Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kadhai Paneer

Healthy vegetarian side dish, but if you are a weight watcher, beware of paneer!


  1. Paneer,cubed-1 cup
  2. Onion-1 large,sliced
  3. Tomato- 1 medium,sliced
  4. Capsicum- 1,cubed
  5. Garlic- 2 pods,crushed
  6. Ginger- 1 inch,crushed
  7. Red chilly powder- 1 teaspoon
  8. Turmeric powder- a pinch
  9. Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
  10. Salt-1 1/2 teaspoon or as required
  11. Oil- 1 tablespoon
  12. Water- 1/2 cup
  13. Coriander leaves for garnishing
  1. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the paneer cubes
  2. Drain and keep aside
  3. To the same pan, add chilly powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder and heat for a min.
  4. To this add crushed garlic and ginger, saute till raw smell goes
  5. Add chopped onions and saute till they turn light
  6. Add tomatoes, cover and cook till tender.
  7. Allow them to cool for a while.
  8. Coarse grind them in  a mixer with 1/2 cup water and keep aside
  9. To the former pan add cubed capsicum and saute for a while.
  10. Add the ground paste,salt and mix well.
  11. Test for the spice requirements
  12. Add the fried paneer cubes, cover and cook till gravy thickens.
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves
Serve in a Kadhai(Indian style pot) to get a restaurant touch! If you love biting onions, then you can omit grinding them. A very good side dish for roti/chapati/naan/rice.b Serve hot!


  1. Definitely not watching the weight! This sounds delicious!