Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Creamy Kadhai Paneer

Paneer...An all time favorite at my house specially with my husband! He can have paneer any time any day. Paneer and bell peppers are cooked in a kadhai in a creamy onion tomato gravy and added are dry powdered fenugreek leaves that gives it a distinct nice flavor.

This is very easy to prepare and is a perfect entree to go with Butter Naan, Poori's or Parantha's. If you too are a paneer lover, you must try this gravy and trust me, this one is a stealer!

Here is the recipe (Click here for printable version)

2 cups cubed paneer
2 medium bell pepper (washed and cut into thin long strips)
1 large onion ( chopped into big pieces)
3 tomatoes (chopped into big pieces)
1 tbsp chopped ginger
2 large green chillies
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp red chilli powder (or per taste)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
Asafoetida- a pinch
Salt- to taste
1/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp dry powdered fenugreek leaves

1. Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pan. Then add the ginger, green chillies and onions. Saute it until onions turn translucent. Then add the tomatoes and saute it until they become a little tender. Turn off the gas and let it cool for a while.
2. Once the mixture cools, add it to the blender and mash it into a puree.
3. Now heat the remaining 1 tbsp of ghee in the pan and add asafoetida. Then add the cumin seeds and as they start to change color, add the strips of bell pepper.
4. Saute the bell pepper and as they start to turn tender (not mushy), add the pureed mixture. Let the mixture cook while stirring in between till it starts to become a little dry.
5. Then add all the dry spices and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of water and let it cook until the water is soaked up and the mixture starts to leave oil from the sides.
6. Add the 1/2 cup of milk and stir it for 2 minutes. Then add the paneer cubes and let it cook on medium low heat. You can add more water if required. (depends on the thickness of gravy you like)
7. When the paneer is almost done ( about 5-7 minutes), add the fenugreek leaves and let it cook for 1 more minute.
8. Serve hot with your favorite bread. (Don't forget to garnish with coriander leaves....like i forgot :P )


simply.food said...

Rich creamy gravy makes this dish look scrumpticious.

Pavithra said...

Looks very yumm :) beautiful color and apt sidedish for rotis..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow Vaishali, the picture is drool-worthy. The color looks simply perfect and ready to be eaten. Amazing dear.

swapna said...

Droolworthy and tempting dish...yumm!!

Sonia said...

Kadhai paneer looks really great, felt like having a bite right from ur blog...its my all time favorite dish too !!!

I would appreciate if u take some time to check out my blog at http://onecreativekitchen.blogspot.com/.
keep in touch...thanks !

Sumi said...

tempting dish to make.Have stopped making paneer for a while now. Your dish makes me want to start making it

Paaka Shaale said...

The paneer looks irresistible vashali. Just yummy!!!

Anu said...

it looks so tempting..feeling hungry now..

Priya said...

Click itself makes me hungry, very inviting and tempting dish..

Apu said...

Kadhai paneer looks yummy!!

Chitra said...

Awesome click .. Looks delicious :)

Angela FRS said...

I will definitely try this--looks so rich and delicious.

A Little Yumminess said...

have been looking for a new paneer recipe and this might fit the bill. we love paneer but i am bored of my recipes.

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