Sunday, March 31, 2013

Kadai Paneer-Side Dish For Roti

kadai paneer 1   

                  I have never had kadai paneer before but still heard about it and since it’s a dry side dish I was little hesitant to try it out as was afraid whether my hubby will like it  or not Sad smile  as always he would love to have only thick gravies for roti’s or chapathi not the dry gravies.But since this time i bought paneer from cosco I was having huge paneer lying in my fridge and some how wanted to finish off. So I got the recipe from my sis . She use prepare to Menu Rani Chellam’s style which she learnt from her, when she went to her cookery class.So I was little confident that definitely it will turn out to be great but only thing is my hubby should like it.But after having it he said ok for this dry gravy side dish alone.Since he loved this one planning to slowly try other dry gravies also for roti’s.But this time I tried with parotta and turned out to be nice.In future coming posts planning to try lot more  paneer recipes and post in my blog.So if no  further delay let me go to kadai paneer.


Ingredients :

Paneer 200 gm
Capsicum 2 nos cubes
Onion 2 nos
Tomato 3 finely chopped
Curd 1 cup
Red chillie powder 3/4th tsp
Dhania powder 2 tsp
Kasoori methi 1 tsp
Kadai paneer masala 2 tsp
Garam masala powder 1 tsp
Ginger garlic paste 1 tsp
Salt Req

Kadai Paneer Masala(roast and powder) :

Dhania 1tbsp
Pepper 1/2 tsp
Red chillies 6 nos
Fenugreek seeds 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon 1inch piece
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp

Seasoning :

Butter 1 tbsp
Bayleaves 2


1. Roast the items and powder them in the blender/mixie which is given under kadai paneer masala.




2. Add few teaspoons of oil in a wok,saute the capscicum and paneer and set aside.


saute paneer


3.Now do the seasoning given in the sesoning column and fry onions till they turn transculent.


saute onion

4. Then add the tomato and fry till it turns mushy.





5. Once the onions turns mush add the dry powders along with the grind powder and salt.


dry powders


6. Now churn the curd and add to the other ingredients in the wok.




7.Once the curd is nicely mixed add the sauted paneer and capsicum.


add paneer


8. Mix everything well so that paneer and capsicum is well coated with the dry powder and mixes nicely with the other ingredients .


mix well


9.Serve hot with any kind of rotis/phulkas.I served with parotta.

kadai paneer


Notes :

1. Don’t put the entire kadai paneer masala powder.Just go along with the measurements given and reserve the rest of the powder.

2. I added less spice powder as the powder I’m using is too hot.So adjust according to the taste.

3. Churning the curd give nice look which I didn’t do.

4. While sauting capsicum have to take care to retain the crunchiness.



I’m very happy to receive  my second liebster award from Priya's space.Thank you Priya for passing me the award and glad to receive the award from you.




Deeksha said...

looks very tempting. Irresistible.

Wer SAHM said...

Love this paneer dish...

Lavanya T R said...

Paneer looks delicious
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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Congrats on ur awards sudha,kadai paneer luks delicious...

Julie said...

looks tempting!!!

Priya Anandakumar said...

Kadai paneer looks delicious. Beautiful stepwise explanation

divya said...

Just mouthwatering...looks yummy & delicious!

Priya Suresh said...

Beautifully done, who can resist to this wonderful kadai paneer, congrats on ur awards.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Sudha, your pictures are stunning, literally drooling here..Love your post..

CHITRA said...

Congrats on ur award.. Kadai paneer is in my try list for long time , urs is looking yummy.. Loved the way u cut the paneer cubes :)

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