Kadai Paneer

Kadai paneer is a semi dry dish that goes very well with chapathi/parathas/rotis/naans. You can adjust the quantity of gravy consistency depending on your taste and requirement. Some like it very dry or semi dry or little gravy consistency. Add cream and water to adjust the quantity

Fried Paneer(cottage cheese )cubes - as needed
Onion - 2 large chopped fine
Tomato puree - 1 cup or tomato paste - 2 tbsp
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Capsicum - 1 cup
( Can use mixed colours)
Peas - handful(optional use only)
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Dhaniya powder -1 tsp
Jeera powder - 1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Cream - 3 tbsp
Kasuri methi - 2 tsp
Spices - Cumin seeds,caradmom,cloves,cinnamon( very few of each)

In a kadai(pan) heat oil and add all the spices,, wait till they splutter and add onions. Fry till golden brown and next add ginger garlic paste and saute for a minute till raw smell leaves. Next add chopped capsicum and or peas and fry for few 4 - 5 minutes . They have to be little crisp but cooked well and not mushy. Then add kasuri methi(dry fenugreek leaves and saute for a minute).

Then add all the powders and mix once. Then add tomato puree/paste and cook till the smell leaves...just before removing add cream and cook for 2 or 3 mts...Finally add paneer cubes and remove from heat.

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