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Kadai paneer is the combination of paneer and bell peppers coated with spicy tomato sauce, aromatic spices and herbs.  Kadai means "wok" and paneer is " fresh cheese".  This is absolutely very tasty and easy side dish to make.  This goes very well with soft phulkas, roti and even simple pulao.  Enjoy the piping hot Paneer in a cute small kadai with the soft phulkas.

Here is the recipe for making perfect PHULKAS (INDIAN BREADCOOKED ON OPEN FLAME!!!!)


Serves 6 to 7 people


Paneer - 350 gm (Home made or store bought)
Onion - 1/4 cup cubed
Red bell pepper - 1/2 cup (cubed)
Green bell pepper - 1 cup (cubed)
Tomato - 1 small (deseeded and cubed)
Coriander seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Kasoori methi - 2 tsp (DRIED FENUGREEK LEAVES)
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cilantro for garnishing


For making sauce:

Tomato - 7 (small)
Ginger paste - 1/2 tbsp
Garlic - 4 flakes (make to paste)
Coriander powder - 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilli powder- 3/4 tbsp (adjust according to your spice level)
Turmeric powder - 1tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Water - 3/4 cup (add if the sauce is too thick, so add accordingly)
Sugar - 1/2 tsp




1. Do not over cook the bell peppers.
2. Choose the tomato that is not too sour.  
Serve and enjoy piping hot with your favorite Indian bread, stuffing for sandwich or with any pulao !!!

Torviewtoronto  – (August 13, 2012 at 12:17 PM)  

delicious pictures a favourite looks wonderful

Reshmi Mahesh  – (August 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM)  

Tempting kadai paneer...Awesome clicks..

Unknown  – (August 13, 2012 at 2:23 PM)  

Mouthwatering.Very well explained, good clicks.

Nandita SS  – (August 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM)  

Kadhai Paneer looks awesome Pavithra. The clicks are making me drool :)

turmericnspice  – (August 13, 2012 at 4:16 PM)  

Looks so colorful and inviting , lovely composition !

Shabs..  – (August 13, 2012 at 5:15 PM)  

Looks very nice, just like from the restaurants pavi...nice pics.

Saraswathi Ganeshan  – (August 13, 2012 at 10:59 PM)  

I drooling here.Pictures are awesome.Thanks for sharing..

great-secret-of-life  – (August 13, 2012 at 11:21 PM)  

So Ymmuy clicks... My son's favourite

Valarmathi Sanjeev  – (August 14, 2012 at 12:51 AM)  

Yummy and colourful recipe....nice pics.

Anu  – (August 14, 2012 at 1:54 AM)  

Bookmarking it..looks so delicious..

Rosa's Yummy Yums  – (August 14, 2012 at 2:23 AM)  

Scrumptious looking! A dish fit for a king or a queen. I really have to try making my own paneer as we can't buy it here and I've never tasted that speciality...



jaya's recipes  – (August 14, 2012 at 4:33 AM)  

hi pavitra your dishes are wonderful!
do you click the pictures in day light?They are so perfect!

Manasi  – (August 14, 2012 at 11:11 AM)  

Looks so very delicious!
Bookmarking :)

Prathima Rao  – (August 14, 2012 at 10:58 PM)  

Absolutely droolworthy!!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Pavithra Elangovan  – (August 14, 2012 at 11:33 PM)  

@ Uma Thanks :) I do click pictures in day light :)

Anonymous –   – (August 16, 2012 at 5:49 PM)  

Welcome back Pavitra. You should know, you blog was missed and the kadai paneer is making me happy. I was looking for something new to make with paneer. Will try this :)

great-secret-of-life  – (January 27, 2013 at 6:07 PM)  

welcome back Pavi. So yummy kadai.. Love the combination

Anupama  – (January 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM)  

Hi Pavithra, I made this today and it was YUM!!!!! Thanks a ton for the recipe. My hubby and friends all loved it :-)

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