Karahi Paneer Recipe | Restaurant style Kadai Paneer | Paneer Side Dish


Being born in a family of non-veg lovers, vegetarian dishes are not much of a fancy to us. But for me there is one exception, I love Paneer and make sure there is a paneer recipe in the menu every fortnight  Although the fight between chicken, fish and paneer happens at home, I still do things my way :P. RK never used to even like the thought of Paneer but since I used to make it he ended up loving it. Now thats what I call as a lovely husband.



Karahi Paneer/ Kadai Paneer is a lovely flavor-packed and simple paneer recipe that is great with roti's or just any kind of bread. If you are a tofu lover you can just add tofu to this recipe. Of course you can do your own paneer at home if have all the time for it. Karahi is a thick circular round pot similar to a chinese wok/ indian kadai. The whole idea of cooking in a Karahi is for simmering to get the maximum burst of flavor. If you have used a kadai/ wok before you are sure to know what I am talking about. 

KADAI PANEER RECIPE 

Recipe Source ~ I ♥ Curry (slightly modified)
Cook & Prep time ~ 20 mins
Serves ~ 4-6 people

Ingredients


6 tbsp veg oil

1and 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
3 inch fresh root ginger, skin peeled and chopped
2 fat garlic cloves, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3-5 green chillies, whole, slit in the middle
3 small tomatoes, chopped
1/3 tsp turmeric powder
3 tsp ground coriander
3/4 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garam masala
300 gms paneer, chopped into 2.5 cm dice
1/2 each green,red and yellow pepper chopped into 2.5 cm dice
Salt- to taste
Milk/cream - 1 tbsp

Method



  • Chop the onion, capsicum/peppers, paneer and set aside. In a mixie/blender puree the tomato with all the spices, ginger, garlic and salt with a little water to help and keep ready
  • Heat oil in a large karahi/kadai/non-stick pan, add cumin seeds wait for them to brown and release aroma, this would take around 6 minutes. Add the puree and let it cook in medium to high flame until it thickens. You will find the masal releasing oil and further brown them by stirring constantly. 
  • Add the peppers and paneer with a good sprinkle of water and mix carefully without breaking the paneer. Now add the milk/cream, check for spice and salt. Cover the lid and let it cook for 4 minutes
Serve hot with roti/ bread

21 comments:

  1. congrats priya..thanks for passing to me...

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  2. Hey Congrats Priya.... Thanks for sharing it with me... But where is the Award?? I am not able to view it???

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    1. please check the award in the post dear :-)

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    2. First wen I saw, it didn display at all.. later on it displayed...

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  3. Delicious kadai paneer....looks yummy....congrats on ur award....

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  4. Congrats on the award, Priya.. Thanks for passing it to me. Will post in my awards page soon.. :)

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  5. Thanks for the award Priya :) and sharing it with me .. a real pleasant surprise :)

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  6. Congrats Priya!!! you're a great cook.Thanks for sharing it with me :) Karahi Paneer looks delish!!!

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  7. Congrats on your award dear,wish you many many more,keep rocking!
    Great to know more about you:)This paneer dish is awesome flavorful and colorful.

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  8. Thanks for the award dear...kadai paneer looks so yum...would love to dig into this with roti.

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  9. Congrats....Paneer looks so yum...

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  10. Paneer recipes are always welcome at my house.. Lovely pics again Priya.. I am a fan now.! Thnx for linking and happy to follow you..

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  11. Karahi Paneer looks tempting...Colngrats on the award and Thanks for sharing with me....

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  12. Delicious karahi Paneer, nice to know more about you. Congrats on your award wishing many more in your way.

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  13. Congrats on ur award.Looks nice, new recipe to me using paneer ..

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  14. nice to know more about you priya! kadai paneer looks great! congrats for your award. thanks for sharing it with me, will post it soon.

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  15. congrats on the award, Priya...and thanks so much for thinking of me! It's very much appreciated my dear!
    Btw, the paneer looks wonderful!

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  16. Congrats on your award. Thanks for passing this wonderful award to me. Keep up your good work.

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  17. Thanks for sharing this award with me :))

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