Kadai Paneer is a very simple and tasty dish make with Indian cottage cheese/paneer and capsicum. Kadai means wok and paneer means cottage cheese.This dish is typically served in kadai in restaurants. I used homemade paneer, so it was very soft and tasty. Today we will learn how to prepare Kadhai paneer following our easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Cut paneer into small cubes and shallow fry the paneer slightly. Keep it aside.
Cut capsicum into squares and saute it separately in just 2 tsp of oil. The capsicums should retain its crunchiness, so do not overcook.
Cut onion into squares.
Put 2 or 3 tomatoes in boiling water and switch it off. After 10 minutes, remove its skin and puree it. Keep 1 cup of tomato puree ready.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a kadai, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add onions and saute until onions turn golden brown. Stir continuously for even browning. Add a little salt to speed up the process. Keep the flame on medium.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Then add tomato puree, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala and salt needed.
Cook well until oil separates. Look at the picture of the gravy below. Once the tomato puree is well cooked, add paneer cubes and cook for 2-3 minutes on low flame. (do not add paneer without cooking the tomatoes well)
Then add the capsicum and cook covered for another 2-3 minutes. You can add 1 or 2 tbsp of water, if the sabzi is too dry. This sabzi will be semi dry.
Then add finely chopped coriander leaves and crushed kasuri methi. (add kasoori methi by rubbing between your palms as it will enhance the flavor).
Garnish with a tbsp of fresh cream to make it rich.(dairy cream -you can use amul cream)
If you want kadai paneer gravy, then add a little water and cook for a few more minutes until well blended.
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