Friday, 11 December 2015

Dhabbe wala Kadhai Paneer

Paneer/cottage cheese cooked with colourful bell peppers in a delicious and mouthwatering tomato based gravy along with aromatic spices, making it irresistible.
Let's learn how to make kadhai paneer step by step Dhabba style


Ingredients:

  • 200 gms cottage cheese
  • 2 onions finely chopped
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 tsp kasuri methi
  • 1 small green capsicum diced
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper diced (optional)
  • 1 small red bell pepper diced (optional) you can use capsicum only
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilly powder to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp kadhai masala
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp oil
Ingredients for kadhai masala

  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 2-3 dried red chillies
  • 1/4th stick cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp kasuri methi

Dry roast all in the ingredients in a hot pan till you get nice aroma, let them come to room temperature and grind them to a fine powder.


Directions

  • Heat oil in a pan, add ginger garlic paste and green chillies, saute till the raw aroma of ginger garlic is gone, next add chopped onions and cook till the onions become translucent.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and cook till the tomatoes are soft.
  • Add tomato puree, salt, all dry spices, kadhai masala and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add diced peppers, cover the pan and cook on medium flame till the peppers are 80% cooked , we don't have to cook capsicum completely
  • At this stage add diced onions and kasuri methi, cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next add milk to the gravy and let it boil for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add cottage cheese cubes, cover and cook for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • Switch off the flame, sprinkle garam masala powder and cover the pan.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves, serve hot with paratha ,naan or rice.