कढाई पनीर | Kadhai Paneer

Prep time
5 min
Cooking time
30 min
Cousine / Course
Indian-Vegeterian
Servings
3-4

Ingredients – Kadhai Paneer

  • धने / धिनया / Coriander seeds – 2 tbsp
  • जीर / जीरा / Cumin seeds – 2 tsp
  • बडीशेप/ सौंफ / Fennel seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • लाल िमरची / Dry red Chili – 1 large
  • तेल / Oil – 4 tbsp
  • अदरक / Ginger – 1 inch
  • लसुन/ लेहसुन/ Garlic chopped- 2-3 cloves
  • कांदा / प्याज / Onion chopped – 1 large
  • टमाटर / Tomato cut – 1
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt – as per taste
  • हळद / हल्दी / Turmeric – 1/4 tspि
  • तखट / लाल िमर्च / Chili powder – 1tsp
  • गरम मसाला / Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • कांदा / प्याज / Onion chopped square – 1
  • िशमला िमर्च / Green Pepper – 1 cup
  • पनीर / Paneer – 10-12 pc
  • Fresh cream – 1/4 cup
  • कसूरी मेथी / Kasoori Methi – 1 tsp

Making Kadhai Paneer

  1. Heat pan on medium, add coriander seeds, cumin seeds, fennel seeds roast till light brown, set aside
  2. Roast dry red chili for 30 sec
  3. Grind roasted seeds and roasted dry red chili together to coarse powder, set aside this powder
  4. Now heat 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan, add ginger, garlic and sauté for about 30 sec on med heat.
  5. Add onion to the pan, sauté till onion turns light brown
  6. Add tomato, mix well, sauté till tomato is cooked.
  7. Add turmeric, chili powder, Garam Masala, mix well, if needed add little water to mix well and cook for 1 more min on med, now turn off heat and let it cool down
  8. After cooking grind this mix to fine puree
  9. Now heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan, add square chopped onions and green pepper to the pan, sauté for about 1 min on med. set aside.
  10. In the same pan, now add 1 more tbsp oil, add paneer pieces, add 1 tbsp roasted seeds powder, mix well, sauté for about 1 -2 min, set aside.
  11. Take is deep pan (Kadhai), add 1 tbsp oil, heat on medium
  12. Add masala puree, mix well. Cover and cook for 2 min on med
  13. Add fresh cream, and kasoori methi, mix well, cover and cook for additional 2 min
  14. Now add roasted onion, green peppers and paneer, mix well.
  15. Flavorful Kadhai paneer is ready!

Tips

  1. Adjust spice level to your liking
  2. Roasting paneer with dry masala give paneer nice flavors
  3. Adding fresh cream to gravy is optional
  4. Green pepper and onion toppings should have little crunch

How to serve

  1. Serve hot
  2. Serve with Roti, Naan, Rice

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