September 7, 2010

Kadai Paneer



After a fun filled long weekend it was a dull and not so interesting day. We had super fun at the Florida beaches.Totally enjoyed the para sailing, dolphin watch, snorkeling wow it was a blast.These kind of relaxing breaks are needed for us once in a while to cope up with all the hectic schedules. It was not a planned outing and everything was booked on the go but turned to be good.

Though I prepared some new dishes today I wanted to post the paneer dish from my draft as the end date for the paneer event is nearing I wanted this one to go first !I had prepared Kadai Panner for our anniversary dinner and served it with paratha's.It is a simple and a flavorful North Indian dish which goes well with all kind of Indian flat breads. I used homemade paneer to make this dish and it turned out to be too good. Making all the store bought items like paneer, bread at home is so cool.Thanks to blogging !!!

Ingredients

Paneer - 10 - 12 cubes
Bell pepper - 1 no
Onion - 2 no medium size
Tomato - 2 no medium size
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Kasoori Methi Leaves - 1 tbsp
Butter - 1/2 tbsp
Cardamom - 3 no
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt to taste



Preparation

  • Chop the bell pepper similar to the size of the cubed paneer.
  • Finely chop onions and tomatoes.
Method
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add onion and saute until onion turns translucent.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and cook until it's raw smell is gone in low flame.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook until it is mushy.
  • Add the chilly powder, cumin powder, pepper powder, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.
  • Once the mixture is cooked well and oil oozes out turn off heat and allow it to cool and grind it to a coarse paste.
  • Heat butter add the cardamom, followed by the ground mixture.
  • Add the bell pepper and allow it to cook.
  • When the bell pepper is half cooked add the paneer cubes and the kasoori methi leaves and mix well.
  • Cook for additional 5 - 7 minutes.
  • Serve hot with flat bread of your choice.
My Notes
  • Increase the quantity of butter if preferred.
  • If you are in a hurry just skip the grinding part and make it like a coarse mixture by cooking in medium flame.
My Kadai Paneer along with Paneer Butter Masala participates in the Let's Relish - Paneer event hosted Jay of Tasty Appetite.

It is also sent to the Show me your curry event hosted by Divya of Dilse.

Reactions:

16 comments:

Looks very yummy, one of my favourite which I always order in a restaurant.

wow dear this kadai paneer looks awesome ..my all time favorite ..love the addition of cardamom ..must give a nice flavor n taste to the dish

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Hi Shabitha,

just joined in...i guess i finally found your google connect...

great panneer preparation...

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Lovely and inviting kadai paneer. Its always my favourite. Beautiful pic. I love the leafy bowl and mint that adds spice.

Thats a delectable dish, love it very much..

Wow !!! You did Para sailing and snorkeling.....I love these sports. Lucky you :-)
Paneer dish looks like restaurant style. Fab!!

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

One of my fav paneer dishes..looks so creamy n delish!!

US Masala

hmmm my only fav paneer dish, looks good, i do make the dry version though...

looks inviting n mouthwatering....drooooolworthy pics too dear...

Should be great with roti. I love paneer...

This looks so good! I really would like some with naan!

Thnaks a lot for the birthday wish....the dish looks so gorgeous and delicious.....This one is one of my favourites......

Dear Shabitha,

yummy looking kadai paneer and my fav one...love ur cute presentation...!

Thanx for sending this delicious special for my event...:)

Cheers,
Jay

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