Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Kadai Vegetable

Our son is crazily in love with Paneer. I picked up some on my Indian store errand. Was looking for a different recipe for using paneer other than making the usual Paneer Butter Masala or Paneer Peas Masala that I usually make. Stumbled into this recipe in Radhika's site. Made it with a few variations here and there. We really loved it. Enjoyed it with some Paneer Paratas. Recipe again from Radhika's Tickling Palates. 

Paneer 1 cup
Mixed vegetables 21/2 cups steamed
Onion 2
Tomato 4
Garlic 2 pods
Coriander leaves to garnish
Lime 1/2

To Powder
Cumin 1 tsp
Coriander 2 tsp
Clove 2
Star Anise 2
Bay Leaf 2
Poppy seeds 1/2 tsp
Pepper 1 tsp
Cardamom 1
Red Chilli 2
Cinnamon 1 inch
Ajwain 1/4 tsp

Method of Preparation

1. Dry roast all the ingredients under To powder and powder them in a mixie.

2. Shallow fry the paneer in a tawa and keep aside.

3. Slice the onion and fry them in a tawa. 

4. When it starts to brown, add the vegetables. I would have liked to use come cauliflower and green peppers. Did not have either of them. So had to make do with frozen mixed vegetable (carrots, peas, broccoli and cauliflower).

5. Add the spice mix and toss well.

6. Puree the tomato and add to the pan. Mix well. Add a little water if required. Cook till the tomato is cooked well and the raw smell is gone.

7. Add the paneer and some salt. 

8. Switch off after a few minutes. Add the lime juice and coriander leaves. 

Serve with hot rotis or Paratas. We enjoyed with some paneer paratas. Recipe to follow soon!!

Linking this to Vegetarian Side Dishes Priya's event hosted by Vardhini


  1. we have many paneer fans at home to :) the curry looks so yummy!

  2. Wat a prefect side dish for rotis..

  3. Very delicious dear......

  4. Oh this one happens to be one of Kids favorite. Thanks for trying out and the clicks make me more hungry Roshni.

    Tickling Palates
    Event : Chilled Delights

  5. Delicious and yummy side dish...Paneer is my daughter's favorite too

  6. looks delicious and perfect

  7. Tempting with the rotis beside. Thx for linking.