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Kadai Paneer - Indian Vegetarian

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  Oil 2 Tablespoon
  Dry whole red chilies 3 Medium
  Coriander seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ginger paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Garlic paste 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced legthwise
  Green bell pepper 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced legthwise
  Yellow bell pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), sliced legthwise
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Adjust to your taste)
  Tomatoes 2 Cup (32 tbs), chopped
  Degimirch/Red chili powder 1⁄2 Tablespoon (If using red chili powder, use 1 teaspoon)
  Garam masala 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander and cumin powder 1 Teaspoon
  Fenugreek leaves/Dry methi 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely (Optional)
  Paneer cubes 400 Gram
  Fresh cilantro leaves 2 Tablespoon, chopped finely

1. Heat a pan with a couple of tablespoons of oil. When the oil Is warm enough, add the dry whole red chilies.
2. When the chilies change color slightly, add the coriander and cumin seeds. Lower the heat and stir for a few seconds.
3. Add turmeric powder, ginger and garlic paste. Stir for a couple of minutes.
4. Add the bell peppers and stir until slightly tender.
5. Add salt and the chopped tomatoes. Stir to mix all the vegetables well. Cover with a lid and let it cook till the tomatoes are completely cooked and tender.
6. Once the tomatoes are cooked and turn into pulp and a gravy is seen, add the degi lal mirch, garam masala, coriander and cumin powder, fresh fenugreek leaves (dry fenugreek leaves may also be used).
7. Add the fresh paneer cubes and stir gently to incorporate all the spices well. Cover and let it cook for a few minutes.
8. Finally garnish with some finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves before serving.

9. Serve warm with roti, paratha, kulcha or rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
If you're looking for some healthy recipes in Indian cuisine, then look no further. The chef has maintained a good balance of proteins and iron by using bell peppers and paneer. It is very delicious and famous Indian dish. You can serve it with hot roti or naan. Do try out this recipe and don't forget to watch the video.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 229 Calories from Fat 104

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 12 g18.2%

Saturated Fat 2.2 g10.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 10 mg3.3%

Sodium 640.4 mg26.7%

Total Carbohydrates 17 g5.8%

Dietary Fiber 5.4 g21.8%

Sugars 8.8 g

Protein 15 g30.5%

Vitamin A 68.6% Vitamin C 212.6%

Calcium 13.7% Iron 10.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Kadai Paneer - Indian Vegetarian Recipe Video