Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Riot of Colours - Kadahi Paneer

This post is my little effort to make something based on the Independence Day theme week that we are celebrating at Kolkata Food Bloggers. For me Independence essentially means to be myself. Even though my role as a wife , as a mom, as a daughter or as a sister continue to rule my life...somehow I can never let go of the woman that I am. Someone who believes that freedom gives us the wings to a better person but stay connected to our roots. Someone who believes that love can fix almost everything in this world! It is with this values that I continue to lead my life...instilling these values in my little boy too. It is love that keeps this passion of cooking and sharing going for me. Today's recipe is as usual a very easy one.Why i chose this dish is because of the riot of colours in it. The paneer and the bell peppers along with the spices make it a very rich dish just like our country is! Everyday ingredients and a little bit of love is what makes good food. Kadahi Paneer  is fast to cook and yummy to eat.


Paneer - 200 gms ( cut into strips)

Yellow bell pepper - half ( cut into thin strips)

Green bell pepper - half (cut into thin strips)

Onion - 1 medium ( sliced)

Ginger paste - 1 tsp

Garlic paste - 1 tsp

Tomatoes - 2 medium ( finely chopped)

Dry red chillies - 3 nos

Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp ( crushed)

Cinnamon - 2-3 nos

Cloves - 2-3 nos

Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

Turmeric - 1 tsp

Coriander powder - 1 tsp

Salt - to taste

Oil - 1 tbsp


Keep all the ingredients at hand as this dish doesn"t need too much of cooking time.

In a non stick pan add the oil . Splutter in the cinnamon , cloves , red chillies and half of the crushed coriander seeds. 
Once a nice aroma emanates add the slices onions and fry till light brown in colour.

Next add in the chopped tomatoes and the rest of the dry spices - turmeric, red chilli powder and coriander powder.

Fry the mix well. Add a little water if the spices tend to burn.

Once the masala starts to leave oil on the sides, add the sliced bell peppers and the paneer.

Mix well , add the remaining crushed coriander and half a cup of water.

Cover and let it simmer for 5 mins. There, your Kadahi Paneer is ready.

1 comment:

  1. We all love quick recipes and this looks like such a life saver. Loved your write up.