Monday 3 June 2013

Kadai Paneer Recipe (Cottage Cheese)

Posted by Veena Karanth at 07:44:00
Paneer is nothing but the Indian name for Cottage Cheese. Basically, it is prepared out of curdled milk. It contains lots of protiens and helps to strengthen the bones and teeth. Paneer is easily one of the most loved item among children. And, not to mention, adults too. I have read somewhere that Paneer helps to maintain the insulin level in the blood especially among the diabetic people.
It contains lots of calcium but there is also a disadvantage. More consumption of Paneer would also mean more number of calories intake. So, if you are slim and are keen to add on weight, then consuming paneer every now and then is a solution for gaining weight.

Many varieties of dishes can be prepared out of Paneer. It is easily available in the markets, but preparing at home would be a healthier option.

kadai paneer

How To Prepare Kadai Paneer (Karahi Paneer)

Out of all the Paneer dishes that you can prepare, this Kadai Paneer is one of the most easiest dish to prepare. This curry  or gravy goes well with roti, naan, kulcha, or even chapathis. This paneer ( cottage cheese) curry almost takes around half an hour to make.. With the below ingredients, you can ideally serve for around 3 people.

Ingredients For Kadai Paneer

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) -  200 grams
  • Capsicum - 1
  • Red chillies (byadige chilli) - 5 to 6
  • Coriander seeds ( dhania ) - 2 tsp
  • Ginger piece - 1 inch
  • Garlic flakes - 6
  • Green chill - 1
  • Tomatoes - medium sized 5 
  • Kasoori methi ( fenugreek leaves ) - 2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil - 3 tbsp

Method To Make Kadai Paneer

  • Heat a pan, and dry roast red chilli and coriander seeds sightly to make sure that it gets heated.
  • Take a dry mixer jar and grind the red chilli and coriander seeds to a fine powder.
  • Heat another pan, and add three tbsp of oil in to it.
  • Add crushed ginger garlic paste and fry.
  • Now add chopped capsicum, green chilli and fry for around two minutes and then later on add chopped tomatoes in to the pan.
  • Let it get fried on a low flame for around five minutes.
  • Next add crushed kasoori methi ( dried  fenugreek leaves )and salt. Fry the item till the oil separates.
  • Finally, add paneer cubes cut into long finger sized shape.
  • Cook for around two to three minutes.
Your hot and spicy Kadai Paneer ( cottage cheese ) is now ready to be served !!!

kadai paneer recipe

Kitchen Masti Points

  1. First and foremost, see to it that the paneer cubes are really fresh or else the whole curry will be a waste.
  2. If desired, you can add half tsp of turmeric powder.
  3. Let the paneer cubes be immersed in hot water for half an hour before you start cooking this curry so that the paneer will turn out to be soft.

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