Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer is a Punjabi curry with fried paneer & bell peppers simmered in freshly ground masala. Addition of kasoori methi renders a magical flavor & aroma to any punjabi curry specially, the paneer ones. This is a dry curry suitable for rotis. Kadai means wok and the curry is typically served in a kadai. I love the way in which Indian curries are served in a cute copper kadai in restaurants. Getting one such kadai, tops my list of to-buy items during my next visit to India.
I would like to cook up a Punjabi curry, fill-up the kadai and click a nice picture for my blog.
Hope my dream gets realized.
See, what all dreams a foodie can have!

Bell peppers 2 cut into cubes(Diff colors)
onions 2 finely chopped
tomatoes 3 (blanched, skin peeled and made into a puree)
curd 1 cup
paneer 1 cup or 250 g cut into cubes
butter or oil 1 tbsp
bay leaves 2
chilli powder 2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
dhania powder 2 tsp
salt to taste
kasoori methi 1 tsp
prepared kadai paneer masala 2 tsp

Kadai Paneer Masala:
Dhania seeds 1 tbsp
pepper 1/2 tsp
red chillies 6
methi 1/2 tsp
cinnamon 2 tsp
jeera 1/2 tsp
Dry roast in a tawa, powder and keep aside.

1. Heat oil and butter and fry onions till brown, adding sliced garlic (1/2 tsp) and bay leaves.
2. Now add the ginger garlic paste and fry well.
3. Add the dry powder and fry. Add salt.
4. Add the tomatoes
5. Fry the paneer and capsicum and keep aside
6. Let the tomatoes boil and leave out the oil.
7. Add the curd and boil for sometime.
8. Now add the paneer and capsicum
9. Lastly add the finely chopped coriander and methi(fresh) or kasoori methi

Serve hot with rotis


Priya said...

Just love kadai paneer, can have this cheesy delicacy anytim!!! eye catching dish..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Sooper Sree...
Curry looks fab...
Even i am hoping to buy a kadai set or flick it from my mum sometime.. and present .. it..
Hope you had a good weekend.

Chitra said...

Looks Very nice, never tried..

kitchen queen said...

lovely mouth watering kadai paneer with a bright and beautiful picture.

Rohini said...

Looks perfect Vidya! Last night we had this here in a restaurant and looking at those copper serving bowls, even I made a mental note to buy one during India trip!! So much for blogging!! :D

jeyashrisuresh said...

superb vidhya,nice kadai paneer.Ur version sounds yummy.and same pinch,i too added to that copper bottomed kadai in my shopping list,when i go to india.

Vrinda said...

Looks superb and colorful...such a royal dish....yummm

kitchen queen said...

The kadai paneer sabji looks delicious and colourful.

Suvaiyaana Suvai said...

wow wonderful!!!

Anupama said...

Great recipe there!

Anonymous said...

paneer is my fav..and that colour is so gorgeous..wishing ur dream comes true.

Sanghi said...

Looks so perfect and rich delicious!

lata raja said...

Colourful kadai paneer.Ah! would love to have with phulkas.

Shri said...

You have wonderful recipes and a great blog!Your paneer dish is very tempting!

Anonymous said...

Wat a coincidence dear!!!just made it yesterday...luks sooo tasty

Valarmathi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Love paneer and this kadai paneer looks so yummy and mouthwatering.

Swarna said...

Looks delicious..first time here..Liked ur blog ..I am following u..pls do visit mine.

Parita said...

Kadai Paneer looks mouth watering, i too am looking for those cute kadai bowls :-)

Saju said...

wow..i love this recipe..new to ur blog..
fantastic recipes..
following u..
plz drop by my blog wen u get the time

Aruna Manikandan said...

Hi Vidya,

First time here.......
Kadai Paneer looks hot and spicy.
Lovely click....

Check my space when u find time

with luv,

Anonymous said...

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Rohini said...

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my kitchen said...

Perfect match with Roti,yummy