How to make Kadai Paneer - Paneer cooked in spicy kadai masala.

This recipe is from the book Paneer Book.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (पनीर), Tomatoes (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Kadai Paneer
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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kadai Paneer Recipe

  • Paneer cut into 1 inch triangles 500 grams

  • Tomatoes 3 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 2

  • Cloves 2

  • Cinnamon 2 inch piece

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • Coriander seeds crushed 2 tablespoons

  • Onion sliced 1 medium

  • Ginger paste 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tomato chopped 5-6 medium

  • Salt to taste

Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a kadai; add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, red chillies, broken into two, and half the crushed coriander seeds; sauté for half a minute. Add onion and sauté for a while; add ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for a while longer.

Step 2

Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Cook over high heat till the oil separates. Add paneer and salt and half a cup of water.

Step 3

Cook, covered, over low heat for five minutes. Serve hot, garnished with the remaining crushed coriander seeds.