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Kadhai Paneer Recipe, How To Make Kadhai Paneer +Video

By Anjana Chaturvedi @maayeka

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Kadhai Paneer -Its among the most popular paneer dishes. Its quite Easy and quick to make recipe - its basically chunky paneer dish made in a spicy tomato gravy with freshly crushed whole spices. Kadhai paneer is a quick stir fry kind of vegetable . you don't need to make any curry or gravy to make kadhai paneer.

First you just have to make kadhai masala - for this you have to roast and coarsely grind few spices - coriander seeds, cumin, fennel seeds,pepper corn and kashmiri chili -. Then few tomato slices and capsicum cubes are stir fried slightly in the tempering and then add in the tomato puree and saute add spices and kadhai masala and saute till it release the oil.

Now add capsicum ,tomato cubes and paneer cubes are added in the prepared masala. Then you just have to mix and toss every thing together. Kadhai paneer can be served as a side dish and the leftover can be stuffed in sandwiches and rolls.

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Kadhai Paneer

Chunky paneer cubes tossed in a spicy tomato gravy with freshly crushed whole spices.

  • 2 Bell Peppers / Capsicum / Shimla Mirch
  • 1 tsp Ginger / Adrak grated
  • 2 Green chilies/Hari Mirch
  • 3 big Tomato cubed
  • 1.5 tsp Tomato ketchup optional
  • Spices-
  • 1 Bay Leaves / Tej Patta
  • Pinch Garam Masala Powder

For kadhai masala

    3 Whole Kashmiri red chilies
  • Make cubes or julienne of tomato ,capsicum and paneer

  • Dry roast coriander seeds , cumin,fennel, pepper corn and whole red kashmiri chilies and then coarsely crush/pound them

  • In a pan heat 4 tbsp oil and saute the capsicum pieces for a minutes add salt, chili powder and some kadhai masala and then take out in a bowl , now add the tomato cubes of a tomato(remove the pulp and then make cubes )and saute for few seconds and remove and keep aside

  • Now add paneer cubes in the same pan, season with salt, chili powder and pinch of kadhai masala, stir fry for a minute and then take out in a plate.

  • Now add 4 tbsp oil in the pan add cumin seeds,chopped green chilies and ginger,saute for few seconds

  • Add puree of 3 tomatoes and salt and saute for a minute.

  • Now add turmeric, 1 tbsp coriander powder , 1 tbsp chili powder ,the crushed kadhai masala,saute , cover and cook till it start releasing the oil.

  • Now add paneer cubes, capsicum pieces ,tomato pieces, tomato ketchup,garam masala ,chili flakesand 1/4 cup milk or fresh cream and mix to coat the paneer pieces with the masala paste and cover and cook for approx 2 minutes .

  • Add crushed kasoori methi/dried fenugreek leaves, ginger slices and 1 tbsp butter and chopped fresh coriander.cook for about a minute .

  • Serve hot with naan,paratha or any Indian bread

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