A lip-smacking recipe for kadai paneer
Kadai paneer is an all-season dish that is savored across the sub-continent. Made using Indian cottage cheese(paneer) it combines the succulence of its key ingredient with sharp spiciness. It is prepared using the kadai pan- a curved utensil that has been a part of South Asian culinary culture for centuries. Two different types of kadai paneer are prepared in households across India- the dry and gravy variants. The recipe given here is for dry kadai paneer.
Paneer cubes(250 grams), coriander seeds(one and a half tablespoons), red chilies (6 nos), cooking oil(3 tablespoons), chopped onions(half a cup), ginger-garlic paste(one teaspoon), chopped tomatoes(3 to 5 cups. For better taste, use ripe tomatoes), capsicum(thinly sliced, one cup), green chillies(2 nos), ginger(thin slices from a 1 inch ginger), coriander leaves( two tablespoons)
The kadai paneer is just one of the many mouthwatering dishes that you can prepare using a kadai. But the flavors of kadai dishes are more authentic if you prepare them with kadai made of clay. You can buy authentic clay kadai pots from Mudkart, made by artisans the old-fashioned way- without any chemicals added.
Authur: Dhinoj Dings
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