Sunday, June 30, 2013

Kadai Paneer

Kadai panner is an awesome Indian spicy cottage cheese curry. This is easy in preparation and has an amazing taste. This is like my "Weekend special". Quick and tasty".
Lets quickly get on to the recipe.

This recipe 
Preparation time- 5 minutes
cooking time- 20 minutes
Level of difficulty- easy

Kadai paneer


  • Paneer/Cottage cheese- 200g(cut into cubes)
  • Onion-1, sliced
  • Red onion-1, cubed
  • Garlic- 2 cloves, chopped
  • Ginger- minced , 1 Tbsp
  • Green Bell pepper- 1, cubed
  • Tomato- 2, pureed
  • Green chillies- as per taste
  • salt as per taste
  • Oil for cooking
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder- 1 Tsp
  • Pepper powder- 1 Tsp
  • Fenugreek leaves- 1 Tbsp, crushed
Spices to be roasted and then grinded
  • Cumin seeds - 2 Tbsp
  • Coriander seed - 1 Tbsp
  • Pepper cons- 4 to 5
  • Red chillies - 2 to 3

kadai paneer, cottage cheese spicy curry


  • Dry roast the whole spices and grind them either in mortar with pestle or in a mixer grinder.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp of oil in a pan. Add some cumin seed and let it crackle. Once it starts crackling add the green chillies and onion. Fry until onion turns translucent.
  • Add the garlic and fry until it turns tender.
  • Now add the fresh tomato puree along with the grinded spices. Add the red chilli powder and pepper powder along with minced ginger. Fry until oil oozes out.
  • Now add the chopped bell pepper and cubed red onions. Season with salt. Cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the cubed paneer and add less than 50 ml of water. Check for salt and adjust the salt.
  • Lastly add the garam masala powder and fenugreek leaves.
  • Fry for a minute and then turn off the heat.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with Chapati, nan, parotha, puri and rice .
Enjoy and Happy cooking.

By- Sushmita Pandit.