Kadai Paneer Recipe | How to make Kadai Paneer

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 Kadai Paneer Recipe | How to make Kadai Paneer, Hello 🙂 🙂 Today’s recipe is Kadai paneer!!!  whenever we go out for dinner with friends, i have noticed my friends who are vegetarians their sure-shot order is panner in starter…..!!! Paneer in maincourse..!!! Paneer in Dessert!  🙂 :)) Tell me one thing.. who doesn’t like panner? i like paneer in any forms, Paneer is the Versatile ingredient Right!!! though i order something in chicken or mutton, i had always tasted from their plate!! yes!! its yum yum!!!  This  time when i got paneer i made Paneer Butter masala! which is sooper Dooper hit! Hubby dear loved it very much,  This morning,when i took paneer from fridge he asked me to make paneer butter masala, but i had a menu plan to post a recipe kadai paneer- a semi dry version, Usually kadai paneer would be Gravy but i wanted to be a semi – dry, so if u want a recipe kadai paneer gravy please let me know, i would love to try and post the recipe… 🙂 :), About this recipe, This is the typical northindian style dish, remember whenever ur making a northindian gravy or dry or semi dry.. just add 1 spoon sugar to the dish,, that will surely take ur recipe  to another level!! Do try this recipe.. and  post ur pictures on my Facebook page!! i would looooooove to see that!! 🙂 🙂

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Kadai Paneer Recipe- How to make Kadai Paneer


  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Paneer- 1 cup
  • onion- 2
  • capsicum- 1 cup
  • oil- 3 tbs
  • jeera- 1 tsp
  • chilli powder- 1.5 tbs
  • Coriander powder- 1 tbs
  • Gram masala- 1.5 tsp
  • turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • sugar- 1/2 tsp
  • TO GRIND:
  • Tomato- 4
  • ginger – 1 tsp
  • chillies- 2

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion and capsicum into cubes and saute them in oil for 2mins, keep aside
  2. Cut the paneer into cubes and saute them in oil and keep them in warm water.
  3. Grind the tomato, ginger and chillies.
  4. Heat up the oil in wok, add in jeera, tomato puree saute them for 5 mins, add water cover it with lid, let it boil for sometime..
  5. when the oil oozes out, add in sautéed onion, tomato and paneer mix them gently, sprinkle some water and cook for 3 to 5 mins.

 step by step pictures:

Add tomatoes, Ginger and fennel seeds in blender
Add tomatoes, Ginger and chillies  in blender
Blend them into a fine paste
Blend them into a fine paste
Heat up the oil in wok, add diced onions and capsicum sautee for 2 mins and keep aside
Heat up the oil in wok, add diced onions and capsicum sautee for 2 mins and keep aside
Add little oil, sauce the paneer cubes until it turns light golden colour
Add little oil, saute the paneer cubes until it turns light golden colour
Add the paneer cubes in warm water
Add the paneer cubes in warm water
Heat up the oil in same wok, add in cumin seeds
Heat up the oil in same wok, add in cumin seeds
Add the blended tomato puree
Add the blended tomato puree
Add the spice powder- i have taken chilli powder, coriander powder,turmeric powder, garam masala saute until the raw smell leaves off
Add the spice powder- i have taken chilli powder, coriander powder,turmeric powder, garam masala saute until the raw smell leaves off
Add salt for taste
Add salt for taste
Add some water.. and cover with lid
Add some water.. and cover with lid
After 5 to 10 minutes.. the oil oozes out
After 5 to 10 minutes.. the oil oozes out
Add the onions and capsicum
Add the onions and capsicum
A pinch of sugar..
A pinch of sugar..
Add little water- i have used the wam water in which i kept the paneer immersed
Add little water- i have used the wam water in which i kept the paneer immersed
Cover it with lid
Cover it with lid
After 5 mins.. the kadai paneer is ready!! i have made this in semi-dry version
After 5 mins.. the kadai paneer is ready!! i have made this in semi-dry version

Now the kadai paneer recipe is ready!!! Serve Hot with Roti, naan, paratha or rice. 

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14 Comments

  1. Good looking Paneer!!! I like the color and texture of paneer….

  2. Naveen Roochi Kapil Aggarwal says:

    your delicious recipe I like

  3. I tried this recipe and turned out really great. My both kids loved it very much . Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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