Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Quick Fix Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer /  Cottage Cheese is a well known Indian dish available in the menu of most restaurants and eateries. There are different variations to a Kadai Paneer. Here is our take on Kadai Paneer, it's super quick to make and absolutely delicious!


  • Cottage Cheese / Paneer - 1 bowl, diced into cubes
  • Onion - 1 small finely chopped
  • Capsicum - 1 small, finely chopped
  • Tomato - 1 small, finely chopped
  • Fenugreek seeds / methi seeds - a pinch
  • Turmeric powder / haldi powder - 1/2 tsp.
  • Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp.
  • Cream - 50 gms.
  • Kasoori Methi - for garnishing
  • Garlic - 2 cloves finely chopped
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp

How to prepare kadai paneer:
  • In a pan, heat oil. Add onions and saute till the onions turn translucent. Add the jeera and saute well. Now add the tomatoes and capsicum and saute till they are soft.
  • Add haldi powder, red chili powder, methi seeds and garlic and saute till the garlic is cooked.
  • Add paneer and saute so that the spices mix well. Cook for a minute.  
  • Lower the flame and add the cream. Mix well and take off the flame. 
  • Sprinkle kasoori methi and fresh finely chopped coriander. 
Serve with rice or pulao or chappati.