Kadhai Paneer(कढाई पनीर)-How To Make Kadhai Paneer-Paneer Recipe-In Restaurant Style

Ingredients-

  1. Paneer/Indian cottage cheese cubed – 1 cup
  2. Onion cubed (layers separated) –1 cup
  3. Capsicum cubed –1 cup
  4. Chopped tomatoes – 1 cup
  5. Chopped onions – 1 cup
  6. Ginger-garlic paste – 2 tbsp.
  7. Whole coriander seeds – 1 tbsp.
  8. Whole Red dry chili – 2 (as per your taste)
  9. Cashew nuts – 7-8
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Vegetable oil/Butter as needed
  12. Kasuri Methi/Dried Fenugreek Leaves – 1/2tsp.
  13. Ginger Julienne (for Garnish) – 1tsp.
  14. Cumin powder – 1tsp.
  15. Turmeric powder – 1tsp.
  16. Whole cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1tsp.
  17. Bay leaves –1-2
  18. Cinnamon Stick/Dalchini – half inch
  19. Coriander leaves chopped – 1/2 cup
  20. Fresh cream (optional) use for restaurant style
  21. Kashmiri Red chili powder(optional) just for color

Method –

  • Sauté whole red chili and whole coriander seeds on low heat for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add roasted ingredients into the jar and blend to a fine powder.
  • Heat a pan, add 1tbsp oil, sauté onions, capsicum and Paneer for few minutes.
  • Heat a pan, add oil, cumin seeds, bay leaves and cinnamon stick cook for few minutes.
  • Add chopped onions and cook  until onions turn transparent..
  • Add tomatoes, cashew nuts, salt and ginger- garlic paste, fry till tomatoes turn mushy.
  • After 5 minutes turn off the heat and let it cool down.
  • Remove cinnamon stick, bay leaves and put it into a blender jar, make a fine paste.
  • Heat a pan add the paste, salt, cumin powder, kasmiri red chili powder, turmeric powder and cook until it leaves the side of the kadhai.
  • Add coriander leaves, mix well and cook for few minutes.
  • Add fried Paneer, grounded powder 1tbsp, kasuri  methi and, cook for just 1-2 minutes.
  • You can store rest of the mixture in refrigerator to be used later for curries.
  • Add fresh cream (optional) and mix well.
  • Kadhai Paneer is ready to serve.
  • Garnish with ginger Julienne and sprinkle some grounded powder.
  • You can serve Kadhai Paneer with Roti or Rice..