Kadai Paneer Recipe - Paneer cooked in spicy kadai masala.

This recipe is from the book Paneer Book.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese), Oil

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Main Course_Veg

Kadai Paneer

Kadai Paneer Recipe - How to make Kadai Paneer


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Paneer (cottage cheese) cut into 1 inch triangles 500 grams

  • Oil 3 tablespoons

  • Bay leaf 2

  • Cloves 2

  • Cinnamon 2 inch piece

  • Dried red chillies 2

  • 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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