Monday, April 8, 2013

Karahi Paneer

Except Paneer I didn't have anything at my home so planned to cook an authentic Paneer dish. Among all other Paneer preparation KARAHI PANEER is one of the famous North Indian dish. Especially in Dhaba, KARAHI PANEER is very popular. While making veg dinner my always first choice is KARAHI PANEER. I love the colorful pepper and the white paneer’s combination. 

KARAHI PANEER is made with lots of fresh bell pepper which gives the dish a nice look. The recipe is really easy but after having the dish you will get the restaurant flavor. My motto is to cook the authentic recipes but the steps should be easy to understand and especially for those who don’t have enough time for cooking.

Preparation time: 10 mints.
Cooking time: 20 mints.

1.Paneer or Indian cottage cheese: 100 gm. (cut into cube size)
2.One medium onion: cut into cube size.
3.One inch ginger.
4.Four clove of garlic.
5.Two green chili, Two medium size tomato.
6.Red, Yellow, Green bell pepper: one cup (cut into cube size).
7.Two table spoon heavy cream.
8.One dry red chili, few coriander seeds.
9.Pinch of kasoori methi.
10.Half tea spoon Kashmiri red chili powder, Half tea spoon turmeric powder.
11.Salt and sugar as per taste.
12.sunflower oil for cooking.


Crush the dry red chili and coriander seeds with the help of rolling pin.

Now take one vessel and add some oil, fry the paneer cubes till both the sides turn light brown. Remove form hit and keep it aside.

Now add some more oil and fry the bell peppers don’t fry more, remove form the hit and keep it aside.

Now make a smooth paste with ginger, garlic and green chilies with some water. Add the turmeric powder and Kashmiri red chili powder into the mixture.

Now add some oil in a vessel and slowly add the crushed red chili and coriander seeds, after few seconds add the onions and fry till the onions are transparent.

Now add the ginger garlic mixture with some salt and sugar and cook till the oil separate from the mixture.

Now add the finely chopped tomatoes and cook with a lid till the tomatoes melt nicely.

Next add the fried paneer pieces with some warm water, and cook for 5 mints in low hit with a lid.

Now remove the lid and add the fried bell peppers and mix well.

Now add the kasoori methi and the fresh cream. Mix nicely and cook for another couple of minute.

Your karahi paneer is ready serve hot with Roti or Paratha.