Kadhai Paneer

For the gravy:
  • 3-4 tsps. Oil
  • 2 Dried Red Chillies
  • 1tbsp. Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 Tomato finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. Red chili powder for color
  • 1 onion finely chopped
For the spice mixture: Blend to make a coarse powder
  • 2-3 tsp. Coriander seeds or powder
  • 2-3 tsp.Cumin seeds
  • 1-2 Bay leaves
  • 4 Cloves
  • 5 Black peppercorns
  • Small Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Cup Red or Green bell peppers cut into cubes
  • 1 Cup or 250g Paneer cut into thick cubes
  • 1 Small onion cut into chunks or cubes
  1. In a skillet or small pan add the spice mixture. Roast the spices & blend to make a coarse powder.
  2. In the same pan heat oil, add dried red chillies and finely chopped onion and cook till onion becomes translucent.
  3. Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 mins. Next add the spice powder give it a stir and cook for 5 mins.
  4. Now add the chopped tomatoes, mix well before adding the red chilli powder. Continue cooking till oil starts to separate from the onion, spice & tomato mixture.
  5. Add the bell peppers, cubed onion, cover and cook for another 5-7 mins.
  6. Now add the paneer cubes (or chicken cubes) give everything a good gentle stir, make sure the cheese pieces don’t break. Cover & cook for another 8-10 mins.
Serve hot with some rotis or naan bread.


shanthi d said…
Nice panneer recipe...Its my fav dish for chapathi...specially those on spices