April 11, 2017

Restaurant Style Kadai paneer

Kadai Paneer is a  favourite side dish with the excellent combination of onions, tomatoes, capsicum and Authentic Indian spices that gives a mesmerising and lip smacking taste. Kadai paneer - The soft chunky paneer pieces immersed in the Hot n Spicy Gravy is the super hit combination for any Indian bread and also simple Pulaos....

  • Pre time: 15 mins
  • Cooking time: 25 mins
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients for making Restaurant Style Kadai paneer: 

  • Paneer cut into medium sized cubes - 200 gms
  • Onions 5
  • Ripened red tomatoes  4
  • Capsicum 1
  • Cashews 6 to 8
  • Green chilllies 2
  • Cloves and cinnamon crushed in to coarse powder 1 tea spoon
  • Garlic 8 heads
  • Ginger  apiece of 2 inches length
  • Kashmiri chilli powder 2 tea spoons
  • Coriander seed powder 2 tea spoons
  • Cumin seed powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Cumin seeds 1 tea spoon
  • Garam masala powder 1 tea spoon
  • Kasuri methi 1 tab spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil and Butter  3 table spoons each

Method for making Restaurant Style Kadai paneer:

Step 1:
Cut 1 onion and the capsicum into  and keep aside.
Step 2:
In a wok add 1 tb spoon of butter and fry remaining onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes and cashews till the tomatoes become mushy and grind them to fine paste after they get cooled.
Step 3:
Mix all other given powders in a cup and keep aside.
Step 4:
  • Heat a wok with the remaining oil and butter. 
  • Saute it with the cumin seeds. 
  • Fry the onion, green chilli  and capsicum till they turn slightly brown. 

  • Add the clove cinnamon powder and all other powders and a tea spoon of sugar and fry well. 
  • Now add the  paste and stir well for 2 minutes. 
  • Add required salt.Let them all cook well with the spices till the oil separates. 
  • Finally add the paneer pieces and mix gently.
  • Sprinkle the Kasuri methi too.
  • If the gravy is very thick add required water and boil for few minutes.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.