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June 06, 2021

 Ok! Don't be alarmed by the word 'Kadai' it is just an   Indian wok. You don't have to have a Kadai to make this dish. Just a little bit of love for food is all you need. By all means use a regular pan if you don't have a curved pot or wok and let's make this finger licking dish.

Make this dish began by replacing Paneer with Tofu and Coconut cream if you are vegan

Serves - 2

Spice level - Mild


tsp - Tea spoon

tbsp - Table spoon

Items Quantity In NumbersPaneer
Paneer 1 inch cubes 250 g 
Onion fine chopped 180 g Usually 1 medium sized
Canned or freshly blended Tomato puree 200 g Usually 1 1/2 tomatoes
Green Pepper ( 1 inch square cuts) 50 g 3/4 cup
Onion ( 1 inch square cuts) 50 g 3/4 cup

The one curry


1 1/2 tbsp
Garlic mashed/grated/blended
10 g or 1/2 tbsp usually 5 cloves

Ginger mashed/grated/blended
 10 g or 1/2 tbsp about the 2 inches 
Oil 30 ml  2tbsp
Cashews 1/4 cup
Cream 30 ml  2 tbsp
Fresh Cilantro (optional)

5 g

1/4 cup
Fenugreek leaves (crushed)

1 tsp


Pre Prep:

  1. Soak the cashews in water for 10 minutes and put in a blender and make it into a fine paste and set it aside.
  2. Heat a kadai(a curve bottom pot or wok) or a regular pan and 1 tbsp oil and 1/2 tsp of the one curry
  3. Add the paneer, the square cut green pepper and onions and light roast  them in medium flame for 3 mins till you see a little bit of charring. Transfer it to a bowl or plate.

Preparation :

Step 1: The Base (5 mins)

  1. In the same pot/pan in medium flame and add 30 ml  or 2 tbsp oil of your choice.
  2.  Add a 1/2 tsp of 'The One Curry' Masala for oil infusion
  3. Add chopped onion and sauté till it turns gold brown
  4. Add the blended/grated ginger and garlic and sauté for a minute
  5. Add all the tomatoes puree give it a bit of stir for a minute

Step 2: The Masala (5 mins)

  1. Add 1 1/2 tbsp of 'The One Curry' masala (add 1/ tbsp of red chilli powder or black pepper here if you like it hot)
  2. Add 1/2 tbsp salt .Give it a good mix
  3. Add a little bit of water to avoid burning
  4. Keep sautéing till the entire mixture turns nice and soft for about 2-3 mins

Step 3: The Main (5 mins)

  1. Add the cashew paste and let it boil for a 2 minutes
  2. Add all the square cut onion and green pepper and paneer and give it all an awesome mix.
  3. Add 1 cup water.
  4. Salt and heat Test: Do a final salt and heat test and add salt or black pepper as per your liking.
  5. Bring the flame to high and let it come to a nice boil.

Step 4: The Simmering (15 mins)

  1. As soon as you see entire gravy boiling close the pot with the lid and reduce the flame to simmer(between medium and sim) for 10 mins. Give it a couple of stirs in between the 10 mins to make sure the bottom doesn't burn and put the lid back on.
  2. Add the cream and let it boil for 1 minute.
  3. Add the cilantro and fenugreek leaves for garnish

Enjoy with Rice or Naan bread!

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