Kadhai Paneer or Cottage Cheese & Bell Pepper Stir Fry is a delicious stir fry with vegetables and cottage cheese which is nutritious, healthy and definitely a star dish on the table!
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 with whatever masalas she fancied that day.
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 rotis 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.
The masalas I add to it are pretty much mine as well. Somehow, I never ended up asking my mum what she puts in her kadhai paneer. I have worked on these masalas on them from my memory and then adapted them to what we seem to like right now. And I have a son who pretty much loves paneer in any form. This means that this dish is a regular at home. Easy to make and oh-so-yum.
Talking about paneer, have you tried this grilled paneer salad with the chilli mango dressing yet?