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.