Friday, April 17, 2009

Kadai Paneer

When you want to break a diet and eat some rich and cream curry with Paratha/Chapathi, Kadai Paneer is the name that comes to my mind.When I go to a restaurant and want to eat some North Indian food this is one of my choice.But its easy to prepare it at home if Paneer is in the refrigerator.


8oz/1 pack Paneer cut into cubes(I used cut and fried)
1/4 cup Yogurt/curds
3 Onions finely chopped
2 big Capsicums finely chopped
1/2cup Tomato puree(blanched)
1tbsp Ginger+Garlic
4 Green chillies finely chopped
1/4cup Cream
3tbsps Oil
2tbsps Kasuri Methi
To taste Salt
1tbsp Cashew Paste(about 10)
1-2tsps Red chilli powder
1tsp Dhania powder
1tsp Jeera powder
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Garam Masala powder
1tsp Sugar


First fry the paneer in a little oil and mix it with curds and keep aside.

In a Kadai heat the oil and add chopped Onions, saute' till it turns light brown add ginger and garlic paste,green chillies and all the dry powders.Allow it to fry for a min and then add tomato puree,chopped capsicum and sugar.Mix it till the water in the tomato puree evaporates.

Add Paneer with yogurt, cashew paste and salt to taste with 1/2 cup water and cook till it gets thick.Finally add cream and Kasuri Methi for garnish and serve hot in a small kadai.

[Note:I like the capsicum with paneer but its an option.Add extra water if the gravy is too thick. Blanched tomatoes means boil the tomatoes,peel the skin and make a puree]


  1. Wow ... nice kane. Looks so so so yummy. What is that brownish colour in the gravy?

  2. Kadai Paneer happens to be my favourite dish too. This dish tasted better than most of the kadai paneers I have tried at indian restaurants. We loved it !! I served it in a small kadai and hot chapattis...:)
    *I used only 1 1/2 onion B`coz I thought 3 onions would make it quite sweet, along with the sugar and cream that goes in it.


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