and capsicum pieces in the pan and sprinkle kasoori methi and some salt.Gently toss the ingredients together and allow it to cook 5 minutes.

5. Finally garnish with chopped green coriander leaves and serve hot with roti/naan.

Also want to share my second achievement with all of you.Recently I participated in an online event Cook For Yourself by Radhika of Food For 7 Stages Of Life and got $25 Gift Certificate to shop at Trupti's Fashion Deal For Less as a winner(yahooooooooooooooooooo).


  1. i love the kadhai paneer n this looks simple..

  2. very nice recipe and congratulations for the award !!!

  3. kadai paneer looks delicious!!!.. very nice!