Khadai Paneer is a spicy North Indian dish, which is made with a fresh non-melting cheese (Paneer). Khadai paneer can be served with Indian flat breads like phulka rotis, naan, paratha and rice varieties like pulav, jeera rice, ghee and cashewnut rice.
Paneer- 350 gramsTomatoes - 5-6 (medium sized)
whole red chillies - 3
cloves - 2
bay leaves- 2
cinamon stick - 2 (1 inch)
Ginger paste - 2 tsp
corriander seeds - 2 tbsp (crushed)
Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
hing (Asefotida)- a pinch
salt to taste
oil - 3 tbsp
Fresh cilantro (corriander) leaves to garnish
Heat the oil in a pan. Add broken red chillies, cloves, crushed corriander seeds, hing and saute it for 2 minutes. Add cinamon stick and bay leaves and stir it. Add ginger paste and red chilli powder, tomatoes and salt and saute it till the tomatoes become tender. Add paneer and gently stir it. Cook on low heat till the paneer is heated through. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.