Paneer Kadai is a famous North Indian Paneer (cottage cheese) served in all restaurants. You might have eaten paneer kadai earlier but this recipe will give you the perfect restaurant taste.
Paneer Kadai Restaurant Style
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Ingredients of Dhaba Style Paneer Kadhai
- Paneer [पनीर] - 200 gm (Cubes). Get it ready frozen paneer or you can take it fresh. Fresh is better.
- Onion [प्याज़] - 2 Pcs (Chopped). You can make a paste in the mixer of onion if you don't like pieces of chopped onions.
- Tomato [टमाटर] - 2 Pcs (Chopped). Tomato puree can also be used
- Salt [नमक] - To Taste
- Turmeric Powder [हल्दी पाउडर] - 1/4 tbsp
- Red Chili Powder [लाल मिर्च पाउडर] - 2 tsp. If you want less spicy decrease the quantity
- Coriander Powder [धनिया पाउडर] - 2 tsp
- Kasuri Methi [कसूरी मेथी] - 1 tbsp
- Capsicum [शिमला मिर्च] - 1 Pcs (Medium)
- Garam Masala Powder [गरम मसाला पाउडर] - 1/2 tbsp
- Edible Oil [तेल] - 2 tbsp
- Ginger-Garlic Paste [अदरक-लेहसुन पेस्ट] - 1 tbsp
Estimated Calories: 519
Steps for Dhaba Style Paneer Kadhai
Take some hot water in a small bowl. Keep it aside to put the fried paneer cubes. Putting paneer cubes in water will keep it soft until the end.
Heat a small pan. Add edible oil to it. Put Paneer cubes in the pan. Fry for a minute and put them into the bowl containing hot water.
Take another pan and add edible oil to it. Heat it for some time. Add the chopped onions and fry until they are tender. Add ginger-garlic paste to it. Mix it well
Add Salt, Cumin Powder, Red Chili Powder, Turmeric powder to the pan. Mix it well and cook until oil starts separating from the mixture.
Add chopped tomato and bell pepper mix it well.Take the paneer cubes out of the water and put them into the mixture. Mix it well. Cook for 5-10 minutes.
Your Dhaba Style Paneer Kadhai is ready to serve. Garnish it with Coriander leaves if required. If you want more taste to it, serve it with Butter Naan or Garlic Naan.
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