Kadai Paneer

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Time20 Min
DifficultyIntermediate
Serves1

Kadai Paneer is a versatile curry dish that is famous in North Indian cuisine. It involves cooking paneer in a Kadhai or wok and dressing it in thick and creamy gravy. Paneer cubes or diced cottage cheese are cooked together with bell peppers, spices, and garam masala which make it burst with flavours. It is then served with piping hot parathas and a side of raita or with rotis and naan. Kids some

Nutrition Info. (per serving)

ProteinFatCarbsFibre257 Cal257 Cal257 Cal257 Cal
  • 14gProtein
  • 15gFat
  • 16gCarbs
  • 4gFibre

Ingredients

Dry Grocery

Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

Cashewnut (2 Piece Split)

2 units

Watermelon Seeds

Watermelon Seeds

1 teaspoon

Refined Oil

Refined Oil

1.5 teaspoons

Salt

Salt

0.75 teaspoons

Turmeric Powder

Turmeric Powder

1 pinch

Red Chilli Powder (kashmiri)

Red Chilli Powder (kashmiri)

1 pinch

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

Red Dry Chilli Bydagi

0.5 unit

Coriander Seeds

Coriander Seeds

1 pinch

Fennel Seeds

Fennel Seeds

1 pinch

Cumin

Cumin

0.5 teaspoons

Cinnamon Sticks

Cinnamon Sticks

0.25 unit

Garam Masala

Garam Masala

1 pinch

Menu Item

Ginger Garlic Paste

Ginger Garlic Paste

1.5 teaspoons

Tomato Puree

Tomato Puree

2 teaspoons

Fruits & Vegetables

Onion

Onion

0.5 cups

Tomato

Tomato

0.25 cups

Capsicum Green-regular

Capsicum Green-regular

1 small piece

Capsicum Yellow (regular)

Capsicum Yellow (regular)

1 small piece

Capsicum Red-regular

Capsicum Red-regular

1 small piece

Dairy

Paneer

Paneer

1 cup

Other

Green Chillies

Green Chillies

1 unit

Garlic

Garlic

1 piece

Coriander Leaves

Coriander Leaves

2 leafs

Directions

1In a bowl, add Water, Cashew, Magaz and keep aside for 1 hr soaking.
2In a heavy bottom vessels add Water, soaked Cashew, Magaz and bring to boil.
3In a blender, add boiled Cashew, Magaz and make a fine puree.
4Heat Oil in a pan. Add Ginger Garlic Paste and saute.
5Add chopped Onion, Salt and Saute till brown.
6Add Turmeric Powder, Red Chilli Powder and cook for one minute.
7Add chopped Tomatoes and cook till mushy and gravy become thick. Remove to a bowl and keep aside.
8Heat a pan, add Bydagi Chilli, Coriander Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Cinnamon Stick and toss till fragrant.
9In a blender, add above toss Bydagi Chilli, Coriander Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Cinnamon Sticks and make a fine powder. Keep aside.
10Heat Oil in a pan. Add diced shaped Onion, Red Pepper, Yellow Pepper, Green Pepper, Salt and saute for sometime and keep aside.
11Heat Oil in a pan. Add Cumin Seed, chopped Garlic, Green Chilli, Ginger Garlic Paste and saute till golden.
12Add Onion Tomato Masala, Garam Masala, Kadai Masala and cook for few mins.
13Add Melon and Cashew Paste, Tomato Puree and cook.
14Add diced Paneer, Sautéed Peppers, Onions and cook for some time.
15Remove to a bowl garnish with chopped Coriander and serve hot.

Health Benefits of Kadai Paneer

The recipe can be made healthier when you use low-fat ghee or butter in the dish. When the rice is substituted with healthier varieties like black rice or red rice, the meal becomes savoury and more filling since it digests more slowly. Healthy Kadai paneer recipes make use of dehydrated fruits and nuts to reduce the spiciness but for those who are trying to reduce calories, adding spices over nut

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