Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Kadhai Paneer

On friday nights, I usually try to make something special to welcome the weekend.My DH is not a big fan of paneer, however us the girls of the house seem to love paneer in any form.

I decided to make this delicious gravy with missi rotis.Kadhai(- wok) Paneer(-cottage cheese) is a Punjabi delicacy, as the name signifies cottage cheese cooked in a wok with colorful peppers and a tomato gravy.
I found this recipe at Nags' here.

You need 

Paneer 1 cup cubed
Capsicum about half a medium capsicum cubed ( i didn't use it as i ran out of it)
Onion 1 medium chopped finely
Tomato 1 large pureed + 1 tsp tomato puree(i added ketchup)
Ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon (freshly pounded)
Green Chillies 1 or 2 ( or as spicy as you need it to be)
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli powder 1 tsp
Dhaniya powder/Coriander powder 1 tsp or more
Salt to taste
Kasuri methi/Dried fenugreek leaves crushed 1 tablespoon
Oil 1 tablespoon

  • Heat oil in a kadhai (wok/pan who cares) add the cumin seeds and let it pop, now add the green chillies and ginger garlic paste.
  • I add the paneer at this point to fry and get coated with the aromas of ginger garlic.
  • Add the tomato paste and let it fry well.
  • Add the spice powders - red chilli, dhaniya, turmeric powders.
  • Add the capsicum and let it go soft.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Add the 1 tsp of tomato puree/ketchup(as i did) with the crushed kasuri methi and turn the heat down.

  • Serve hot with chapatis, naan, or missi rotis as i did.

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