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Kadhi Paneer Gravy

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Kadhi Paneer is a great main dish for any special occasion. Paneer and colorful bell peppers are sauteed in spicy tomato gravy.
  Paneer 1⁄2 Pound
  Red bell pepper 1 Medium (Shimla Mirch, Capsicum)
  Green bell pepper 1 Medium (Shimla Mirch, Capsicum)
  Oil 3 Tablespoon
  Tomatoes 3 Medium
  Ginger piece 1⁄4 Inch
  Green chili 1
  Asafoetida 1 Pinch (Hing)
  Cumin seed 1 Teaspoon (Jeera)
  Coriander powder 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon (Dhania)
  Turmeric 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Haldi)
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped fenugreek leaves/Dry fenugreek leaves ,kastoori methi 2 Tablespoon (Methi)
  Salt 3⁄4 Teaspoon (Adjust To Taste)

Cut paneer and bell peppers into ½ inch cubes.
Blend the tomatoes, ginger, and green chili to make a puree.
Heat the oil in frying pan on medium heat and stir fry paneer for about 2 minutes – take them out before paneer starts changing color.
Next stir-fry bell pepper until they are tender. Do not over cook the bell pepper. Take them out and drain on a paper towel.
Using the same frying pan, Test the oil by adding one cumin seed to the oil; if seed cracks right away oil is ready.
Add the asafetida and cumin seeds.
After the cumin seeds crack, add the tomato puree, coriander powder, turmeric, fenugreek leaves and cayenne pepper.
Cook for about 4 minutes on medium heat.
Tomato mixture will reduce to about half in volume.
Add about 2 spoons of water, and the salt.
Wait till gravy comes to boil add paneer and bell pepper and let it simmer for about five minutes on low medium heat.
Now it is ready to serve.

Recipe Summary

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In case if you haven't heard of it already, the Kadhi Paneer is a classic Indian main dish for any special occasion. Well, you can make it any time want. It has Paneer and colorful bell peppers that are sauteed in spicy tomato gravy. Manjula demonstrates in this video to make this dish. It goes well with rice or roti! Enjoy!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 212 Calories from Fat 127

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g22.2%

Saturated Fat 2.2 g10.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 5.7 mg1.9%

Sodium 564 mg23.5%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g4.9%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.3%

Sugars 7 g

Protein 10 g19.1%

Vitamin A 44.9% Vitamin C 150.4%

Calcium 12.1% Iron 14.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Kadhi Paneer Gravy Recipe Video