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Kadhai Paneer

Kadhai Paneer is a great main dish for any Indian special occasion. Usually when we go to any restaurant, one paneer dish is unfailingly always ordered. it is a popular recipe of all Indian restaurant menu book.


Cottage cheese (paneer) 500 grams (Cut into 1 inch triangle shape)
Onion sliced 1 mediumkadhai paneer2
Oil 3 tablespoons
3 medium tomatoes
2 green bell peppers/capsicum, cubed
1 or 2 green chilies, chopped
Cloves 2
Cinnamon 2 inch piece
Dried fenugreek leaves (kasuri methi) 3/4 tsp
Ginger paste – 1/2 tbsp
Garlic paste 1/2 tbsp
Coriander powder – 1/2 tbsp
Red Chilli powder- 3/4 tbsp
1/2 cup chopped coriander/cilantro leaves
Salt as taste


Heat the oil in a kadhai. Add cloves, cinnamon, broken into two, and sauté for half a minute. Add the ginger and garlic paste. Saute these till the raw smell disappears. Add onion, fry till golden.

Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Saute the tomatoes till they become soft.

Cook over high heat till the oil separates. Now add the cubed capsicum and chopped green chilies and saute the capsicum for some 8-10 minutes. Do not over cook the capsicum.

Add paneer and salt and little water. Cook the gravy in low heat for five minutes. Add dried fenugreek leaves and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves on top and serve hot. It goes better with roti or naan.

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