Friday, April 17, 2009
When you want to break a diet and eat some rich and cream curry with Paratha/Chapathi, Kadai Paneer is the name that comes to my mind.When I go to a restaurant and want to eat some North Indian food this is one of my choice.But its easy to prepare it at home if Paneer is in the refrigerator.
8oz/1 pack Paneer cut into cubes(I used cut and fried)
1/4 cup Yogurt/curds
3 Onions finely chopped
2 big Capsicums finely chopped
1/2cup Tomato puree(blanched)
4 Green chillies finely chopped
2tbsps Kasuri Methi
To taste Salt
1tbsp Cashew Paste(about 10)
1-2tsps Red chilli powder
1tsp Dhania powder
1tsp Jeera powder
1/2tsp Turmeric powder
1tsp Garam Masala powder
First fry the paneer in a little oil and mix it with curds and keep aside.
In a Kadai heat the oil and add chopped Onions, saute' till it turns light brown add ginger and garlic paste,green chillies and all the dry powders.Allow it to fry for a min and then add tomato puree,chopped capsicum and sugar.Mix it till the water in the tomato puree evaporates.
Add Paneer with yogurt, cashew paste and salt to taste with 1/2 cup water and cook till it gets thick.Finally add cream and Kasuri Methi for garnish and serve hot in a small kadai.
[Note:I like the capsicum with paneer but its an option.Add extra water if the gravy is too thick. Blanched tomatoes means boil the tomatoes,peel the skin and make a puree]