Paneer Kadai

It is the time when Chefs and Cooks have upgraded themselves so much that I am in awe of the new combinations they come up with. I am totally flabbergasted by the new young chefs of Master Chef India and specially of Nikita , Neha and Bhakti . I am a huge fan of Nikita personally who is a skinny girl but with a deadly cooking IQ. She just knows  very well  which ingredient will go well with what and can you imagine a chikki (Sweet Crunchy Bars) of vermicelli and pista. She is mind blowing  and deserves to be winner. No She is not my relative but I pray she wins.

When she can cook some really lip smacking dishes with whatever is available, I feel shy to post the common recipes on my Blog . However, Paneer Kadai is something we all love and I would like to share my version of Paneer Kadai to all. Its extremely simple to make but goes well for any occasion or even if you want to a have simple meal at home.

What You Need :

250 grams paneer cubes
1 green capsicum cut into long stripes
1 large onion
42 tomatoes
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
4-5 cashew nuts
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp oil
Salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp crushed kasuri methi / dried fenugreek leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds

Steps To Make:

Soak cashew nuts in hot milk for 10 minutes. Grind to a smooth paste
Grind tomato to a fine paste
Heat oil in a pan.
Add chopped onion and chopped capsicum , ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell goes away. This might take 8-10 minutes.
Add tomato puree , cook for 5 to 6 minutes.
Add all powdered spices and crushed kasuri methi.
Add paneer cubes.
Next add the cashew paste to the curry.
Add 1/2 cup water and bring the gravy to a boil.
Add salt and sugar.
Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
Serve with Roti/Rice


  1. Wow! My kids love anything with paneer and they'll surely like this! Superb job! Nice recipe!

  2. wow what a name,sounds like a rich mughalai dish...and surely looks delicious as well...

  3. looks delicious dear......looking rich and creamy.