Kadai Paneer is one of the famous dishes of India, cooked with capsicum and tomatoes. The added spices make it one of the mouth watering dishes.
How to make Mixed Vegetables in Kashmiri style:
Objective: Learn how to make Kadai Paneer.
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15-20 minutes
Total time: 25-30 minutes
Video: Video showing the detailed recipe
Video duration: 08:08 minutes.
Kadai Paneer is one of the famous dishes of India, cooked with capsicum and tomatoes.
Recipe Specific Ingredients:
Cottage Cheese: 500 Gms
Capsicum : 2 medium sized
Tomatoes: 4 medium sized
Onions: 4 medium sized
Asafoetida: 1 pinch
Cumin Seeds: 2 tea spoons
Turmeric Powder: 1 tsp
Ginger Powder: 1 tsp
Fennel Powder: 2 tea spoons
Coriander Powder: 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Pepper Corn: 1 tsp
Big Cardamom: 3-4 Pieces
Cinnamon: 1 piece of 1 inch
Salt: 1 tsp (as per taste)
Red Chilly Powder: 1 tea spoon
Mustard Oil: 2-3 spoons
How to do basic preparation for making Kadai Paneer:
Roast Fenugreek seeds 2 tsp, 1 tsp cumin seeds, 1 tsp black pepper corns and 2 red chillies. Grind it to coarse powder.
Chop two medium sized onions to small pieces for gravy.
Cut two onions into slices for Kadai Paneer.
Prepare the tomato puree with 2 medium sized tomatoes.
Grind 1 tsp of Pepper Corns. 1 inch cinnamon stick and 3-4 big cardamom to fine powder.
How to make Gravy:
Heat some oil (1 spoon) in a pan.
Add 1 tsp cumin seeds and saute well.
Add 2 medium sized chopped onions and saute it well till they are translucent.
Add 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp ginger powder, 1/2 tsp red chilly powder and mix it well.
Add tomato puree and mix well. Simmer it till oil starts separating.
Turn the flame off and keep it aside.
How to cook Kadai Paneer:
Heat 1 1/2 spoons of oil in a pressure cooker.
Add a pinch of asafoetida, 1 tsp cuimin seeds, 2 tsp ginger and garlic paste and mix it well.
Add diced onions and capsicum and mix well.
Add the cottage cheese and mix well. Simer it till cheese turns little brownish.
Add 2 medim sized diced tomatoes and mix it well.
Add 1 tsp salt, coriander powder, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp chilli powder and mix it well.
Add the grinded masala and mix well.
Add the tomato gravy that we made.
Add 1/2 glass of water and let it come to a boil.
Cover it and simmer it for some time. Adjust the gravy as per your choice.
Add green coriander leaves and mix well.
Turn the flame off. Cover it and leave it for some time.
Dish it out to a serving bowl.
Garnish it with Green Coriander leaves
Serve hot. It goes well with Chapatis and rice both.
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