Thursday, September 12, 2013

Kadai Paneer / Indian cottage cheese in spices

Welcome to my 200th post. Thank you all for your warm support and co operation. Hope to continue this journey for long with you all.

This is very famous dish from Punjab. This is very simple and easy dish which can be done in 10 minutes. You can heat up the spice level as per your taste. We always wanted to create what we eat outside in the restaurant and when we get that taste we stuck with that recipe. Usually I don't make that much paneer dishes because I personally don't like paneer, so when I was making dish I wanted to add more vegetables, so  I added carrot, red capsicum. You can add cauliflower , long beans , broccoli and make Kadai Vegetable. Replace vegetable with your favorite protein and it become Kadai Chicken or tofu or shrimp. So from one dish , possibilities are endless. For this dish I didn't fry the paneer but if you like it fried , do it.


1/4 cup paneer cubes
1 onion sliced
1 red capsicum cubed
1 carrot cubed
2 tomatoes chopped
1 tsp. Jeera
1 tbsp. tomato puree
1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
1 tsp. kasori methi crushed
salt to taste
2 tsp. oil
few stings of coriander leaves chopped and few strings of ginger for garnish

Roast and Grind Masala :

3 dry red chili
1 dry Kashmiri chili
3 cloves
5-6 black peppercorns
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. coriander


Heat a dry pan, add all the masala under Roast and Grind. Dry roast them for few minutes till nice aroma come. then cool it and  put it in the grinder and make a powder.

Now heat a Kadai with oil in it.
Add jeera in it , when it crackle add onion. Cook till its translucent.
Then add tomatoes and cook till its mushy.
Add tomato puree, grind masala, ginger , garlic paste and cook for a minute.
Add capsicum and carrot and cook on high flame for 2 minutes.
Add paneer pieces and coat them with masala. Cover the lid and let them cook and get nice with each other for 2-3 minutes. Sprinkle little water if its too dry.
Add kasoori methi and salt and mix it and cook for minute.
Add coriander leaves and ginger and Serve hot with naan / roti/ paratha.
If you are lucky enough to have leftover, make kathi roll out of it.

use leftover for kathi roll.
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  1. wow very very delicious kadai paneer :) love this preparation dear :) looks so yummy!!

  2. Ah awesome kadai paneer! True it is a versatile masala it can go with anything.

  3. Lovely paneer!! and using it in the kathi roll is a great idea!!

  4. congrats on ur 200th post! the kadai paneer looks yum...

  5. Congratulations Linsy.. Wish you achieve many such milestones and lots of success.. Kadai Paneer looks delicious, tempting and super appetizing dear :-)

  6. congrats!!! this is one of my fav paneer dishes, looks delicious.

  7. Great flavors and I simply adore the combination of veggies and paneer in this dish. Congrats on the 200th post and surely there will more wonderful rolled out soon.

  8. Congrats dear, many more milestones on your way. Kadai paneer looks very scrumptious. Lovely post to celebrate.

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  9. I Just love Paneer.

    Keep in touch,

  10. Congrats on ur 200th post .. Wow
    ur kadai paneer is appealing.. nice presentation..

  11. Congratulations linsy on your 200th post. wish luck for ahead. Looking so delicious, liking the use of kasuri methi here.

  12. Kadai paneer looks delicious.

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  13. Congrats.... looks so delicious. Drooling here :-)

  14. Congrats Linsy!! Well done! Many many more to come. And thank you for bringing it over to my party, hugs!

  15. I love paneer. Kadai paneer looks yummy.

  16. Congratulations on your 200th post.

  17. Thank you for linking this recipe to my giveaway

  18. Linsy, congratulations on 200th post!!! This one is a superhit forever... Lovely flavors, lovely texture n lovely presentation :)

  19. congrats da..n this is just awesum..Iam drooling here.

  20. Congrats on your 200th post, kadai paneer looks delicious, thanks for linking to Hearth and Soul blog hop. Wishing many more yummy recipes to come on your way.

  21. congrats and kadai paneer looks delicious...

  22. Congrats on your 200th post. Way to go. Wish you many more milestones. As for the Paneer its awesome.

  23. Proud to have this on the menu this week :D Thank you so much Linsy for bringing over.

  24. Kadai paneer looks great and perfect for my rotis..!

  25. Tempting paneer dish... Looks delicious..


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