Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kadai Paneer


Paneer/Cottage cheese is a vegetarian cheese made without rennet which is a very good source of calcium and protein however it is high in fat, so watch out and eat in moderation. Kadai paneer is a famous Indian side dish which is made with cottage cheese, bell pepper and spices and tastes fantastic with flat bread or rice or just tastes great by itself.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Cooking Time – 15 Minutes

Serves - 4


Paneer Cubes – 2 Cups

Cubed Bell Pepper/Capsicum/Shimla Mirch – 1/2 cup

Sliced Onions – 1 Cup

Chopped Tomatoes – 1 Cup

Ginger Garlic Paste – 1 Tsp

Turmeric powder – 1 Tsp

Red Chili powder – 1 Tsp

Dried Fenugreek leaves(Kasoor Methi) –1 Tsp

Oil – 1 Tbsp

Clarified Butter – 1 Tbsp

Bay leaf – 2

Cloves – 2

Cinnamon - 1

Salt – 1 Tsp or to taste


1) Heat Oil in a pan, add cinnamon, cloves and bay leaf and then add the ginger garlic paste.

2) Grind the tomatoes into a paste.

3) Now add the onion and saute till they are translucent. Now add the tomato paste, turmeric

powder, red chili powder, salt and fry till the water from the tomatoes evaporate and it becomes a thick paste.

3) Add green bell peppers and cover the pan and simmer it for about 5 minutes until the pepper are half cooked.

4) Add butter,the paneer pieces and crushed kasoor methi and cook till the bell pepper is cooked


5) Serve hot with Indian flat bread.


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