Kadai Paneer


200 gm paneer /cottage cheese, cubed
2 large onions, chopped
2 tsp ginger, crushed
2 green chillies, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 capsicum, diced
2 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander seeds, crushed
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp kasuri methi
coriander leaves, chopped
salt to taste
3 tbsp oil


  1. Place the paneer cubes in a bowl of hot water and keep it aside for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan/ kadai and add crushed coriander seeds and cumin seeds and saute for few seconds.
  3. Add chopped onions and saute well till transparent.
  4. Add crushed ginger and chopped green chilli and saute well till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute well till it turns soft and mushy.
  6. Add chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt and fry till the raw smell disappears and the oil starts to appear.
  7. Add diced capsicum and fry for about 2-3 minutes on high flame.
  8. Then add the paneer cubes and crushed kasuri methi and mix well.
  9. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook for another 5 minutes on low flame until the masala is well coated with paneer.
  10. Add the chopped coriander leaves and remove from flame….

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