Kadhai Paneer/ Punjab Special

Punjab has been to me what the bollywood movies make me believe, the green and golden luscious farms , dance and music and most importantly the abundant food.
Although paneer is now adopted by all states with equal zest I still associate it with the northern states. Most importantly the punjabi style of cooking.
I also prefer it more in those gravy than any other way. This particular dish is favorite with all members in the family.

1 cup fresh paneer chopped
1 large onion finely chopped
3 tomatoes finely chopped/ pureed
1 large capsicum, finely chopped
1 tspn ginger garlic paste
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn turmeric
1 tspn coriander cumin powder
1 tspn garam masala
1 tspn cumin seeds
1 tspn dried fenugreek leaves/ kasuri methi
1 tspn ginger juliennes
2 tspn Oil
salt  to taste
fresh coriander to granish

1) In  pan, heat the oil. Add cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste and saute
2) Add the onions and saute it till it is soft and cooked
3) Next add the tomato puree and cook it for 7 to 8 min until the oil starts sperating at the edge
4) Add the capsicum and all the dry masalas except kasuri methi and garam masala
5) When the capsicum is tender add a cup of water to make the consistency of gravy
6) Add the chopped paneer and let it simmer for few minutes
7) Add the garam masala and kasuri methi in the end and mix well
8) Serve hot with tandoor roti.


Priya Suresh said…
Paneer dishes are always my weakness, Kadhai paneer is just inviting me.
I remember at one time I thought of paneer as something exotic. It takes any dish to a whole new level.
Srivalli said…
Paneer in any form is my favorite!..great dish..
Unknown said…
Paneer dishes are always welcome!! so flavorful and delicious!!
Pavani said…
That is a yummy looking paneer curry.
Harini R said…
Perfect with tandoori roti!! Lovely Pradnya.
Usha said…
Lovely curry and goes with any variety of roti and even with rice. Good one.
Yummy looking paneer curry...
Padmajha said…
The final pic is so tempting me to try some soon. I am yet to post this recipe and now I am drooling over yours. Love the paneer garnish :)
Chef Mireille said…
I love paneer and this looks like a delicious way to utilize it
Archana said…
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! my favourite. I will love to join you for khadai paneer anyday.
jayanthi said…
kadai paneer is my favourite order at restaurants too.. looks perfect.. please hand me some rotis right now..
Punjab and Paneer go hand in hand...super tempting paneer from my fav. Cuisine.
Suma Gandlur said…
Recently when got to visit the state, I too was expecting to see green, luscious farms as I too has the same impression as you about Punjab. I guess it is due to movies' influence. :)
Kadai paneer looks yummy.

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