Wednesday, October 11

Kadai Paneer with Bean Sprouts

Bean sprouts are rich in vitamins with low carbohydrates. They are healthy and are used much in chinese cooking. These sprouts have been gaining popularity in recent times .
I wanted to use these in our cooking for a long time and when I saw Nanditha’s ‘twist in a plate’, I thought I could use them.
Everyone would be familiar with kadai paneer. I just love them. This is the usual kadai paneer recipe and I just added bean sprouts for a different taste. It turned out good with soft paneer and crunchy bean sprouts.
This is my entry to Saffron Trail’s WBB#6 ‘Twist in a Plate’.


Paneer- 250 grams
Capsicum- 2 small
Tomatoes-red and ripe ones- 3 large chopped finely
Onions- 1 large choppe finely
Bean sprouts(mung)- ½ cup
Coriander seeds- 3 tsp
Red chilli- 1
Chilli powder-1 tsp
Garam masala- ½ tsp
Kasoori methi- ½ tsp
Green chilli-1 chopped finely
Ginger- 2” piece chopped finely
Coriander leaves- 2 tsp chopped finely
Oil+ghee- 5 tsp
Cuminseeds- ¼ tsp
Cinnamon- 1” piece
Cardomom- 1
Bay leaves- 2


Cut the paneer and capsicum lengthwise. Grind the coriander seeds and red chilli to a coarse powder.
Heat oil+ghee in a kadai and add cinnamon, cloves ,cardomom, bay leaves and cumin. Add onion, green chilli, ginger and bean sprouts and fry for some time. When the onions turn transparent add the tomatoes , salt and chilli powder. Simmer the flame and cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes or till the tomatoes become mushy and well cooked . At this stage add the coriander+ redchilli powder and capsicum pieces. Close with a lid and cook for 5 minutes . Finally add the paneer pieces,kassori methi and garam masala powder. Cook for a few more minutes and garnish with coriander leaves .
Serve hot with roti/naan.


Anonymous said...

I have seen these sprouts here, but never used them. Your kadai paneer looks very tempting. I will try it sometime..thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love bean sprouts and use the only in fried rice and stuff like that. Never tried to put it in an Indian dish...paneer and sprouts looks irresistibly yummy.nice recipe prema..

Anonymous said...

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Kavitha said...

Interesting addition of bean sprouts. I will try that next time. Nice pictures too!

jayshree said...

Nice pics Prema very tempting...

FH said...

Love it!! Bean sprouts and paneer are wonderful combo and healthy!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful recipe, Prema. Healthy and wholesome, I like your version of kadai panner. I have some leftover bean sprouts and just thinking what to do with them. Now I know what to do.:)
Thanks for sharing.

Ananta said...

Yesterday i prepare this recepie.Taste is very good.My hubby likes this one.Thanks for sharing a nice recepie.

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
I use bean sprouts with beans poriyal. Using with Paneer very creative.Thanks for sharing.

indosungod said...

Prema Kadai Paneer looks too tasty to resist.
I am wondering how it would taste if we substitute Tofu with Paneer, just because I have some Tofu sitting in the fridge.

Prema Sundar said...

Thanks shilpa.. U have introduced so many new vegetables to me and it is surprising that u have not tried these sprouts.. try it and i bet u will come out with a new recipe with sprouts.
Oh u use it in fried rice.. haven't tried that way Maneka..will try it next time .thanks
Thanks jayashree for tagging me. iam not sure whether I can do this as I am leaving to India this weekend. I will try my best to play this.
Jayshree and spicelover ..thanks for ur kind words.
Sure is healthy Asha.. thanks
Welcome to my blog Indira.. Thanks for ur kind words .Happy to see ur comment. Try it and let me know if u like it.
Welcome Ananta and thanks for trying it out.Glad that u liked it.
Hi MT, bean sprouts with bean poriyal is interesting. thanks for a new combo.
U sure can use tofu instead of paneer Indo. Though the taste may be a bit bland when compared with paneer, It is very healthy .Thanks

Meena Kandlakuti said...

panner looks great...prema...sure one to give a try..thanks for sharing:-)

Anonymous said...

Using Bean sprouts is so innovative and using them with paneer is just one nutritious hot pot,I can't resist...Prema,Thanks for this lovely recipe.

Shruti said...

it looks yummy...
m mom too is a very good cook...
and this time me going to have all from his list...

happy diwali..

Unknown said...

Hey Prema
Thats a great idea and a wonderful may to make kadai paneer healthier...
Thanks for your entry and cya at the round up! Seasons greetings in advance :)

Unknown said...

hi thnx for the recipe...healthy tooo

Nidhi said...

I tried this recipe and my husband just loved it with chapati. He said, its very creative. I also love to cook and try new dishes and have also started writting my own blog for cooking. Please do try some of my instant recipes and leave some coments on how I can improve my blog and recipes. Thank you so much. My blog address is

Revathi said...

Looks delicious!!!

Anonymous said...

wow, very eye catchy food. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the wonderful recipe
this dish is making me to drool
will try out the recipe for sure
thanks for sharing it with us

explorer said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful are looking gud too

Neha Shah said...

Hi Prema, just happened to come across your recipe on the net and decided to give it a try. Must say it was really very good and we had a great sunday meal! :)