Thursday, August 23, 2012

Kadai Paneer - Super yum!

Kadai Paneer - This is the first Paneer dish i've tried, and i'm in love with myself coz it tasted absolutely delightful! So much that i gobbled up all the leftovers! :D

This is also the recipe for Capsicum Masala if you do not wish to use Paneer! (Though i don't know why you would want to :P )

Serves 4 people.

Time needed - 30 minutes.

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 Ingredients -

200 gm paneer
3 tomatoes
4 onions
3 capsicum
2 green chillies
2 cloves of garlic
red chilli powder
1 tbspn coriander seeds
1/2 tspn turmeric powder
1/2 tspn fenugreek powder
1/2 tspn cumin 
4-5 cloves
vegetable oil

Method -
  • Blend 3 tomatoes to get a puree. Keep it aside.
  • Mince the onions, garlic cloves, green chillies and garlic in the mixer.
  • Make little cubes out of the paneer and wash it with clean water. Chop the capsicum into long pieces.
  • Put the cloves, cinnamon, coriander, pepper into the mixer to get it minced/powdered.
  • Add about 3 tbspn of oil and 1 tbpsn ghee to a heating pan on low flame. Heat the oil for a while and then add the cumin seeds to it. Once the popping starts, add the spice mixture to the pan and mix.
  • Once the spices are fried, add the onion+garlic+green chillies+ginger paste to the pan with a bit of turmeric powder and mix well. Add enough chilli powder to the contents.
  • Add the tomato puree and salt, once the contents are fried enough and let it simmer.
  • Then add the chopped capsicum and mix. Let it cook well enough before you add the paneer. (If you wish to make Capsicum Masala. Do not add paneer. Switch the flame off once the capsicum is cooked.)
  •  When the capsicum is cooked, add the paneer to it and mix. Paneer takes very less time to cook. So add it when everything else in the pan is cooked enough. If you add it at an early stage, you wont get the nice cubes when your dish is ready to be served!
  • Let the paneer cook for about 5 minutes, switch off the flame and your Kadai Paneer is ready to be served. Have it with chapatis, rotis, paranthas or maybe rice. Take your pick and relish!

Try it out yourself and mail me a picture of your preparation to, and i will flaunt it on my blog. Looking forward to your valuable feedback.


  1. This looks so yum putti! Iam hungry!
    Love love ur flaunt idea! How cool!

    1. Haha... Thanks JO! Do try it and let me flaunt your dish ;)

  2. NKB, is capsicum mandatory, because i am kind of allergic to them :( I can put it but problem is i will end separating them from my plate while eating and no one will like it.

    1. Kadai paneer without capsicum doesnt sound good ;) U could try other veggies with it too... mayb put a few capsicum for the flavour!

  3. Looks nice! Thanks for sharing...:)

  4. Tried ur kadai paneer and it turned out yummy. All at home enjoyed but my elder one missed being away from us. U missed to mention adding salt. U may edit. A dash of sugar added to the recipe may enhance the taste.

    Good job. Keep posting new recipes for the benefit of all.

    1. Thank you so much for dropping by to comment. Will try the sugar angle the next time.
      I'll definitely edit the recipe, thanks for pointing out ;)

    2. Mom, you can make even Pranita's recipes taste "yummy", such is the magic in your hands! ;)