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Kadai Paneer

Paneer cooked in spicy kadai masala.

This recipe is from the book Paneer Book.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Kadai Paneer

Main Ingredients

Paneer (cottage cheese), Oil




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  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 1 inch triangles
    500 grams
  • Oil
    3 tablespoons
  • Bay leaf
  • Cloves
  • Cinnamon
    2 inch piece
  • Dried red chillies
  • Coriander seeds crushed
    2 tablespoons
  • Onion sliced
    1 medium
  • Ginger paste
    2 teaspoons
  • Garlic paste
    2 teaspoons
  • Coriander powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Tomato chopped
    5-6 medium
  • Salt
    to taste


Step 1

Heat oil in a kadai; add bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon, red chillies, broken into two, and half the crushed coriander seeds; sauté for half a minute. Add onion and sauté for a while; add ginger paste and garlic paste and sauté for a while longer.

Step 2

Add coriander powder, red chilli powder and tomatoes. Cook over high heat till the oil separates. Add paneer and salt and half a cup of water.

Step 3

Cook, covered, over low heat for five minutes. Serve hot, garnished with the remaining crushed coriander seeds.

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