Cottage cheese, capsicum, onions and tomatoes are cooked in a spicy onion tomato masala gravy.
If you are a Paneer lover then this spicy paneer masala recipe is specially made for you. This is one of the most famous recipe of Indian and Punjabi cuisine.
With its mouthwatering taste and looks, this dish is found in every restaurant menu. In this recipe, we bring the restaurant version of this dish into your kitchen. This main course recipe is best served with roti, naan, parantha, jeera rice and kulcha.
Prep Time- 15 mintues
Cook Time– 20-25 minutes
- Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into dices- 250 grams
- 1 Onion pureed, 1 onion finely chopped
- 2 Tomatoes pureed, 1 tomato finely sliced
- Ginger-garlic paste- 2 teaspoons
- Green Capsicum- 1 large
- Red chilli powder- 1 teaspoon
- Coriander powder- 1 teaspoon
- Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
- Fenugreek Seeds/ Powder- ½ teaspoon
- Turmeric powder- 1/4 teaspoon
- Garam masala- 1 teaspoon
- Bay leaf- 1
- Cinnamon- 1 inch stick
- Black Pepper- 3-4
- Green Elaichi (cardamom)- 2
- Desi Ghee- 2 tablespoons
- Salt to taste
Method to make Kadai Paneer Recipe:
Step 1: Finely chop 1 onion, 1 tomato and 1 large capsicum into slices. Also, make 1 onion paste, 2 tomato puree and ginger garlic paste. Cut 1 green chilli into pieces and set this aside.
Step 2: Heat oil in a pan and add green elaichi (cardamom) bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon sticks, black pepper,cumin seeds, onion paste and ginger garlic paste. Saute till they turn light golden brown.
Step 3: Add finely sliced onion, coriander powder, fenugreek powder and sauté for 2 minutes.
Step 4: Add finely sliced tomato, tomato puree, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt to taste. Mix well and cook for 4-5 minutes till the masala starts separating oil.
Step 5: Add chopped capsicum and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Put 1/3 cup of water, cover the lid and cook for 5-8 minutes on low flame.
Step 6: Add paneer cubes, mix well and cook for another 5 minutes on low flame.
Step 7: Turn off the heat and transfer the dish into a serving bowl. Pour some desi ghee over it and garnish it with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.