Did you know kadai paneer was named so because it is a one-pot dish exclusively made only in kadais? So apart from the ingredients, a pre-requisite for this dish is a kadai! Master the art of making the perfect kadai paneer with our recipe.
Paneer (lightly fried) (300 grams)
Tomato puree (1 cup)
Green Capsicum (simla mirch) (1)
Onion (medium size) (1)
Garam masala (1 tsp)
Chilli powder (1 tsp)
Cream (2 tsp)
Fortune oil (2 tbsp)
Fennel seeds (saunf) (1/2 tsp)
Cumin (jeera) (1 tsp)
Coriander seeds (1 tbsp)
Red chilli (whole) (4)
Salt (as per the taste)
Sugar (1/2 tsp)
Dry roast red chillies, peppercorns, coriander seeds, jeera and saunf until aromatic.
Then add fenugreek leaves, roast for a minute and set aside to cool.
Once cooled, grind all the roasted spices in a mortar pestle. This is your kadai masala.
Heat oil in a pan, add half of the ground masala, chilli powder, garam masala, onion, simla mirch and sauté for a minute.
Now add tomato puree and cook until the raw smell and flavour disappear.
Add in salt, sugar, paneer and sprinkle rest of the kadai masala and coriander leaves. Also add cream and mix well.
Your delicious kadai paneer is ready, serve it with rotis or naan.