Kadai Paneer with Sprouts

Finally found time from my office, home and other commitments to write something for this blog... its been so long and I kept meaning to put up some nice interesting recipe. Actually it's been quite some time since I found time to cook something interesting.

So, in hopes of pleasing my husband's exacting palate (he only likes spicy Indian gravies) and my health obsession (less salt, less masalas, no sugar, less/no oil.....) I surfed the net for some interesting recipe.

I came across this realy unique combination of kadai paneer with bean sprouts... it was like a gift from heaven! The perfect combination to keep both of us happy!

So, here my version of the recipe. You can find the original one at Prema's Blog

Kadai Paneer with Sprouts

Paneer- 250 grams
Capsicum- 2 small
Tomatoes-red and ripe ones- 3 large chopped finely
Onions- 1 large choppe finely
Bean sprouts(mung)- ½ cup
Corriander powder 1 tsp
Chilli powder-1 ½ tsp
Garam masala- ½ tsp
Kasoori methi- 1 tsp
Green chilli-1 chopped finely
Ginger- 2” piece chopped finely
Coriander leaves- 2 tsp chopped finely
Oil - 3 tsp
Cuminseeds- ¼ tsp
Cinnamon- 1” piece
Cardomom- 1
Bay leaves- 2

Cut the paneer and capsicum lengthwise.
Heat oil in a kadai and add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, bay leaves and cumin.
Add onions, green chillies, ginger and bean sprouts and fry for some time. When the onions turn transparent add the tomatoes, salt and chili powder.
Simmer the flame and cover with a lid and cook for 10 minutes or till the tomatoes become mushy and well cooked.
At this stage add the coriander and red chili powder and capsicum pieces. Close with a lid and cook for 5 minutes.
Finally add the paneer pieces, kasoori methi and garam masala powder.
Cook for a few more minutes and garnish with coriander leaves .
Serve hot with roti/naan.

The original recipe called for crushing a dried red chilly and 3 tsp of coriander seeds. I omitted that step as it would become too hot and also time consuming. You can add the powder when you add capsicum pieces.

Do let me know how you like this recipe. I will try to post pictures the next time.


Happy Cooking!