Feeling hungry…!! Feeling very hungry…!! What you do, when you feel hungry?? Makes food for himself… But… It does not make sense to prepare any random dish Sometime some dishes are stuck in your head Lot’s of time we feel hungry for some specific dish… So, today i am feeling hungry for
“Kadhai Paneer” Let’s make “KADHAI PANEER” And unfortunately you all have to bare “Kadhai Paneer” for… Some time Don’t scroll ha, it’s a good recipe… Rolling &… Action…!! “Kadhai Paneer”, “Kadhai Chicken” “Kadhai Ghost” all these words come because All this dishes are made in a “Kadhai” This phenomenal is typically Aaa… From the “old Punjab” in”Lahore” The concept of giving names to a dish was very simple there Name of the dish was kept in such a manner that if a dish is cooked in “Kadhai” Then “Kadhai” or if cooked in “Tawa” Then “Tawa Ghost” Or if cooked in “Handi” Then “Handi Ghost” Life was simple But it wasn’t that simple Because as you Change the utensils there is a change in properties, there is change in cooking time also In “Handi” the “Cooking time” is more It’s more like a “Stew” In “Kadhai” the “Cooking time” is less it’s more like a “Stir fry” But obviously not as quick as a “Tawa” As soon as you put any dish on a “Tawa” you sauté it quickly and then serve Which means… From “Tawa”, “Kadhai” and “Handi” Cooking time keeps on increasing And… The “Curry” like consistency Changes… “Tawa” masala is coating, “Kadhai” masala is more in coating then tawa And in “Handi” you have a gravy of sauce And that is the difference that a cooking utensils gives to the food Around 4 parts coriander seeds and 1 part cumin seeds Red chilli And in this case we have “Kashmiri red chilli” So, that’s the reason i have put 4 to 5 chilli’s otherwise 1-2 chilli’s were enough Because Kashmiri red chilli don’t have spice, it is good for colour It’s a secret This is secret addition After roasting add little “Salt” You know what salt does it actually Helps in roasting evenly Perfect… So this is the base for any “Kadhai masala” So if anybody asks for Kadhai masala… So this is “Kadhai masala” It has two ways to store First, we gust dry pound it like this Second, is we just put little bit of oil And grind the masala with the Luke warm oil Both ways of storing is right Nice… Coarsely grind the mixture Now let’s make Gravy for Kadhai Paneer Chop onion for gravy Ginger Ginger garlic paste Don’t brown the onions too much Bring it to light brown and then we will add the tomatoes By the time onions will cook the masala’s will also cook with it See the important part is whenever You are cooking any Punjabi food Whether it is from Punjab in India Or from the olden days Punjab Or from Punjab in Pakistan, When ever you making Punjabi food Adding masala’s in the “Tempering” determines a lot, it determines The entire character of the dish Another common difference is how you “Roast” The spices for a “Tawa”, A “Kadhai” and a “Handi” Masala’s in “Handi” take’s less time to roast Because they have to cook for long time in “Handi” “Tawa” has lot’s of roasted masala, they are Roasted at very high intensity Because they are quickly “Stir Fried” For “Kadhai” there is medium roasting of masala’s because They are cooking for a “Medium” duration Then we will sauté the vegetables on the other side To sauté vegetables for Kadhai, add little salt Done… I will add Paneer also in the vegetables But if you want you can deep fry the paneer I prefer shallow frying it Thats it… Done… Now add Kadhai masala It’s very important to keep mixing the vegetable same as we do it in a Kadhai Nice… And now add the gravy which we made in the vegetables Very nice… I am gonna finish it with little bit of cream Again cream is optional if you want to put cream you can If you don’t want to put it’s okay Toss gently make sure Paneer doesn’t break Other all hard work to make this, in the last Will lead to “Paneer Bhurji” Instead of “Kadhai Paneer” Nice… Now, if you want to make it as restaurant style Then just add “Rogan” or “Chilli Oil” on the top But, for me this is beautiful it’s perfect Pass… If you also want to pass then Go and try…!!!