Kadai Paneer Recipe - Paneer cooked in a kadai with a flavourful masala.

This recipe is contributed by Member drchitra phil.

Main Ingredients : Paneer (cottage cheese), Onions

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 cubes250 grams

  • Onions pureed3 medium

  • Tomatoes pureed3 large

  • Ginger-garlic paste 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Garam masala 1 teaspoon

  • Bay leaf 2

  • Cloves 3

  • Cinnamon 1 inch sticks

  • coriander leaves a few

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Heat ghee in a kadai and saute the cottage cheese pieces till golden brown. Soak them in 5 cups water.

Step 2

In the same pan add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon sticks, onion paste and ginger garlic paste. Saute well till lightly golden.

Step 3

Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala and little water. Mix well and allow the mixture to boil. Add tomato puree and mix again.

Step 4

Cover and cook for five minutes till oil surfaces.Add salt and drained cottage cheese pieces. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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