Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kadai Paneer | Cottage Cheese Bell Peppers Gravy

My Kids Akshita and Nishita are in love with Paneer . I try to cook paneer in different forms and feed them . They like all the paner dishes like the ever famous Mutter Paneer and Paneer Butter Masala  . Paneer Korma and Paneer Paratha  was also loved by them . Another Version I cooked paner is this a Kadai Paneer recipe.

Kadai Paneer | Cottage Cheese Bell Peppers Gravy


  • Paneer - 400 gm ( cut in to small size cubes )
  • Capsicum / Bell peppers - 2 no , any color ( Diced )
  • Oil - 4 tsp
  • Hing - 1 pinch
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera - 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 pinch 
  • cayenne pepper - 1 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Fenugreek leaf powder / Methi Leaves  - 1  tsp

To Grind:

  • Tomatoes - 3 no, Chopped
  • Ginger - 1' piece
  • Green chili - 2 no
 Blend the tomatoes, ginger, and green chili to make a paste in a mixer .

Heat the oil in frying pan and fry paneer for about 2 minutes.Take them out.

Next stir-fry capsicum until they are tender. Do not over cook the capsicum. Take them out and drain on a paper towel.

Using the same frying pan, pour some oil and add the hing and cumin seeds.

After the cumin seeds crack, add the ground puree , coriander powder, turmeric powder , and cayenne pepper powder .

Add some water to the gravy and bring it to boil , Now add the salt. Cook till the oil separates out from the gravy

Add paneer and capsicum and let it simmer for about five minutes on low medium heat.Mix Well . Add the fenugreek powder and mix

Now it is ready to serve.

This recipe goes well with Naan , also with parathas and flat breads .
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  1. Very delicious and creamy kadai paneer...

  2. Lovely. For us paneer is a once a while because we usually prefer tofu. But its sure really inviting, packed with the Indian spicy flavors.


  3. This recipe sounds rich and delicious.. Very well made Fabulous recipe. Looks so so so yummy!
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