Kadai Paneer

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Kadai Paneer

  • Kadai Paneer Recipe

Kadai Paneer or Kadhai Paneer is one of the most popular paneer recipes. Indian Cottage Cheese or Paneer is cooked in Onion & Tomato gravy with spices. Step by step recipe of how to make delicious restaurant style Kadai Paneer at home.


  • 150g Paneer cut in square cubes
  • 1 medium size Onion cut in squares
  • 1 medium size Capsicum cut in squares
  • 2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kitchen King Masala
  • 1 tsp Dry Fenugreek Leaves (Kasuri Methi)
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 2-3 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Fresh Cream
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • Fresh Coriander finely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • – for gravy
  • 2 medium size Onion roughly chopped
  • 2 medium size Tomato roughly chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves
  • 1-inch Ginger
  • – for Kadai Masala
  • 2 tsp Coriander Seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 dry Red Chilli


  • Dry roast whole spices on low flame for 1 minute and grind to make semi fine powder (Kadai Masala).
  • In a kadhai, heat 1 tbsp Oil over medium flame.
  • Now add Ginger, Garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.
  • Add Onion and sauté till they become soft.
  • Now add Tomatoes, a pinch of Salt and again sauté till tomatoes are softened.
  • Switch off the gas and let it cool down. Grind in a mixture and make the paste.
  • Add 1 tsp Oil and 2 tbsp Butter in a pan and heat over medium flame.
  • In melted butter add Green Chilli, Capsicum and Onion.
  • Sauté for 30 – 40 seconds, add Onion Tomato paste, 1tbsp Kadai Masala, Red Chilli Powder and some salt.
  • Mix well all ingredients and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add Paneer cubes, Kitchen King Masala, Garam masala and mix well.
  • After adding Paneer, do not cook for more than 2 minutes.
  • Add Kasuri Methi and some fresh coriander, mix well.
  • Switch off the gas.
  • Add some fresh cream and garnish with fresh coriander before serving Kadai Paneer.
  • Serve hot with Roti, Naan or Paratha.

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