Kadhai Paneer


kadhai-paneer
If you are craving for a simple yet tasty Paneer recipe that won't take hours of preparation, and which you can savor with Rotis/Parathas/Naans or Rice, look no further. Kadhai Paneer is a healthy, nutritious, protein-rich and almost fat-free Indian curry that will leave you satisfied at the end of your meal. Flavored with kasuri-methi, ginger-garlic and a blend of mild Indian spices, it can be ready in a jiffy and can be a perfect accompaniment to bread or rice for a fulfilling weeknight dinner! Sending this over to Srivalli for Monthly Mingle, featuring Kid's Lunches this month!

Ingredients
500 gms paneer, cut into cubes
1 & 1/2 cups tomato puree
1 medium onion - chopped
1 medium green bell-pepper - deseeded & chopped
1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp kasuri methi
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp aamchur (dry mango) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt & sugar - to taste
2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves - chopped
3 tbsp ghee or cooking oil

Method
Heat ghee in a pan, add the chopped onions and the chopped bell-peppers and saute until light brown and soft, but not mushy.

Add the ginger-garlic paste and all the masala powders, except kasuri methi, and roast for 2 mins.

Then add the tomato puree, salt, sugar, kasuri methi and the paneer cubes and let it cook, partially uncovered, for about 8-10 mins on medium heat.

Check for taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve hot with Parathas or Vegetable Pulao.

Related Recipes
Shahi Dum Aloo
Vegetable Korma
Akbari Paneer


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25 comments :

Snooky doodle said...

can I have some please. Dinner is not ready yet. :) looks delicious !

Superchef said...

mm..delicious looking, i have always loved kadhai paneer!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Slurp!!! the paneers look colorful neither too much gravy nor too dry perfect side...

Pavani said...

Mouth watering dish.. looks delicious.

Poornima Nair said...

Love this dish...looks delicious.

Vegetation said...

Mmm this looks fantastic! I adore paneer and am always looking for new ways to cook it. I'm not sure I can get mango powder in Australia however :(

Prathibha said...

Love Kadai Paneer....Kadai Paneer is very tempting..

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said...

I love kadai paneer.I like your version too.

mona said...

Kadai Paneer with kasuri methi sounds yumm. Lovely click!

Trupti said...

love any dish with paneer..looks delicious.Give me that bowl for the dinner :)

Mansi said...

thanks guys! not much to go wrong wit this recipe, ut yes, the kasuri methi does add a lovely flavor, and so do fresh tomatoes:) glad you'll liked it!

farida said...

Looks delicious. I don't think I have tried Kadrai paneed in my life.

Vaidehi said...

looking delicious!

Vaidehi
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Suparna said...

Hi,
would love to have these with rotis...it looks yummm nice snap. well written recipe.
Happy weekend
TC

A_and_N said...

I love your paneer recipes. Tried a lot of them, and this has been bookmarked too :)

Maya said...

I always seem to have some paneer in the freezer.Great recipe to try.

Lisa said...

I've been cooking with paneer a lot lately, but I never can get my fix. I want some of this right now. Lovely!

Alistair said...

Great recipes. I'm bookmarking your site right now. I feel hungry again, and I've only just had lunch!

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the entry!

Khaugiri said...

I tried it yesterday..... It was delicious.

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Nags said...

bell pepper and paneer! such awesome combo no?

tanny said...

looks damm delicious....

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Bong Mom said...

this was beautiful, thanks

Rumela said...

Thanks for the Kadhai Paneer recipe. Last summer I ate them at a party and has been looking for an authentic recipe ever since. Now I will be able to make them myself. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Almost fat free? Are you kidding me? Look up the nutrition information for paneer...

Tasty, nonetheless.