Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer

Kadai paneer is a flavourful dish, the aroma of the spices and the colors draw you towards the food. It’s easy and a quick recipe. The basic recipe is from Sanjay Thumma of Vahrevah.com. I have made few changes to suit our taste.


250 gm Paneer(cottage cheese)

1 table spoon coriander seeds

½ tea spoon cumin

10 pepper corns

2 teaspoons fennel seeds

1 tomato (pureed)

2 table spoons butter/oil

½ cup yogurt

1 red capsicum

1 green capsicum

1 onion

2 tea spoons kasuri methi(dried fenugreek leaves)

1 teaspoon garam masala powder(I like Everest brand)

2 teaspoons chilli powder

2 table spoons of chopped coriander leaves


Cut the paneer into 1 inch cubes. Chop the vegetables into 1 inch cubes. Roast the vegetables on iron pan with a table spoon of oil for few min. It adds flavor.

Dry roast the spices-coriander, cumin, fennel, pepper. Use a mortar and pestle to powder the dry spices. Make it bit coarse.

Heat butter/oil in a pan. Add ½ of the spice powder, garam masala, and chilli powder. Stir it, add vegetables, paneer, tomato puree and curds, dried fenugreek leaves, and  coriander leaves. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add the rest of the spice powder and mix it well. Serve it with rice/roti/naan.


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© Vinaya Pai 2018


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