Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Kadai Paneer

This is an easy recipe for Kadai Paneer. Tastes just like the one you get in restaurants. The recipe is adapted from Tarla Dalal's cookbook.

Ingredients1/2 pound of paneer
2 onions chopped lengthwise
1 green bell pepper chopped lengthwise
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp kasuri methi
1 cup crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup of half and half
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
Oil for frying
Fresh coriander for garnish

Method1. Chop the paneer lengthwise.

2. Sauté in a little oil until browned on all sides.
3. Keep a bowl of warm water ready. Once the paneer pieces are browned drop them in the warm water and leave them for 30 seconds. Remove and drain on a paper towel. This step is to keep the paneer soft as it tends to get tough when sautéed in oil.
4. Pour oil in a pan and add the onions. Fry till the onions become transparent.
5. Add the green bell pepper and sauté. Don't cook it till very soft.
6. Add the crushed tomatoes, coriander-cumin powder, garam masala powder, chilli powder, ginger garlic paste kasuri methi and mix till the raw smell of the masala disappears.
7. Add the paneer, half and half and salt and mix well.
8. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Tastes good with roti, naan or pulao.

Serving size - 1 cup
Number of servings - 6


Anonymous said...

Lakshmi, thanks for visting my blog. My daughter will like this dish, she loves paneer.

You have lovely recipes here.


Lakshmi Krishnan said...

Hi Dilip

Glad you liked the recipes on the blog. I hope your daughter enjoys the paneer recipe.

Meeta said...

I love paneer and now that I have made a deal with our local Indian restaurant to provide me with paneer whenever I need - nothing stops in the way of making this delish recipe. Brilliant.

Chandrika said...

Great looking curry, Lakshmi! :-)

Trupti said...

Nice recipe! very easy!

Thanks for the paneer tip to put it in the water....will try that!


Lakshmi said...

the color is so good, just want to taste it.

Vidhya said...

hi lakshmi, can we cookt this without frying the paneer

Aruna Nayak said...

Hello Lakshmi,

You have a very nice recipe collection. I have a question, i saw in few of your recipes "crushed tomato" does this mean blanched and crushed? Is it canned tomato? can we use fresh ones? I believe taste would differ.