Kadhai Paneer | Cottage Cheese & Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Recipe for Kadhai Paneer or Cottage Cheese & Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Kadhai Paneer | Cottage Cheese & Bell Pepper Stir Fry

I should probably start this post by a confession that this might not be the "Authentic" Kadhai Paneer recipe but this is what I call my Kadhai Paneer recipe. I have grown up eating paneer in various forms and some form of what is now popularly known as Kadhai Paneer was made in home very often. Essentially, it meant mom doing a quick stir fry with onions, tomatoes, capsicum and paneer at whatever masalas she fancied that day.

Kadhai Paneer | Cottage Cheese & Bell Pepper Stir Fry
And as much as we all resist it we eventually turn into our mothers. So it is now a regular in my house as well. It takes about 20 odd minutes from start to end, it has vegetables and then it has protein in terms of paneer. Have it with roti's and you have a very healthy well balanced weekday meal on the table. Over years, I have made a few broad changes to the Kadhai Paneer my mum makes. One, I have replaced capsicum with red and yellow bell peppers because for some reason I have started to detest capsicum, I just can't seem to be able to eat it anymore.
Kadhai Paneer | Cottage Cheese & Bell Pepper Stir Fry

The masalas I add to it is pretty much mine as well. I somehow never asked my mum what she puts in it and worked on them from my memory and then adapted them to what we seem to like right now

I should probably start this post by a confession that this might not be the "Authentic" Kadhai Paneer recipe but this is what I call my Kadhai Paneer recipe. I have grown up eating paneer in various forms and some form of what is now popularly known as Kadhai Paneer was made in home very often. Ess...

Kadhai Paneer | Cottage Cheese & Bell Pepper Stir Fry

Summary

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  • Coursemain course
  • Cuisinenorth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving
  • Cooking Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Preparation Time10 minutesPT0H10M
  • Total Time20 minutesPT0H20M

Ingredients

Paneer
200 grams
Large onion
1
Large tomato
1
Red bell pepper
1/2
Yellow bell pepper
1/2
Salt
to taste
Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp
Chilli powder
1/2 tsp
Oil
1 tbsp
For the masala
Coriander seeds
1 tbsp
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Dry red chilli
1

Steps

  1. Using a heavy bottom kadhai, dry roast the masalas - coriander seeds, cumin seeds and dry red chillies.
  2. Using the dry grinder of your mixer or a mortal pestle, coarsely grind the roasted masalas.
  3. Peel and chop onions in four quarters. Chop tomatoes in eight pieces. Deseed the bell pepper and chop them into large pieces. Chop paneer into medium sized cubes and set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a kadhai and add the chopped onions. Sauté on high heat for 2 minutes till the onions soften a bit. Add the diced bell peppers and sauté for another 3-4 minutes till bell peppers are cooked but still crisp. Add the tomatoes along with the powdered masala and salt. Sauté for 1-2 minutes. We don't want to cook tomatoes to a pulp so don't over cook.
  5. Add paneer cubes and mix just till they are coated well in the masala. Switch off the heat and serve with dal and hot rotis.
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