Thursday, 28 March 2013

Kadhai Paneer

Cottage cheese and Capsicum cooked in spicy and flavorful semi dry gravy…


200 gm cottage cheese
1 large capsicum
1 large onion, grated
3 tomatoes, finely chopped
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 dried red chilli           
1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed
1 bay leaf
4 cloves
1-inch piece cinnamon
1 tsp red chili powder
2 tbsp oil + 1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
Salt to taste


  • Cut paneer and capsicum into 1-inch squares and keep aside.
  • Dry roast cloves, coriander seeds and dry red chilli, crush in mortar or blend. 
  • Heat oil +butter in a kadai; add bay leaf, cinnamon and add crushed spices, saute for few seconds. 
  • Add onion and add ginger - garlic paste and sauté for a min. 
  • Add tomatoes, red chilli powder and cook over medium heat till the oil separates. 
  • Add in capsicum, cover and cook till capsicum turn soft. (Use 2-3 tbsp water, if required)
  • Add paneer, salt and appox. ¼ cup water and cook covered, over low heat for 5-7 min. 
  • Serve hot, garnished with the chopped coriander leaves.


  1. Looks so yummy!!Lovely pictures!!

  2. looks really yummy... the pics are really nice, preeti... :)

  3. Delicious clicks mam.. Looks very inviting :)

  4. My favorite side looks so colorful

  5. yummy dish..loved those colours..

  6. looks so yummy ...lovely clicks....

  7. Looks very yummy Preeti. Will try it out sometime :)