Kadai Paneer

A few paneer dishes are famous world-wide and Kadai Paneer is one of them. It has the wonderful flavour of bell peppers along with the fresh coriander and red chilli powder. Hope you like this recipe.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: North Indian

Time: Preparation – 10 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 30 mins

Servings: 2-3

Ingredients:

  1. Paneer (Cottage Cheese) – 200 grams (cut in cubes)
  2. Onion – 1 medium (finely chopped) and 1 small (cut in cubes)
  3. Tomatoes – 3 medium (finely chopped)
  4. Capsicum – 1/2 cup (cut in cubes)
  5. Red Bell Pepper – 1/2 cup (cut in cubes) (optional)
  6. Ginger Garlic Paste – 2 tsp
  7. Coriander Seeds – 2 tsp
  8. Kashmiri Red Chilli – 3 (you can use kashmiri red chilli powder as well)
  9. Garam Masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  10. Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp
  11. Oil – 2 tbsp
  12. Green Chilli – 1 (sliced in half)
  13. Ginger – 1/2 inch (thinly sliced)
  14. Coriander Leaves – 1 tbsp
  15. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Kadai Paneer:

  1. Take coriander seeds and red chillies in a grinder. Grind to make a slightly coarse powder. Keep aside the ground masala
  2. Heat oil in a kadai or a pan
  3. Add onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute till translucent
  4. Add tomatoes and ground masala. Mix well. Cook till oil starts to separate
  5. Add capsicum and red bell pepper. Cook for 2 mins
  6. Add garam masala and kasuri methi. Mix well
  7. Add paneer. Cook for 2 more minutes
  8. Your Kadai Paneer is ready
  9. Garnish with green chilli, coriander leaves and sliced ginger
  10. Serve hot with phulkas.

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