Sunday, April 19, 2015

Kadai Paneer

Certain accompaniments are so popular that we love making them at home and relishing them. Kadai Paneer is one such accompaniment that I just love. The crispy vegetables along with soft paneer make a wonderful accompaniment for rotis, phulkas etc.

What you need:
  1. Paneer - 250 grams (cubed)
  2. Capsicum - 1 (cut into big square sized pieces)
  3. Onion - 1 (cut into big square sized pieces)
  4. Tomato - 1  (cut into big square sized pieces) & 1 (finely chopped)
  5. Ginger - 1/2' piece (grated)
  6. Garlic - 2 (grated)
  7. Coriander Seeds - 1 tbsp
  8. Kashmiri Chilies - 3
  9. Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  10. Turmeric Powder  - 1/4 tsp
  11. Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  12. Salt - to taste
  13. Oil - 3 tbsp
  14. Coriander Leaves - a fistful (for garnishing)
How ro go about it:
  1. Dry roast the kashmiri chilies and coriander seeds until aromatic and grind them together to an almost fine powder and keep aside.
  2. Add 1 tbsp oil and saute onions, capsicum, tomatoes and paneer and keep aside. These need to be cooked at them same time remain crisp. The bite in them gives a wonderful flavor.
  3. Now, add the remaining oil to a pan, once hot add the grated ginger and garlic. Saute them until the raw smell is off. 
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute them until mushy and oil should ooze out. 
  5. Add the turmeric powder, chilly powder, salt and saute again.
  6. Add the ground chilly coriander powder and again saute well. The mixture would become dry and oil will come out of this. 
  7. Add the sauteed paneer and vegetables, salt and garam masala. Give it a good stir, in a way that all the masala should be coated evenly on all the vegetables and paneer. If you feel its dry you can a bit of water and loosen it up.
  8. Garnish with coriander and serve hot...

Njoy with your luved ones...