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August 19, 2013


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Kadai paneer was in my try list for long time. I never knew it’s so easy to make & a very tasty recipe. It tastes great with roti/phulka & mild rice varieties like jeera rice and veg pulav.. I had bookmarked sia’s recipe long time back. 

When I went through my bookmarked recipes, I got this link under restaurant style recipes. I made some changes for my convenience & to suit my family’s taste buds. Kadai paneer should be semi-dry in consistency like a stir fry. Crushed coriander seeds & kasuri methi are the star ingredients. 

Other than this, there can be many variations to this recipe. Some people use tomato puree & whole spices like cinnamon, cloves etc. I used chopped tomatoes, little tomato sauce & garam masala powder instead. It came out very well. My family loved its taste & flavour. Soft paneer & crunchy capsicum blended with masala gives a great taste to this recipe :) Do try & let me know how you liked it..

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For 2 persons
  • Cooking oil + ghee – 2 tsp + 1 tsp
  • Crushed dhania – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli – 1 no
  • Green chilli – 1 no
  • Big onion – 2 nos
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Tomato – 3 – 4 nos (based on size)
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder –  1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Kasuri methi – 1.5 tsp
  • Tomato sauce – 2 tsp ( i used maggi rich tomato sauce)
  • Small Green capsicum – 1/2 no
  • Salt & water – as needed
To soak in  hot water till use
  • Paneer 1 cup ( 10 - 12 cubes)
Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp ( to garnish)

    • Chop tomatoes, onions into very small pieces. Cube cut capsicum & set aside. Slit green chilli. Cut paneer into small cubes & soak them in hot water till use. It makes the paneer soft. No need to fry it.
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  • In  a kadai, heat oil + ghee & add the coarsely crushed dhania seeds. Then add jeera , pinched red chilli. saute for a second.
  • Then add the onions, green chilli, Ginger garlic paste & saute till  raw smell emanates. Next add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, salt, red chilli powder & garam masala powder . Saute till tomato turns pulpy.. Add crushed kasuri methi & tomato sauce. Stir well.
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  • Now add the capsicum pieces & mix well. Sprinkle little water to make it wet if the mixture is too dry. But make sure capsicum should be crunchy.
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  • Lastly add the paneer pieces, mix well, add little water & simmer the flame completely . Allow it to cook for 5-7 minutes for all the flavour to get infused. Mix well, Switch off the flame, garnish with coriander leaves. It will be semi-dry to look. If you want it like a gravy, add little more water to make a paste, boil & serve..
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Let it rest for 30 minutes before serving. 
Serve with roti/phulka !

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divyagcp said...

Kadai Paneer looks delicious and flavorful. Perfect side dish for rotis.

Unknown said...

kadai paneer looks so yummy and drool worthy :)

Akila said...

Yummy n delicious

chef and her kitchen said...

love this curry...looks delicious

Unknown said...

Yummy and delicious paneer.....

Rumana Rawat said...

Delicious and spicy...

great-secret-of-life said...

so tempting and delicious.. I do have this in my draft :-)

Divya Shivaraman said...

step by step clear explanation of this fabulous dish is awsome....looks super yummy

Unknown said...

love kadai panneer...looks really yummy and delicious

Unknown said...

awesome n tempting paneer recipe.....

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Priya Suresh said...

seriously makes me drool,my favourite kadai paneer.

Nilu A said...

Delicious kadai paneer.. Loved it Chitra.. Please parcel me some :-)

Priya Anandakumar said...

Awesome and very delicious Chitra...

Sona said...

Kadai paneer looks delectable!

Happy’s Cook said...

Delicious Kadai Paneer...

Treat and Trick said...

Easy to follow and super yummy!

Renuka said...

Kadai panner came out very well and tasty .

Renuka said...

Nice recepie