Kadai Paneer

Recipe Categories: Indian, Masala Recipes, Side Dish

Crunchy Onion and Bell Pepper blended with soft Panner and Kadai Masala to make this awesome and yummy Kadai Panner.

Kadai Paneer

Ingredients:

  • Paneer / Cottage cheese – 200 gm (cut into cubes)
  • Tomatoes [M] – 3 to 4 nos (puree it)
  • Kashmiri chili powder / Paprika – ¼ tsp
  • Garam masala – ¼ tsp
  • Ginger – Garlic paste – ¼ tsp
  • ½ Onion [M] – cut into cubes
  • 1 green Bell Pepper / Capsicum – cut into cubes
  • Dried Fenugreek leaves – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

For Kadai Masala:

  • Kashmiri red chills – 3 nos
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 3 tsp
  • Whole black pepper – ½ tsp

For seasoning:       

  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Kashmiri red chili – 1 no (break into half)
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Coriander seeds – 1tbsp
Serves – 3

Preparation Time – 30 min

Preparation:

  • Dry roast “For Kadai Masala” items until nice aroma comes. Let it cool, and grind it into coarse powder.
Making of Kadai Paneer
  • Take a Kadai, heat the Oil and add Cumin seeds and Coriander seeds. When it cracks, add the Tomato puree and Ginger Garlic paste. Mix it well. Let it boil until the raw smell is gone.
Making of Kadai Paneer
  • Add the ¾ portion of Kadai masala powder, Salt and mix it well. Add the cut Onion and Capsicum/Bell Pepper. Let it cook until it becomes tender. Then, add the Kashmiri chili powder, Garam masala and mix it well.
Making of Kadai Paneer
  • Add the Paneer cubes, Kastoori methi and 1 tsp of Kadai masala powder. Mix it well. Cook for 1-2 minute.
Making of Kadai Paneer
  • Serve it hot with Roti/Naan/Rice.
  • Note: The Kadai Paneer is meant to be dry.

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