Jun 15, 2011

Kadai Paneer (Paneer and Capsicum cooked in a Tomato sauce)

Kadai Paneer
This is a quick dish that can be prepared within 15 min..I know that everyone loves paneer,I love it so much..I love to try out new recipes out of paneer..In my blog you could see so many recipes made out of  paneer..Check this..I served this with Homemade Tortilla’s(will post recipe tomorrow)..This recipe is modified from Manjula’s Kitchen..Please give this dish a try and let me know what you think..


Paneer-1 packet cubed
Onion-1 cubed
Capsicum-1 cubed
Tomato Puree-1 cup
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli Podi-1 tblspn
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Ginger-1 tsp minced
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam-1 tsp
Oil-3 tblspn
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves for garnishing


Heat 1 tblspn oil in a kadai and fry paneer pieces till golden.Remove this and soak it in hot water till used.

Heat 1 tblpsn oil in kadai.Fry onions and capsicum for 5 min.Remove this and set it aside for a moment.

Heat 1 tblspn of oil and crackle some cumin seeds,ginger for 30 sec.

Add in tomato puree along with chilli powder,coriander powder,salt and mix well.Cook till oil separates.

Add in the cooked onion-capsicum mixture in this and mix well.

Drain the soaking paneer pieces and mix in this.

Add a splash of water and cook for 3 min.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with roti or rice..


Ur ingrediants

Fry paneer in oil and soak in hot water

Fry onions and capsicum in oil and set aside
Crackle some cumin seeds

Pour in the tomato puree

add chilli powder

and some coriander powder

cook till oil separates
Back with the sauted capsicum and onions

add in paneer cubes too...

Sprinkle some garam masala powder

Add a splash of water...and cook for 5 mins...
garnish with coriander leaves




  1. Makes me drool..love paneer,will surely give this a try.

  2. This is yum:) Perfect side dish for rotis... makes a hearty meal..:)

  3. Kadai paneer looks awesome! I am already craving for it.

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  4. I love paneer too! But sadly folks at home are not fond of it, so I make it once a month. Will make this soon though...

  5. I have a surprise for you in my blog.. collect it dear..

  6. my fav....looks delicious...lov it..:)

  7. This used to be the first dish on my list when i eat out....
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  8. This used to be the first dish on my list when i eat out....
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  9. love paneer in any form...your kadai paneer looks so spicy n tempting...perfect with rotis..very nice

  10. I love paneer and this just looks soooo good!

  11. Deliciously appetizing!!Looks so good!!Thank you Aarthi! XO

  12. I appreciate the colour u got from the tomatoes...sounds easy and tasty.....really gud

  13. Love paneer and this looks delicious.

  14. thats my fav paneer dish. you made it so beautifully. love your space. very refreshing new recipes and mouth watering clicks.

  15. Highly irresistible kadai paneer, delicious..

  16. Wow, this looks unbelievably good! If nothing else, I'm definitely going to have to save this sauce recipe.

  17. Aarthi, I found your site via the blog of my friend Nancy Vienneau, Good Food Matters. I just subscribed to your blog and wanted to ask if you would go to my food blog and subscribe to mine. I will now check yours out every time you post and leave a comment if you would like to return the courtesy to me if you like my blog. I am in my 2nd year of regular food blogging and love it just as you do.
    I so like Nigella as well. She is inspirational to all of us cooks. Love you site very much and I do love Indian food. Best regards, Teresa Blackburn

  18. This looks delicious! My husband wishes I cooked more Indian food. I'll have to try it.

  19. i tried dis........it was yummyyyy......tooo gud.........keep gng aarthi gud work.....

  20. Lovely.. one of my fvrt dish. Bt I add khova also.

  21. Lovely. One of my fvrt dish. I add khova also.

  22. Your recipes are wonderful and easy. I a made this paneer and everyone at my home relished it.

  23. After frying why we need to soak into hot water

  24. Hi thanks for clarification, will try and write my feedback


  25. Lots of great looking dishes here! I can't keep up with all the dishes I want to make...there's always so many good ones :)
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  26. Hi sis. ...i have a doubt. .. y should we soak fried panner in hot water? I would like to know the difference. ...between 1.what happens when we fry the paneer and directly proceed with the procedure and 2. What happens when the fried panner soaked in hot water and proceed with the process. ..and how many minutes should the panner be soaked in hot water? Kindly clarify my doubt. ..as i can follow these procedures for my rest of the panner dishes. ....and i would like to say that i have tried many dishes from your blog. ..and that have come excellently...thank you :)

  27. super yummy it looks...thanks for the recipe

  28. Hi Aarthi,
    Today I prepared this dish and it come out really tasty..got super appreciations from my hubby..very quick n easy recipe..thank you very much for such a yummy recipe..Happy n safe cooking..


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