Friday, March 28

KADAI PANEER


Kadai paneer

Ingredients:

20 ml Vegetable oil
15 g Coriander seeds
250 g Indian Cottage cheese
2 Green peppers
1 tsp Kasoori methi
A bunch Coriander leaves
2 Red chillies (whole)
5 g Coriander seeds
30 g Garlic
45 ml Vegetable oil
1 tsp Red chilli powder
½ tsp Turmeric powder
6 Tomatoes
½ tsp Salt to taste

Method:

Gravy:

First, put two whole red chillies and 3 teaspoons of coriander seeds into a blender and blend for about 20 seconds until you have a coarse powder.
Put 3 tbsp of oil into a frying pan to heat over a hot flame. Add the coarse powder to the frying pan. Stir, turn down to a low heat, and leave to fry for about 3 minutes
Use a sharp knife to finely chop the 6 cloves of garlic. . Add the garlic to the frying pan and fry for about 5 minutes until golden.
Chop up the tomatoes and add them to the pan. Turn the flame up to a high heat and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add 1 level teaspoon of red chilli powder, and 1/2 a teaspoon of turmeric powder, and stir. Turn down to a medium heat, cover, and leave for about 20 minutes until the tomatoes are pulped.

Paneer:

Cut 250g of paneer into 1cm cubes.
Then, fill a small bowl with warm water. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Add the cubed cheese, and fry for about 1 minute. Then, carefully take the cheese out of the pan and place into the bowl of warm water for later.

Cut the green peppers into squares of a similar size as the cheese.

Heat about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in the frying pan, over a medium heat. Now, add 5g of coriander seeds. The seeds will start to crackle, and pop. When this happens, add the paneer cheese. Fry for about 2 minutes until a little bit golden. Then add the chopped peppers. stir for about 1 minute.
Add a little water to the pan. Keep stirring until it comes to the boil. Pour in the gravy.
Add a large pinch of Kasoori Methi to the pan, and stir.
Finally, roughly chop a small bunch of fresh coriander.
Add a handful of chopped coriander to the pan.
Add half a teaspoon of salt.
Stir for a further 30 seconds and then serve.

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