Kadai or Kadhai refers to Indian wok.And today's recipe Kadai Paneer is supposed to be cooked in a Kadai.This is a simple and tasty paneer dish cooked in spices and tomato.The additional flavor of capsicum (simla mirch) gives twist to the dish.On to the recipe.
400 gm Paneer diced into medium pieces
1 large capsicum diced (Better if you go for 3 colours of capsicum.Take portions of three)
2 large tomatoes,finely chopped
1 small piece of ginger,chopped finely
1 green chilly,sliced
4-6 garlic crushed
2 tsp kashmiri chilly powder
2 tsp coriander powder
3/4 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp kasuri methi powder
oil/ghee as required
handful of chopped coriander to garnish
Heat oil in a kadai and roast the crushed garlic for one minute.Add ginger,green chilly and saute till the raw smell vanishes.Now add the capsicum pieces and coriander powder.Mix well and add the chopped tomatoes,chilly and garam masla powders to this.Saute well till this turn to a thick paste.Add paneer pieces to this followed by kasuri methi and salt.Slowly mix and simmer for 5-8 minutes till the gravy thickens and oil clears on top.Finally sprinkle the chopped coriander and switch off the stove.Serve with Roti/chapathi.