If you are craving for a simple yet tasty Paneer recipe that won't take hours of preparation, and which you can savor with Rotis/Parathas/Naans or Rice, look no further. Kadhai Paneer is a healthy, nutritious, protein-rich and almost fat-free Indian curry that will leave you satisfied at the end of your meal. Flavored with kasuri-methi, ginger-garlic and a blend of mild Indian spices, it can be ready in a jiffy and can be a perfect accompaniment to bread or rice for a fulfilling weeknight dinner! Sending this over to Srivalli for Monthly Mingle, featuring Kid's Lunches this month!
500 gms paneer, cut into cubes
1 & 1/2 cups tomato puree
1 medium onion - chopped
1 medium green bell-pepper - deseeded & chopped
1/2 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tsp kasuri methi
1 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp aamchur (dry mango) powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
salt & sugar - to taste
2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves - chopped
3 tbsp ghee or cooking oil
Heat ghee in a pan, add the chopped onions and the chopped bell-peppers and saute until light brown and soft, but not mushy.
Add the ginger-garlic paste and all the masala powders, except kasuri methi, and roast for 2 mins.
Then add the tomato puree, salt, sugar, kasuri methi and the paneer cubes and let it cook, partially uncovered, for about 8-10 mins on medium heat.
Check for taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Garnish with freshly chopped coriander and serve hot with Parathas or Vegetable Pulao.
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