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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Kadhai Paneer


* 1 cup paneer cut into bite size pieces
* 1 medium red bell pepper chopped(capsicum)
* 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
* 2 Tbsps oil
* 3 medium tomatoes
* 1/4 inch piece of ginger
* 1 green chili
* Pinch of asafoetida
* 1 tsp cumin seeds
* 1 and 1/2 tsps coriander powder
* 1/2 tsp Chilli powder
* 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
* 2 Tbsps dry fenugreek leaves (kastoori methi)
* salt to taste

1) Blend tomatoes, green chillies and ginger into paste and keep aside.

2) Heat oil in a pan fry paneer until it turns light brown and keep aside. In the same pan fry Bell peppers until they turn tender and keep aside

3) In the remaining oil in the same pan, add cumin seeds and once they crack add asafoetida, tomato/ginger paste, coriander, turmeric, chilli powders, salt and fenugreek leaves. cook in medium heat for 5 mins or until oil seperates from the mixture.

4) Add paneer and bell peppers and some water and let it simmer for about 5 mins in low heat.

Server Hot with Any Indian Bread or Steamed Rice

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