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Friday, January 18, 2008

Kadai Paneer (Cottage cheese delicacy)

This is an extremely simple and tasty recipe from my friend, Priya, who resides in Dubai. Paneer or cottage cheese, as everyone knows, is very nutritious, and very popular among the young and old alike.. so here goes..

You will need

Cottage cheese chopped : 2 cups
Capsicum diced (any colour) : 1 cup
Tomatoes diced : 1 large (discard seeds)
Garlic paste : 1 tsp
Ginger chopped fine : 1 tsp
Green chilly chopped fine : 1 tsp
Coriander powder : 1 tsp
Kasoori methi
(dry fenugreek leaves) : 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Fresh chopped coriander leaves : 1 tbsp
Oil or ghee : 2 tbsp

1. In a pan, heat the oil or ghee (ghee imparts a better flavour, but for the health conscious, use any cooking oil).

2. sauté the garlic paste for a moment, and add in the diced capsicum. Stir fry for a minute and add the coriander powder.

3. Keep frying for half a minute and add the chopped ginger and chilly to it. After stir frying for another minute, add the diced tomatoes. Stir well and add the Kasoori methi and salt. Stir continuously for a minute.

4. Add the required salt, and stir well. Add the diced paneer to it and stir gently for two minutes, till the paneer is properly coated with all the masala.

5. Sprinkle fresh coriander leaves, and serve hot as a side dish or even as a starter.


  1. Your friend in Dubai, athum Priya..!!enthayalum dish adipoli..!!

  2. Thank you Seena. Paneer is indeed a tasty thing. I just love it anyway. do try this recipe out.

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  5. Looks so delicious..simple yet mouthwatering recipe.

  6. thanks xandra. its looks certainly matches its taste.