Kadhai Paneer

by Hiral
(Phoenix, AZ)

Kadhai Paneer

Kadhai Paneer

Kadhai Paneer has an irresistible flavor with the blend of Green Bell Peppers, dried fenugreek leaves and the cardamom. Very healthy and nutritious dish, as it contains less fat than many others and no cream. A very popular North Indian dish, which has spread to the palates around the world. Serve it with hot phulka's or a Indian bread of your choice.

Serves: 4 persons
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Preparation Time: 20 minutes


2 cups paneer cubes/ 200 grams packet of paneer or homemade paneer
½ cup diced onions
¼ cup diced green bell peppers
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 cup chopped red tomatoes
1 teaspoon cardamom powder or 1 badi elaichi
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon black pepper powder
1 tablespoon kasuri methi (dried fenugreek leaves)
1 tablespoon Vegetable/Sunflower oil
1 tablespoon butter
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a frying pan; add onions, ginger,garlic and sauté until the onions are tender. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder,cumin powder, black pepper powder, red chilli powder and saute until the water from the tomatoes have evaporated and become a thick paste.
Add green bell peppers and cover the pan and simmer it for about 5 minutes until the pepper are half cooked.
Add butter, salt, cardamom powder or badi elaichi and and sauté for few more minutes. Add the paneer pieces and kasuri methi.
Serve hot with phulka’s or a bread of your choice.

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Jul 06, 2010
I tried it and I loved it!
by: Anonymous

This is such a great recipe! At first I was a bit skeptical in trying it out because I am not normally a fan of cottage cheese, but the Indian way of preparing it is fantastic! I will definitely be preparing this recipe again.


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