Dec 19, 2010

Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer

Serves: 4

You will need

300 g paneer, cut into fingers
2 teaspoon ghee
1 onion, separate different layers of onion
1/2 piece green capsicum, deseeded and cut into thin fingers
1/2 piece yellow capsicum, deseeded and cut into thin fingers
2 teaspoon shredded ginger
2 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon kasoori methi ( dried fenugreek )

Kadai gravy:

1 tablespoon ghee
2 teaspoon garlic paste
3 teaspoon whole coriander seeds ( saboot dhania )
4 whole dried red chillies
2 green chillies, slit, deseeded and chopped
2 teaspoon chopped ginger
4 - 5 tomatoes. chopped
2 teaspoon kasoori methi
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
3/4 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )


For Kadai gravy:

To prepare the kadai gravy, pound dry red chillies and saboot dhania to rough powder ( you may use the chakla belan ).

Heat ghee in a kadai, reduce the heat to medium, add garlic paste and fry till light brown and raw smell disappears.

Add coriander - red chilli powder and saute for 1 minute.

Add green chillies and chopped ginger. Saute for 1 minute.

Add chopped tomatoes and fry until the ghee comes to the surface and well blended with all the spices.

Add kasoori methi, salt to taste and garam masala powder. Mix all the ingredients well and keep aside the kadai gravy.

Final preparation:

Heat ghee in another kadai and saute onions till light brown. Add capsicum ( yellow and green ) pieces and saute for 2 minutes.

Add shredded ginger and saute for 1 minute.

Add kadai gravy and saute for 3 - 5 minutes until ghee separates.

Add chopped coriander leaves, paneer and adjust salt to taste. Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 5 - 7 minutes ( till paneer softens )

Sprinkle garam masala powder and kasoori methi. Serve hot with any Indian breads of your choice.

Basic recipe credit - Nita Mehta’s cookery book


Priya Sreeram said...

this looks yummm !

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Priya Suresh said...

Omg, droolworthy kadai paneer..