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Kadai Paneer

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Type of Dish: Sides and Curries  Contributed By: Manju
Prepration Time & Cook Time
Prepration Time: 30 Minutes
Cook Time:        30 Minutes
  • Paneer – 16 ounce ( cottage cheese)
  • Capsicum(green bell pepper) - 1 ( cut it into long wedges)
  • Cilantro- 2 tbsp(coriander leaves)
  • Onions- 1(medium)
  • Tomato-3
  • Tomato Puree- ½ cup
  • Ginger- 2 tsp
  • Red chilli -5( or chilli powder)
  • Coriander Powder- 1tsp
  • Kasoori Methi - ¼ tsp
  • Orange Food Color- one pinch
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Cloves-3
  • Cinnamon- 1 inch
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee – 4 tbsp
  • Oil
  1. How to make Kadai Paneer? Cut the paneer (Cottage cheese) in desired shape, also cut the capsicum(green bell pepper)and set it aside.
  2. Heat Kadai with little oil to sauté red chilli, onions till transparent ,add tomatoes , tomato puree & ginger .(salt to taste)
  3. And then take the dried kasoori methi and add it by rubbing with your thumb and finger as when you rub it, it release more fragrance.
  4. Let it stand for 5 minutes in medium flame .
  5. Then puree the above mixture in blender without water.
  6. Heat a skillet with ghee season it with bay leaf , cloves and cinnamon.
  7. Add the ground paste and cook till the oil separates.
  8. Then add the paneer to the kadai , stir in low flame.
  9. On the other side sauté the capsicum (green bell pepper) with very little ghee in a high flame till half cooked and add to the paneer in the kadai.
  10. Simmer in 5 to 6 minutes stirring constantly ,then remove from heat and garnish it with cilantro( coriander leaves) .
  11. Kadai Paneer is ready to be served with naan ,roti,raita and all rice varities.
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