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Master the art of making Kadai Paneer

Did you know kadai paneer was named so because it is a one-pot dish exclusively made only in kadais? So apart from the ingredients, a pre-requisite for this dish is a kadai! Master the art of making the perfect kadai paneer with our recipe.

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Kadai Paneer

Master the art of making Kadai Paneer
  • Paneer (lightly fried) (300 grams)
  • Tomato puree (1 cup)
  • Green Capsicum (simla mirch) (1)
  • Onion (medium size) (1)
  • Garam masala (1 tsp)
  • Chilli powder (1 tsp)
  • Cream (2 tsp)
  • Fortune oil (2 tbsp)
  • Fennel seeds (saunf) (1/2 tsp)
  • Cumin (jeera) (1 tsp)
  • Coriander seeds (1 tbsp)
  • Red chilli (whole) (4)
  • Peppercorns (9)
  • Salt (as per the taste)
  • Sugar (1/2 tsp)

• Dry roast red chillies, peppercorns, coriander seeds, jeera and saunf until aromatic.
• Then add fenugreek leaves, roast for a minute and set aside to cool.
• Once cooled, grind all the roasted spices in a mortar pestle. This is your kadai masala.
• Heat oil in a pan, add half of the ground masala, chilli powder, garam masala, onion, simla mirch and sauté for a minute. 
• Now add tomato puree and cook until the raw smell and flavour disappear. 
• Add in salt, sugar, paneer and sprinkle rest of the kadai masala and coriander leaves. Also add cream and mix well.
• Your delicious kadai paneer is ready, serve it with rotis or naan.


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