Friday, September 25, 2009

Kadai Paneer

Kadai paneer is a super delicious and utterly simple dish. Its a classic side from the house of north Indian cooking. The essence of coriander and cumin brings life into paneer and vegetables to making it a vibrant entry on your table.


Paneer/cottage cheese (sliced): 1/3 cup
Onions (cubed): 1/3 cup
Bell peppers (sliced): 1/4 cup
Carrots (sliced): 1/4 cup
French Beans (cut): 1/4 cup
Mushrooms (sliced): 1/4 cup
Green Chilies (finely cut): 4-5
Ginger Garlic paste: 1 1/2 teaspoons
Tomato (chopped or pureed): 1
Turmeric Powder: 1 teaspoon
Chili Powder: 2 teaspoons
Coriander Powder: 4 teaspoons
Cumin/Jeera Powder: 2 teaspoons
Kasoori Methi (Crushed): 2 teaspoons
Lemon Juice: 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Heat some oil in a kadai or a deep pan. Add green chilies, ginger garlic paste and saute well. Add onions and a pinch salt. When onions start to turn pink, add turmeric powder, chili powder, vegetables and saute well. Add the paneer and saute again. Make sure the paneer doesn't break. Now add the tomato puree and mix well. Let all the vegetables simmer in the tomato puree. Once the water content from vegetables and tomato puree has dried up, add coriander powder, jeera powder, kasoori methi and stir well. Don't allow the vegetables to get very tender. Squeeze some fresh lemon and mix well. Finally add a touch of ghee before serving.


  1. You girls have a nice blog......So colourful.All the best.

  2. പനീര്‍ ഒന്നു് വറുത്തിട്ടു് ഇടുന്നതല്ലേ നല്ലതു് എന്നൊരാശങ്ക. പനീര്‍ പൊട്ടിപ്പോവാതിരിക്കാന്‍ ഞാന്‍ ഈ റ്റ്രിക്ക് ഉപയോഗിക്കാറുണ്ടു്.

    കഴിച്ചു; ഇഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടു. :)

  3. Little spicy....... The green chillies and chilly powder were a little too much...Otherwise, the dish turned out pretty well. Thanks for the recipe :)

  4. awesome dish... tried this out yesterday! a keeper recipe!


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